Interviews with Top Shot host Colby Donaldson and executive producer Craig Piligian about the show’s fifth and final season.
Two competition series have evolved the very, very standard, formulaic, talent-driven competition format in interesting ways: History’s Top Shot has become 100 percent about talent, while Discovery’s The Big Brain Theory has kept its eliminated contestants around to continue to… continue reading
History’s great competition series Top Shot will finally return after more than a year off the air: its first-ever all-star season will debut May 29. The 16 returning contestants won’t be split into teams and will compete in a new,… continue reading
Top Shot ends its third season tonight, and I talked to both host Colby Donaldson, the Survivor alum, and the show’s executive producer about the History Channel series. It is spawning a a spin-off, and also faces an unusual challenge,… continue reading
Last night’s Top Shot featured some Survivor-style drama, another example of the show transcending its basic subject matter (a competition between expert marksmen) and becoming more about human drama, which probably drives marksmen crazy but makes it have much broader… continue reading
Last summer brought the debut of two new surprising competition series: Food Network’s Great Food Truck Race and History’s Top Shot. Both returned this summer, although Top Shot is now in its third season. Both were throwbacks to earlier, simpler… continue reading
Top Shot ended its second season on the History Channel last night, and gave its winner, Chris Reed, $100,000, and Colby Donaldson his last chance to say “Top Sheeeot!” until the summer’s debut of season three. Joe Serafini was eliminated… continue reading
Season three of Top Shot started filming this past weekend, and will debut later this summer: good news, because the History Channel competition series’ second season is still going strong. Last night, it reached the merge–er, individual round–and from its… continue reading
The History Channel’s first competition reality series, Top Shot, returns for its second season tonight at 10 p.m. ET, and if you didn’t get aboard last season, it’s worth watching. The Colby Donaldson-hosted series is interesting even to people, like… continue reading
Top Shot, the surprisingly good History Channel competition between marksmen, is now casting for its third season, as its second season debuts Feb. 8, and will be once again hosted by Survivor‘s Colby Donaldson, who told me before the first… continue reading
Top Shot ended its first season Sunday night, and former British Special Forces and current construction company manager Iain Harrison won the $100,000, defeating Chris Cerino. J.J. Racaza came in third, and Peter Palma was the first eliminated during the… continue reading
Top Shot, History’s first reality competition series, has been renewed for a second season, I’ve learned, and is now casting. When host and former Survivor cast member Colby Donaldson and I talked prior to the debut of the first season,… continue reading
An interview with Top Shot host and Survivor alum Colby Donaldson, with details including how much of his hosting was drawn from Survivor host Jeff Probst.