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Old 08-07-18, 11:48 AM
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Another American Gladiators revival in the works

EXCLUSIVE: A revival of the popular physical competition show American Gladiators, which pits everyday people against famous athletes through an obstacle course is being shopped around by MGM. John Ferraro, the producer of the original AG, is involved as are Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg who are expected to serve as executive producers.

The original American Gladiator was a hit and ran for almost seven years from 1989 to 1996 in syndication; that was produced and distributed by Samuel Goldwyn Television with Ferraro. American Gladiators then was revived again in 2008 with Hulk Hogan and Laila Ali as hosts.

The American Gladiators series was considered a syndication darling, repeatedly racking up ratings for its time slot and was so successful that other programs ended up spinning off from it to try to cash in on that momentum. We hear that MGM is currently talking to distributors who are interested in the revival.

MGM Television, under its group chairman Mark Burnett, has been pushing hard over the past few years and currently accounts for around 800 hours of programming a year. American Gladiators is the second revival of a well known reality format that Burnett and MGM TV are currently shopping, along with a new Eco-Challenge to be hosted by Bear Grylls. Additionally, Burnett recently set up a revival of the boxing series The Contender at MGM-owned Epix.

The division has been focusing on expanding the scope of its unscripted content development and production under Barry Poznick.

Rogen and Goldberg produce a number of TV series, including The Boys, Black Monday, Preacher and Future Man. Rogen is repped by UTA, Principal Entertainment and law firm Felker Toczek Suddleson Abramson.
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Bring back Gina Carano!
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Do we get to pick our own Otter Gladiator names?

http://rumandmonkey.com/widgets/toys/namegen/10777 gave me "Twikoff"

Nah, it actually gave me "Thwack" but it looked like "Twikoff"
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Great news!!!!!!!!!!
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Aaaaaah!
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Now being revived by Amazon




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It would be great to see Gina Carano come back but she needs to get back into fighting shape.
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I am such a sucker for this show . . . BRING IT!

Also loved the old Super Nintendo game . . . BRING THAT BACK TOO!
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They've had a couple of the current Gladiators pop up on the MLB Network...and the guy wasn't physically impressive at all. If he's roiding, he's doing them wrong. Highly doubt we're going to get the physical monsters that were on the original run.
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Is the BBC version available anywhere in US? It's not in the BBC section of . . . whichever app has the BBC section (Max? AMC? I forgot where already).

Finally watched the Netflix documentary and really liked it. The ESPN one was interesting, but not what I really wanted. I got a kick out of the fact that the Netflix one might mention the Elvis-impersonator creator by name once but still took jabs at him.
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Re: Another American Gladiators revival in the works

Originally Posted by PhantomStranger
They've had a couple of the current Gladiators pop up on the MLB Network...and the guy wasn't physically impressive at all. If he's roiding, he's doing them wrong. Highly doubt we're going to get the physical monsters that were on the original run.
Watch the Netflix documentary . . . I doubt we do.
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Originally Posted by Abob Teff
Finally watched the Netflix documentary and really liked it. The ESPN one was interesting, but not what I really wanted. I got a kick out of the fact that the Netflix one might mention the Elvis-impersonator creator by name once but still took jabs at him.
The 30 for 30 was centered more around the creator while the Netflix documentary was more about the Gladiators. The Gladiators made well known they had horrible contracts throughout the run of the show. There's an American Gladiators YouTube channel and it has all the old episodes if you want to go back and watch them.

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Re: Another American Gladiators revival in the works

VICE has run a few repeats of the original 1990s episodes. I completely forgot Redskins QB Joe Theismann hosted it for a season.

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