Jousting in armor on horseback: the next History Channel competition series

The History Channel is casting for a new reality competition that will feature jousting in armor. Full Metal Jousting is described as a “hard-hitting competition [that] will recreate the raw, crushing force of hardcore jousting battles by arming 16 fierce competitors with lances, armor and a 2,000-pound war horse,” with the winner receiving $100,000.

Besides the fact that sounds awesome, the show is being produced by Pilgrim Films & Television, which also produces the excellent Top Shot for History, so it will probably be done well.

Pilgrim is casting for “America’s toughest and bravest”; if you apply, “you don’t need to be an experienced jouster,” but must be “a skilled horseback rider and have the heart of a warrior,” according to the casting notice.

Here’s its teaser trailer:

Survivor San Juan Del Sur's dark cloud is lifted

John Rocker

In its third episode, Survivor San Juan Del Sur improved significantly as John Rocker faced off against an Amazing Race villain. But the Exile Island reward challenge remains a drag on the series.


Why Dick Donato left Big Brother 13

Dick Donato

The Big Brother villain known as "Evel Dick" has finally revealed why he left the show during its 13th season: he learned he was HIV positive.

Also: Dick claims he had no choice but to leave the game.

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