Full Metal Jousting
Jousting may seem so 12th century, but the History Channel is giving the medieval competition a very modern face-lift for its new series, Full Metal Jousting.
The show, premiering on Sunday, Feb. 12 at 10/9c on History Channel, replaces traditional armor with suits of steel and instead of honor, the 13 jousters are competing for money. Each episode will capture a full-metal joust, where two men charge at each other at 30 miles an hour hoping to take their opponent down. In the end, only one will be left standing to claim the cash prize — and the sweet taste of victory.
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In this first exclusive clip from the series, the jousters practice for the real fight by getting hit by not one, not two, but three aluminum baseball bats...
Dennis Anderson and Rob Mariano
He's competed on four seasons of Survivor. He's traveled the world at least twice for The Amazing Race. And last year, he did the impossible and finally took home the $1 million grand prize in front of millions of TV viewers on Survivor: Redemption Island. So what in the world is "Boston Rob" Mariano doing back on TV less than a year after his triumphant win?
"I love adventure and I always have," Mariano tells TVGuide.com of his latest reality TV venture, Around the World in 80 Ways. "I never got into Survivor or The Amazing Race or any of these shows to be on TV. I got on originally because I wanted to make some money for my family, and because I love the adventure of it."
Around the World in 80 Ways is heavy on adventure, but unlike so many of Mariano's other TV appearances, there's no finish line or final Tribal Council to name a winner. On the series, which premieres Sunday, Oct. 2 at 10/9c on History, Mariano partners with monster truck driver Dennis Anderson to travel thousands of miles in 10 weeks using every possible mode of transportation: from mules to steamboats to...
Bill Paxton, Kevin Costner
Big Love's Bill Paxton will soon trade love for hate.
The actor has been cast as Randall McCoy in History's new miniseries, The Hatfields and McCoys: An American Vendetta, the network announced Tuesday. He joins Kevin Costner, who will play "Devil" Anse Hatfield.
The History Channel has greenlit production on a docudrama based on The Bible, the network announced Tuesday.
From producer Mark Burnett — the man behind The Voice, Survivor and The Apprentice, among others — The Bible will be a five-part, 10-hour miniseries that will tell the story...
Hide your Segway. Survivor and The Amazing Race alum "Boston Rob" Mariano is circumnavigating the globe in a creative way.
Mariano and four-time Monster Jam world champ Dennis Anderson will co-host the upcoming series Around the World in 80 Ways for the History Channel, it was announced Monday.
The Kennedys miniseries has finally found a home: ReelzChannel.
ReelzChannel CEO Stan Hubbard told The Hollywood Reporter that the first two episodes will air Sunday, April 3, with the remaining six to air on successive nights that week.
The pickup comes nearly a month after A&E Television Networks abruptly dropped the project from its History channel — starring Greg Kinnear and Katie Holmes as John F. Kennedy and Jackie Kennedy, respectively — because it is "not a fit for the History brand."
A&E Television Networks' The History Channel has canceled plans to air The Kennedys, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
The eight-part miniseries, starring Greg Kinnear and Katie Holmes as John F. Kennedy and wife Jackie Kennedy, was slated to air this spring. A multi-million dollar project developed by 24 co-creator Joel Surnow, The Kennedys sparked controversy among ...
From an engraved whale's tooth to sunken treasure from the Taj Mahal dynasty, the Pawn Stars have seen a fair share of historic — and obscure — items come through their Las Vegas shop. But what items does Rick "The Boss" Harrison think are the coolest things he currently has in his family-run store?
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TVGuide.com caught up with the star of History's hit series (Mondays at 10/9c) to find out the answer, as well as to find out how the business came to be and what it's like working with his son and father (aka "the old man"). Plus: Find out about their eBay charity auction where the winning bidder will get to intern at the pawn shop with the whole gang...