By Mandi Bierly
Updated May 03, 2011 at 04:20 PM EDT
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Has any show ever sounded more fun than Full Metal Jousting, one of the series History announced today for 2011-2012?

In FULL METAL JOUSTING, a maverick group of fighters compete for top honors in the most dangerous competition in history. Far from the contrivances of the Renaissance Fair, this is authentic, full-contact jousting, with two competitors on horses charging towards each other at 30 miles an hour. Gone is the traditional armor, replaced by state-of-the-art protective gear. Each week’s episode features full-contact trials and preparations that will ultimately determine the champion-king of the joust.

The photo is not from the show, it’s just to remind you what jousting looks like… Okay, I am a little worried about the horses, but I’ll trust History to make sure none get injured and that they’re, like, really really into it. Like Cable Guy into it.

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