Full Metal Jousting

2012, TV Show

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The jousters discuss what they think their first hit in competition will feel like.

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Watch the preview for the next episode of HISTORY's newest series, Full Metal Jousting. Airs Sundays at 10/9c. No Pain. No Game.

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The Full Metal Jousters discuss what they think are the most dangerous aspects of jousting.

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The jousters discuss what they think their first hit in competition will feel like.

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When a young programming executive at the History channel first pitched the idea of following a group of Louisiana Cajuns who hunt alligators, "the poor guy got laughed out of the room," says the network's president, Nancy Dubuc. But instead of dropping the idea, he kept bringing it up — and kept getting laughed at.

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Watch My Show: Full Metal Jousting's Craig Piligian Answers Our Showrunner Survey

Craig Piligian knows a thing or two about aggressive TV shows. The producer's stable of reality series about tough guys doing rough things has included Dirty Jobs, American Chopper, Swamp Loggers and The Ultimate Fighter. Now Piligian is behind Full Metal Jousting, which gives the medieval sport a full-contact, modern-day twist. The show, which airs Sundays at 10pm on History, awards cash to the jouster (decked out in suits of steel) who survives the most collisions. Piligian took time to tell us why we should man up and watch... read more

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Premiered: February 12, 2012, on History Channel
Rating: TV-14
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Premise: Armored warriors battle in modern-day jousting matches in this reality-competition series.

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