"American Gladiators" returns to production on NBC

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  1. LoadStar

    LoadStar LOAD"*",8,1

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    NBC has announced that it is restarting production on "American Gladiators" and is preparing it for a midseason launch.

    http://www.zap2it.com/tv/news/zap-nbcremakesamericangladiators,0,2727798.story?coll=zap-tv-headlines

    Am I the only one that is planning on watching this? I thought the original series made pretty darn good watching... I still watch the repeats on ESPN Classic.

    I wonder who they'll get as hosts for this new launch... is Mike Adamle still around? :)
     
  2. kdelande

    kdelande TiVo-Wobble

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    I'm so there. I loved that show. It's a tad cheezy now on ESPN reruns but still fun to watch.

    KD
     
  3. TXTivoUser

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    +1 for me as well!
     
  4. MikeMar

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    sweet, wonder if they are doing new events or what! can't wait
     
  5. marksman

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    That was a funny show for me. It's heday was like my senior year of high school and college.... So Saturday night was not a time I was at home often but it seems like I saw it quite a bit in a less than sober state.

    I thought it was pretty good. I will definately take a peek. I haven't seen Mike Adamle do anything else since then, so maybe he was just biding his time.
     
  6. cwoody222

    cwoody222 Well-Known Member

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    Awesome!

    I just watched an episode on ESPN Classic while on a Jetblue fight to Boston. I loved it!
     
  7. HoldenBanky

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    American Gladitors in HD would be awesome, in SD not so much and I won't watch.
     
  8. Bai Shen

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    I still want one of those tennis ball guns.
     
  9. BigT4187

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    I'm in too. I loved that show!
     
  10. calitivo

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    Hopefully no Theismann this time around. Having watched Ninja Warriors and old American Gladiators, we need to step up the craziness factor to compete with the Japanese.

    Wonder if they'll allow roided up gladiators like before.
     
  11. pkscout

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    This was one of my guilty pleasures. If it's in HD I'll probably watch it. In SD, maybe not.
     
  12. Mikkel_Knight

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    I've got an autographed glossy 8x10 of Blaze - the PMI that I had during boot was her husband (who was also on a similar show with a name that escapes me at the moment) - also have a glossy autographed 8x10 of that cast...
     
  13. IJustLikeTivo

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    Frankly, I'd rather have a few more junkyard wars that recycling this tired program. I think they're kind of jumping in on Ninja Warrior.
     
  14. Mike10

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    I will watch it but I think this show should be on a cable network

    I doubt that it will be very succesful if if they air it it in primetime on any of the major networks
     
  15. DLL66

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    Count me in!
     
  16. SnakeEyes

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    Definitely going to be watching this. I watched the show when i was younger, still watch the reruns on ESPNC and I have snagged the overseas seasons and international editions. I hope it is in HD. It could certainly work in primetime and has room to be updated for today. They could also screw it up too if they try fiddling with things too much.
     
  17. FilmCritic3000

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    The press release stated that the producers want this version to closely resemble the British incarnation (Gladiators). I've seen a couple of clips of that version on YouTube, and the events and The Eliminator looked much more complex than what the original version here had.
     
  18. Warren

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    is it going to be on the Sci fi channel?
     
  19. sbourgeo

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    Wow, maybe they'll bring Zap and Nitro out of retirement... :p
     
  20. PJO1966

    PJO1966 Hi. What is this?

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    Count me in. This was always a guilty pleasure for me. :D
     

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