What happened to History Channel's Human Weapon?

by Jason Chambers | source: The UnderGround Forum
 

From: Jason Chambers  
Member Since: 9/18/04
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Each time I post someone ask about the show; if its returning, what the ratings were, etc.

I decided to answer all your questions here:

WILL THERE BE ANOTHER SEASON?
-No the show will not be back. "Officially" we did 2 seasons (8 episodes each), but it was really one long one... explanation later.

WERE THE RATING ACCEPTABLE?
-It debuted as the highest rated show for the channel and continued to grow from the next 4 weeks. The show was still the 2nd highest rated show when it was yanked.

WHY DID IT GET CANCELED, I LOVED THAT SHOW?
- The production company blames the History Channel, the History Channel blames the production company. The production company couldn't get the rough cuts to the Network in time for them to make edits , send it back, have them correct it and return the "fine " cut to History for airing. If you watched the show, you notice we would say that there was a NEW episode next week, but often run a repeat, due to this fact.

DO YOU STILL TALK TO BILL?
- Yes, on occasion. He now is a manager at an LA boxing gym in Jersey and loves it.

WHICH ART DID YOU LIKE THE MOST?
-MMA...duh. :)But Krav Maga had some really applicable tactics and moves.

HOW MANY EPISODES DID YOU DO?
- We did 16 shows (one of which was a high-lite). It was originally slated for 13 but the production company wasnt getting the tapes to Network fast enough, so instead of consistently missing shows, they took a 3 week hiatus and said "Here comes season 2!

DID YOU RUN OUT OF MARTIAL ARTS?

-Nope. Even after our last day of shooting we had 24 more episodes in prep. We found 40 or so Martial arts to cover. Everything from BJJ (the one thing I cant believe we missed-although I take full credit in getting an MMA episode)to Mongolian Wrestling. The plan was to start doing military martial arts then CIA, FBI etc if we ran out. We felt we had at least 24 more episodes ready to go.

Did I miss anything?

Thank for all the support over the years guys :)

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1/13/10 5:52 PM by Jason Chambers

I loved the show, would be great to do one similar to it.

DreamerMMA site profile image  

1/12/10 4:15 AM by DreamerMMA

 I really hope you pursue the return of this show or something like it. It was awesome and I bet it's fanbase would have continued to grow. If you don't do it I guarantee someone else will.

GMan99 site profile image  

1/12/10 2:09 AM by GMan99

good thread

Jason Chambers site profile image  

1/12/10 1:28 AM by Jason Chambers

Thanks for all the love guys- I always try to give back to the UG.As I did for Season 1, I will be giving away my 2 VIP tickets to each (Live) Bellator event in 2010.:)

JudOWNED site profile image  

1/11/10 2:21 PM by JudOWNED

Loved the Judo Ep. And I'd definitely watch again if they brought the show back.

DJ CRUSH site profile image  

1/11/10 6:15 AM by DJ CRUSH

Great show and great behind the scenes stories. Thanks Jason!-"DJ CRUSH"

CyborgRoyce site profile image  

1/11/10 4:19 AM by CyborgRoyce

ttt for this show. it provided great family bonding time for my father and i hahain the sanshou episode, from what i saw on tv, i thought you beat that tall chinese kid convincingly with superior takedowns. do you think you were screwed by biased judging?

parklife site profile image  

1/11/10 3:35 AM by parklife

weren't you doing another reality show with Elaina Maxwell and a few others in Vegas or LA.. ??

Jsteven site profile image  

1/10/10 12:47 PM by Jsteven

ttt

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1/9/10 3:27 PM by Jason Chambers

I train w/Conor, no way we were going to beat the hell out of each other. (at least not for pocket change ;).The director wanted to see a twister to we agreed to do it in the 2nd round, with the first round to be sparring.I still think i won the first one 10-9 ;)



 

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