World's Toughest Fixes

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  • 2008
  • 3 Seasons
  • 8.2  (132)

World's Toughest Fixes is a documentary-based reality series that challenges its host to repair and renovate some of the toughest and dangerous fixes across the globe. The host, Sean Riley, was accepted for the position after answering a Craigslist ad requesting someone with numerous certifications, including first aid, welding and scuba. Along with his skills in electrical and heavy duty rigging, Riley works with other specialized engineers to make dramatic repairs. Each 60 minute episode of World's Toughest Fixes focuses on one job Riley and his team need to accomplish, with the host providing narration on the steps they're taking to complete the task. During the four seasons the show aired, Riley's repairs ranged from everyday tough fixes to those in out-of-way locations. Low-end examples include Riley's assistance in the repairs of high voltage lines and a Rhode Island wind turbine. He also worked with representatives of the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transit Authority (SEPTA) to repair and operate their subways and commuter railways. World's Toughest Fixes also focuses on repairs and remodels in some famous locations. In the second season Riley helped fixed problems with the Alaskan Oil Pipeline, the Hadron Collider, and the Columbia River Dam. In the third season the show examined how repairs were performed on major bridges like San Francisco's Golden Gate and the UK's London Bridge. In the last season Riley took on his most extreme challenges with repairs to a TV tower in San Antonio, A sky bridge in downtown Salt Lake City, and a deep space antenna at the Goldstone Deep Space Communications Complex. World's Toughest Fixes premiered on the American cable network National Geographic Channel in September of 2008. Its last original installment aired in 2011. As of this writing, no further episodes have been ordered.

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NASA Deep Space Antenna
7. NASA Deep Space Antenna
August 25, 2011
Riley teams up with Nasa in the Mojave Desert to repair the DS-114 Mars Antenna.
Ultimate Water Ride
6. Ultimate Water Ride
October 21, 2010
This park has an injured roller coaster -- and Riley is along for the ride as the engineers attempt to nurse it back to health.
Salt Lake City Sky Bridge
5. Salt Lake City Sky Bridge
October 14, 2010
Three days, one 300,000-pound bridge, two buildings, and mere inches to spare - there is no room for error on this next-to-impossible fix, as Riley helps lift a bridge between two buildings. Working in downtown Salt Lake City - with a commuter train running through the worksite, power lines all around, and five stories of parking garages below - two massive cranes will work in tandem, and all work has to be done in the dead of night.
Sky High Texas Tower
4. Sky High Texas Tower
October 7, 2010
Sean Riley and engineer Steve make a precarious roller coaster repair 900 feet over Las Vegas.
Interstate Bridge
3. Interstate Bridge
June 24, 2010
How do you move an object weighing 2 million pounds? Very carefully! Riley helps move a bridge into place with inches to spare.
San Francisco Bridge
2. San Francisco Bridge
June 17, 2010
A team of tugboats guides a mega cruise ship into drydock.
Philly Mega Transit
1. Philly Mega Transit
June 10, 2010
When a train tunnel under the Schuylkill River starts taking on water, the transit authority has to act fast.
Description

World's Toughest Fixes is a documentary-based reality series that challenges its host to repair and renovate some of the toughest and dangerous fixes across the globe. The host, Sean Riley, was accepted for the position after answering a Craigslist ad requesting someone with numerous certifications, including first aid, welding and scuba. Along with his skills in electrical and heavy duty rigging, Riley works with other specialized engineers to make dramatic repairs.

Each 60 minute episode of World's Toughest Fixes focuses on one job Riley and his team need to accomplish, with the host providing narration on the steps they're taking to complete the task. During the four seasons the show aired, Riley's repairs ranged from everyday tough fixes to those in out-of-way locations. Low-end examples include Riley's assistance in the repairs of high voltage lines and a Rhode Island wind turbine. He also worked with representatives of the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transit Authority (SEPTA) to repair and operate their subways and commuter railways.

World's Toughest Fixes also focuses on repairs and remodels in some famous locations. In the second season Riley helped fixed problems with the Alaskan Oil Pipeline, the Hadron Collider, and the Columbia River Dam. In the third season the show examined how repairs were performed on major bridges like San Francisco's Golden Gate and the UK's London Bridge. In the last season Riley took on his most extreme challenges with repairs to a TV tower in San Antonio, A sky bridge in downtown Salt Lake City, and a deep space antenna at the Goldstone Deep Space Communications Complex.

World's Toughest Fixes premiered on the American cable network National Geographic Channel in September of 2008. Its last original installment aired in 2011. As of this writing, no further episodes have been ordered.

World's Toughest Fixes is a series that is currently running and has 3 seasons (28 episodes). The series first aired on September 28, 2008.

Where to Watch World's Toughest Fixes

World's Toughest Fixes is available for streaming on the National Geographic website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch World's Toughest Fixes on demand at Amazon, Vudu, Microsoft Movies & TV, Google Play and Apple TV.

  • Premiere Date
    September 28, 2008
  • IMDB Rating
    8.2  (132)