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American Gladiators was a TV show that aired in Canada. The show matches amateur athletes against each other and the show's own "gladiators" in contests of strength, agility, and endurance. The original series of the same name ran from 1989 to 1996 and has elements of the UK version. Al Kaplon is a former American League umpire who is also the referee in Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story. Van Earl Wright handles play-by-play narration. The show moved to the Los Angeles Sports Arena. The premiere of American Gladiators was watched by an average of 12 million people. The finale of Season 1 aired on Sunday February 17, 2008, but all other episodes aired on Mondays. The second season of NBC aired a two-hour episode. The two-hour finale aired on August 4, 2008. The final two hours of Season 1 were devoted to the finals, while the final two hours of Season 2 were devoted to the semifinals and finals.
American Gladiators is an American competition TV show that aired on NBC and Citytv in Canada. Hosted by Hulk Hogan and Laila Ali, the show matches amateur athletes against each other and the show's own "gladiators" in contests of strength, agility, and endurance. It is a remake of the original series of the same name which ran from 1989–1996, with elements of the UK version of the 1990s. The show is refereed by Al Kaplon, a former American League umpire, who can also be seen as the referee in Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story. Play-by-play narration is handled by Van Earl Wright.Season 1 was taped at Sony Pictures Studios in Culver City, California. Beginning with Season 2, the show moved to the Los Angeles Sports Arena. It is produced by Reveille Productions and MGM Television.American Gladiators premiered on Sunday, January 6, 2008, an average of 12 million people watched the two-hour premiere. All other Season 1 episodes aired Mondays at 8:00 ET/PT, except for the finale, which aired Sunday, February 17, 2008 at 7:00 ET/PT. Season 2 premiered May 12, 2008, on NBC, with a two-hour episode. The two-hour Season 2 finale aired on August 4, 2008 at 8:00 ET/PT. While the final two-hour episode of Season 1 was devoted entirely to the finals, the Season 2 finale consisted of the third semifinal round followed by the finals.New episodes and new cast members were planned for a 3rd season in the summer of 2009, however, NBC canceled those plans in March.In August 2008, Season 1 of American Gladiators began airing on WKAQ-TV, Telemundo Puerto Rico every Sunday at 8 PM. In September 2008, Season 1 of American Gladiators began airing on Sky1 in the United Kingdom on Tuesday afternoons. In April 2009, Season 2 of American Gladiators began broadcasting on Sky1 on Saturday evenings.In Australia, American Gladiators started airing on Seven's new free-to-air digital channel 7Two on Wednesdays at 7:30pm from November 4, 2009. Today, the show (plus the original one) can be seen on Hulu. In addition, the series airs on their dedicated channel on Pluto TV. One of the female gladiators on this series, Jennifer Widerstrom, known by the stage name "Phoenix" on this show, later became a fitness trainer on The Biggest Loser, replacing Jillian Michaels.Rights holder MGM was developing an American Gladiators revival, with Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg on as executive producers, as of August 2018.
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