In piecing together a reality TV show, producers have to find a way to attract the TV audience’s attention without turning them off immediately. One tried-and-tested method is to feature people whose backgrounds are completely detached from what they do for a living.

Now that we think about it, that’s exactly what TLC is doing with their new reality show “Family Armor”. In so many words, the show is about two Mormon brothers-in-law whose jobs involve making bulletproof cars. That’s right: Mormons making bulletproof cars, everybody!

If that isn’t enough to capture your imagination, consider the fact that these two guys are just about as ordinary as any two Americans can be, devoting most of their time on their families, their jobs, and their...religion.

So when they’re not at home being the ‘greatest dads in the world’, Trent and Jason – the names of the shows protagonists – are at their factory cocking their shotguns and thinking of new and ingenious ways of blowing up cars just to test how tough their bullet-proof creations are.

You can’t tell us that you’re not at the very least slightly curious now, because quite frankly, the whole plot of the show - "Cars, guns, and God" - is too crazy to be true, which, if you think about it, is precisely why we have reality-TV in the first place.

Press release after the jump.


STILETTO Television in Association with TLC Presents New Reality TV Show

LOS ANGELES, CA (November 11, 2009)-FAMILY ARMOR, reality TV’s newest entry, introduces viewers to the world of vehicle armoring and bulletproofing. Debuting on November 19th at 10:00pm (ET/PT), this one hour special follows two Mormon brothers-in-law, who own Texas Armoring Corporation (TAC)-the leading worldwide supplier of armored passenger vehicles, bulletproof cars, cash-in-transit vehicles, armored SWAT trucks, and custom luxury limousines. This one-hour TLC special, produced by STILETTO Television and executive produced by Mark C. Grove, Garry C. Kief and Troy P. Queen, is one of the first to follow the everyday lives of a devout Mormon family on reality television.

FAMILY ARMOR follows the dynamic in-laws as they balance faith and family life with their dangerous business-transforming everyday cars into 007-esque, bomb-resistant and gadget-filled fortresses for domestic and international corporate executives, celebrities, diplomats and soccer moms. Led by charismatic Trent Kimball and his younger brother-in-law, Jason, TAC is aided and abetted by a motley crew of expert engineers. When not at the factory, Trent is the father of six rowdy children and married to his live-wire of a wife, Courtney. Jason and his wife Lacy are first-time parents, working to catch up in the baby race. Trent and Jason devote their time to work, kin and religion...and along the way they get to shoot guns and blow things up.

"Cars, guns and God...this show has it all," Grove said. "The charismatic Kimball and Forston families are a blast to watch as they guide us through the complex art of bulletproofing vehicles, all the while lifting the veil on their mysterious Mormon faith."

Source: TLC

Kirby Garlitos
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Kirby’s first exposure into the world of automobiles happened when he caught Knight Rider on television as a five-year old boy. David Hasselhoff didn’t leave much of an impression on him (that happened later on in Baywatch), but KITT certainly did. To this day, Kirby remains convinced that he will one day own a car with the same ‘spirit’ as the original KITT (not the 2008 monstrosity). He doesn't know when that will be, but until then, he’s committed to expressing his love for KITT, and all cars for that matter, here at TopSpeed.  Read More
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