New Show from Top Shot’s Jake Zweig: “Dude, You’re Screwed!”


Jake filled me in on the details months ago during a range trip, but since the cat is now out of the bag I guess it’s fair game now. Jake Zweig, best known for his stint on Top Shot (where he walked out, claiming the competition was rigged), has landed himself a new TV show on Discovery Channel. The premise is that he and his group of buddies will blindfold each other and drop them into extreme survival situations where they will need to reach civilization in 100 hours — all while the rest of the team watches and critiques the adventure. There’s apparently a firearms tie-in as well . . .

According to Jake, the show was intended to feature tons of survival gear as well as jaunts through unforgiving territory — including firearms. And apparently firearms will feature in the show’s survival portions as well. It should be interesting to see a Discovery program where guns are actually being used as intended rather than being hacked up and mangled in a shop because it’s never been done befo’. In short, this has a lot of potential for being a really good show featuring guns. It’s set to premiere Sunday, December 8th at 10 PM.


  1. avatar Swarf says:

    Hmm, sounds interesting.

  2. avatar DrVino says:

    But does it have guns?

  3. avatar Gov. William J. Le Petomane says:

    Cool enough, but I’d rather see them go back to making documentaries.

  4. avatar Leadbelly says:

    Sounds like lots of outdoor and tacticool product tie-ins to me, but then, I’m the suspicious type.

  5. avatar BDub says:

    Might I suggest Detroit for the first episode.

    1. avatar Matt in FL says:


  6. avatar ChrisE says:

    Refuse to watch anything with Jake Zweig in it.

    1. avatar Stilicho says:

      Zweig is, and always has been, a weak sister, a whiner, a liar, and an affirmative action project exemplifying the Peter Principle. I don’t know a single man that served with him that has a decent opinion of him. In other words, he’s probably perfect for the Discovery Channel. Expect gun control nonsense from him at some point. “Because raciss!”

      1. avatar Anon says:

        Characters such as yourself are exactly the type that the rest of us need to distance ourselves from. We need a faction of literate people so we can split off from the stereotypical gun owners.

      2. avatar Jake says:

        Thats funny I still talk to those guys all the time …. and they have not burned me on the cross yet!!!! Glad to see the Hater Nation is firing it back up!!!!

    2. avatar Petergriffin says:

      Agree quitters should not be given second chances.

      If you’re to big a pussy to survive a reality game show you cant last a day realistically in the jungle

  7. avatar dwb says:

    and this is different from Dual Survival, Man v Wild, because…

    So, with the buddies commenting on the survival tactics, is this going to end up as “Mystery Science Theater 3000” as applied to survival shows?

    1. avatar C says:

      Mystery Survival Theater 3000 would be a hoot!

  8. avatar C says:

    I have an idea for an auto repair show called “Yep, It’s f**ked.”

    1. avatar Bryan says:

      Or “Fixin’ My Hoopdie!”

    2. avatar Matt in FL says:

      If I had a nickel…

    3. avatar lolinski says:

      If I was the mechanic in question every single car would be fu****.

  9. avatar JaxD says:

    Can we put this cat back in the bag, and toss it off a bridge.

  10. avatar Mitch says:

    If it shows them starve to death or die of some infectious disease, I’ll watch it. Otherwise it sounds stupid.

    1. avatar percynjpn says:


  11. avatar JimD says:

    Pretty sure the guy on the right is actually Quagmire from Family Guy.

  12. avatar Jerry R says:

    Episode 2 features Jake stamping his feet and throwing himself on the ground before walking off the show……

  13. avatar Scott S. says:

    Better name might be “You’re a Douche Bag,” starring Varsity Douche Bag Jake.

  14. avatar Adam says:

    Maybe Jake is a great guy, but from what I’ve seen of him on tv and the little I’ve read online, he seems to be a big douche canoe. I don’t want to watch anything with him in it.

    1. avatar Stilicho says:


    2. avatar Tommy Knocker says:

      Couldn’t have said it better. If I want to watch hysterical psychopaths I can tune in to Real Housewives…

  15. avatar percynjpn says:


  16. avatar John Fritz says:

    … this has a lot of potential for being a really good show featuring guns. …

    We shall see. I admit I watch a lot of DC stuff/reality shows and overall they tend to marginalize firearms more often than not.

  17. avatar rlc2 says:

    I’ll watch if the execution is true to the premise. Any drama-boy antics and I’ll be gone a d avoiding advertisers and sponsors…just my 2 cents.

    Had enuff of Nat Geo making anyone following simple emergency prep guidance (like you’d get at FEMA CERT or the old BSA manual) look like a retarded hick crackpot.

  18. avatar NWGlocker says:

    the show should be called “How to be a quitter: blame everyone but youself”.

    Makes me glad I don’t have cable TV

  19. avatar Ralph says:

    It’s set to premiere Sunday, December 8th at 10 PM.

    Oh, darn it. That’s the day I set aside to rearrange my sock drawer.

  20. avatar TRUTHY says:

    Jake Zweig is a p*ssy

    1. avatar Anon says:

      Somehow I doubt that you’d say that to him.

      1. avatar Nimda0815 says:

        ANY day, ANY where, ANY time…IF he is as bad as everyone else in these posts says he is. I watch very little TV so I will have to do a little google-fu and see whats up!

      2. avatar dale says:

        he cant be much whe way he quit top shot

    2. avatar Jake says:

      Really do you know me?

      1. avatar Joe says:

        Hey Jake, I just listened to your SOFREP interview with Brandon Webb. Great stuff, can’t wait to see the show.

        1. avatar Jake says:

          Hey man what do you think of the show

        2. avatar Cerwin says:

          I find the show very entertaining and find the cast of characters like able…

      2. avatar Alex Banks says:

        I could not believe they let you on this show. The way you presented yourself on Top Shot was just pathetic. Your just a bad person with no respect for anyone! I like the show but it would be sooo much better if you weren’t on it. Every one of these other guys would own you out there. Maybe you won’t make it out, so we hope. Watch out for the quiet guys.

        As for your comment Jake. We don’t want to know you! Go away…

  21. avatar Craig M. says:

    ” In short, this has a lot of potential for being a really good show featuring guns.”

    In Short, this has a lot of potential for being a short-lived, train-wreck featuring guns.


  22. avatar Jonathan -- Houston says:

    Soooo….basically it’ll be a Cabela’s infomercial? Quite lame.

  23. avatar Tomahawk says:

    no need to hate on Jake. besides myself, he is the best dude on the show. the green beret is the one you need to look out for.


  24. avatar Jus Bill says:

    Oh goodie, another survival show knockoff. I think there’ll be more “survival” action on “[Not] Finding Bigfoot” than on this waste of bandwidth.

  25. avatar GS650G says:

    Drop Shannon Watts in the show. Now that would be interesting.

  26. avatar Scott says:

    Jake is an ass. Couldn’t hang on Top Shots, couldn’t hang in Special Forces, and is a jerk on this show. He wants everyone to fail. Stop being Jakeass and learn to be a team player.

  27. avatar Sharon says:

    Late arrival here, and apparently in the minority, because I am loving this show. And yeah, Jake’s a talker but so what? He gives props to the others and admits when he’s been humbled. All of them are pretty kickass though and know more than most of us could ever hope to. Neat show – keeping my interest and look forward to new shows. Cool drop spots, fun jabbing but obvious mutual respect, and I can pretend I’m actually learning stuff I could use. All of these guys are refreshing to watch because even though they have to be feeling miserable, they’re more focused on doing than complaining. Far too rare these days.

  28. avatar jf158 says:

    Are any of you people navy seals? No okay. He might be an asshole but he still served. Show a little respect. He went through BUDS none of you could pass that.

  29. avatar Mike says:

    You have to be kidding “jf158″…so being a Seal is a pass for being a jerk or a quitter? Im not saying Jake is, I dont know Jake. I know dont like how he acted on Top shot, but that doesnt mean I know him, and neither do most of the other people slinging insults here. Lots of us served. I served in the Corps, doesnt mean I deserve respect if I dont rate by my actions. The Show has promise and is a good premise from what Ive seen, and as for Jake, my ego isn’t so big I make judgement calls on people I dont know based on one action I didn’t like.

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