Gladiators: Ready!

Heavy week this week, so thought I’d lighten the mood by sharing with you some news: NBC is bringing back American Gladiators. BONUS — Hulk Hogan will host.

The network is bringing back American Gladiators as a midseason program, and yesterday NBC announced that wrestling-superstar-turned-tortured-reality-show-dad Hulk Hogan will be the host.

“Hulk Hogan is an American icon,” Craig Plestis, an NBC vice president, said in a news release. “For over 20 years he has been a symbol of strength and toughness in all facets of entertainment. His electrifying personality will no doubt inspire Herculean efforts from our everyday challengers. There is no one more qualified to host this program.”

For those of you too young (or too square) to remember the late-night “what in the heck am I going to watch on this crappy broadcast TV now that Saturday Night Live is over” awesomeness of American Gladiators:

American Gladiators is a competition TV show. The premise of the show is to match contestants against each other, as well as against the show’s own “Gladiators” in contests of strength and agility.

The original American Gladiators first ran originally in weekly syndication from September 16, 1989 to May 11, 1996.

For the record, the Prof’s favorite event was “Joust”. [’cause, I know you care 🙂 ]

Best news I’ve heard all week.

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