Jersey Combat is not, alas, a fight to the death between New Jersey reality show contestants

National Geographic Channel announced a new series called Jersey Combat, and that sounds like it has a lot of potential: There are way too many reality shows now set in New Jersey, thanks to Jersey Shore and The Real Housewives of New Jersey, so having them fight each other seems like a natural evolution.

Sadly, Jersey Combat is just a documentary series that focuses on the people who run “the world’s largest military warehouse,” which has 500 years of artifacts, suck as knights’ helmets and weapons.

Two other new shows the network announced are exactly as they seem: American Chainsaw follows a chainsaw sculptor, while Bid & Destroy is about a demolition company that strips a place of things of value and then destroys the structure.

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