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"American Gladiators" Getting Back in the Ring

"American Gladiators" Getting Back in the Ring

Paging Gemini, Turbo and Lace!
NBC is bringing "American Gladiators" back to television, aiming for a debut in the middle of the upcoming TV season. The show will follow four male and four female gladiators as they battle amateur athletes.

It's not just about physical prowess.
This show will take its cues from the original British version, which focused more on the back stories of the contestants and gladiators. An NBC executive told Variety that this show "will have the scale, scope, different characters and family drama that the U.K. version had." You know, I always did wonder what Ice was like when she wasn't whacking someone in the face with a giant foam jousting paddle.

So you wanna be a gladiator?
Lucky for you, NBC is already accepting applications. (One of the questions: "Do you work out?" Heh.)

No word yet on whether they'll still wear spandex.
Also, my fingers are crossed for the return of "assault," the awesome game with the tennis ball cannon.

Want to watch the original "Gladiators" intro?
Of course you do. Just


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