History competes with 'Top Shot'

Contestants participate in a sharp-shooting contest for $100K

History is getting into the competition reality game with "Top Shot."

The new series from Craig Piligian has contestants competing in a sharp-shooting contest. Each episode features expert marksmen facing elimination challenges inspired by real-life events in history -- from Wild West shootouts to sniper missions -- for a shot at a $100,000 prize.

"Not only will contestants have a chance to experience history in the making, but they might make history themselves by breaking a world record," said Nancy Dubuc, president and general manager of History.

The network has ordered 10 episodes of the series to premiere in 2010.