They did call it a series premier... but it was more like a remake of a 20 year old movie where they just use the single name as a title rather than deem it a sequel.
But I believe Tough Enough actually ran for at least two seasons, maybe three in the early 2000s.
Ah so it's not a show that's been running every season for a while?
Yeah TUF needs a new layout for sure. Maybe instead of casting nobodies with "personality" they should start getting veterans from other leagues or guys with HUGE potential that the hardcores already know about. Khalidov, Sergei before he signed with SF, Chris Weidman if he wasn't already signed etc. Guys with a lot of experience that just never made it to the big show for whatever reason.
Not 4-3 pros who have never fought anyone legitimate before ever. More guys like Nelson, less guys like Darrill Schnoonover.