"Top Shot All-Stars," Season 5 is back with new twists, fiercer competition, and bigger prizes that lie ahead for 16 master marksmen vying for another chance at bragging rights in History's hit competition series.

In "Top Shot All-Stars," elite sharp-shooters from previous seasons face off in the most explosive season yet. This time, it's all about skill. No teams. No nomination range. Politics and alliances are a thing of the past. Competitors will also face a brand new high-stakes challenge: "The Proving Ground."

Ranging from 24 to 53 years old, the 16 shooters come from all walks of life. The group includes: a federal police officer who served with the Air Force in Operation Iraqi Freedom; the first female member of the Venezuelan Olympic Shooting Team; a video producer who taught himself to build and shoot weapons; a Homeland Security agent; a construction worker who holds 26 state titles; a plumber who graduated at the top of his class at the Marine Corps Sniping School; and the NRA's 11-time pistol champ.

Returning "Top Shot" champions Iain Harrison, Chris Reed, Dustin Ellerman and Chris Cheng will also take part in the All-Star season. Colby Donaldson returns as host of the elimination series.

Season five comes fully loaded with formidable history-inspired challenges and an incredible array of weapons. The first episode calls for mastery of a Soviet semi-automatic rifle used in the 1941 Nazi invasion, a Tactical OBR with 20 round magazines, the Milkor M32A1 grenade launcher and an FN-FAL self-loading selective fire battle rifle, popular among NATO troops. In addition, competitors must conquer a mortar-rigged barbed wire fence, an unstable platform, and a bull's eye target where elimination is just a fraction of an inch away.

Challenge winners will receive coveted prizes, such as sporting equipment and Bass Pro Shops gift cards. But only one "Top Shot" All-Star will take home the Grand Prize — $100,000 and a "Top Shot" special edition Tahoe Q5i Speedboat, provided by Bass Pro Shops.

The "Top Shot" Season 5 contestants include Adam Benson, Alex Charvat, Blake Miguez, Brian "Gunny" Zins, Chee Kwan, Chris Cerino, Gabby Franco, Gary Quesenberry, Greg "LJ" Littlejohn, Jamie Franks, Joe Serafini, Kelly Bachand, Kyle Sumpter, Peter Palma, Phil Morden and William Bethards.

"Top Shot" is produced for History by Pilgrim Studios. Executive Producers for History are Zachary Behr and Wendy Greene. Craig Piligian, Ralph Wikke and Mitch Rosa are Executive Producers for Pilgrim Studios.

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Network: History Channel
Genre: Reality
Runtime: 60 mins.
Premiere Date: June 6, 2010
Seasons: 5
Production Company: Pilgrim Films & Television

'Top Shot' Season 5 Returns with All-Stars — Premiering Wednesday, May 29, the new season of the History competition series features elite sharp-shooters and all four champions from previous seasons. Read more...
'Top Shot' Season 4: Meet the Contestants — Premiering Tuesday, February 14, the new season features 18 new skilled marksmen with the broadest range of shooting backgrounds ever featured on the series. Read more...
'Top Shot' Season 2: Meet the Contestants — Premiering Tuesday, February 8, the History Channel competition series is back and rearmed with 16 new marksmen who must face off in even fiercer challenges to win a $100,000 prize package. Read more...

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matt says:
How do I get to be a contestant on Top Shot.
gene says:
Colby took American Thunder to a new low and will do the same in the 1st season of Top Shot. Get a better host.
tom says:
how do i become a contestant on top shot . i need to do this real bad
tim says:
I have a WW model 60 and when i go out im at 100yds for targets. like to try this some time
jim says:
where is this program filmed?

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