'Steve Austin’s Broken Skull Challenge' Premieres Jan. 3

New Season Kicks Off With Special Military-Themed Episode

We're proud to announce that for the first time, America’s greatest heroes — our military — will be first to tackle the formidable Skullbuster when Steve Austin’s Broken Skull Challenge returns Jan. 3 at 8 p.m. ET/PT.

That's right, the most physically demanding competition series is back with 18 all-new episodes, featuring world-renowned athletic contenders from across the obstacle course racing world including Spartan and CrossFit, power lifters, professional athletes, MMA fighters and everyday heroes.

The new season kicks off with a special military-themed episode as brothers in arms face off in a series of intense challenges. In the end, only one Veteran will make it to the final challenge designed by Steve Austin himself, the Skullbuster. The half-mile obstacle course is the most grueling one yet, and only the toughest of the tough will make it to the end for a shot at winning $10,000. The military Veterans will also compete for a chance to win an additional $10,000 for the charity of his choice.

For more on Steve Austin’s Broken Skull Challenge, or to catch up on previous seasons, visit and download the CMT app. Fans can also join the conversation on the series official Facebook page, and follow @CMT on Twitter and Instagram using #BrokenSkullChallenge.

Watch a clip of the season premiere below.

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