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'American Daredevils': Watch a fiery clip from History's Evel Knievel

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Passing on the torch of legendary adventurer Evel Knievel and being a human torch — they’re not mutually exclusive. At least according to History’s American Daredevils, a new reality series that takes a glimpse into the lives of the stuntmen who perform off-the-wall, death-defying feats without rehearsals or second tries. In other words: What does it really take to crash, burn, and repeat?

Click through for an exclusive clip of Dr. Danger, one of the series’ stars who’s more blazing than twinkling.

American Daredevils series premieres Oct. 22 at 10 p.m. ET.