Unlike History's upcoming Full Metal Jousting, which gives wannabe knights 'off the street' the chance to experience full-on Medieval jousting, National Geographic's Knights Of Mayhem follows a troupe of professional jousters, led by Charlie Andrews (World Champion of Full Contact Heavy Armoured Jousting) as they face some of their toughest armoured opponents.
Hitting TV screens (in the States) this Autumn (Fall), National Geographic Channel's Fall Preview has this to say:
"Charlie Andrews leads the Knights of Mayhem, a group of modern-day Lancelots and Galahads dedicated to transforming this medieval sport from a staged act to a professional sports phenomenon that will sweep the globe. For these 'knights', jousting is no dinner show. Donning 130 pounds of steel armor, they mount 2,000-pound horses and charge at each other with solid hemlock lances at speeds up to 30mph to absorb devastating impacts with potential for concussions, broken bones and far worse."