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Top Shot

Top Shot

Photo Credit:  Matthieu Young / A+E Networks
  • Premiered: 
    June 6, 2010
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  • Network: History
  • Category: Series
  • Genre: Reality
  • Type: Live Action
  • Concept: 
  • Subject Matter: Talent
  • Tags: shooting, guns

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    Season 1

Plot Synopsis

Each season, a group of America's most skilled marksmen compete for the $100,000 prize package, a professional contract with Bass Pro Shops, and the title of "Top Shot." In each episode, contenders face team and individual elimination challenges inspired by real events in history -- from Wild West shootouts to modern-day sniper missions. During each test, high-speed, high-definition cameras capture their skillful execution in extreme slow-motion as they use different techniques and weapons, such as muzzle-loading muskets, modern pistols, slingshots, and throwing knives, which best represent the era being depicted. Some of the contestants are professionals, others are amateurs, and a few are even world record holders. Host Colby Donaldson was the runner-up on SURVIVOR: THE AUSTRALIAN OUTBACK (Season 2). TOP SHOT returned for its fifth season on Wednesday, May 29, 2013 at 10pm ET/PT with an all-star season featuring 16 sharp shooters from previous seasons, but this time they're on the own, because there are no teams. Plus, competitors faced a new challenge called "The Proving Ground." Returning TOP SHOT champions Iain Harrison, Chris Reed, Dustin Ellerman and Chris Cheng also took part in the All-Star season.


Production & Distribution

  • Produced by Pilgrim Films and Television

Firsts, Lasts & Notable Notes

  • June 6, 2010: First competition series on History Channel.
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