this is awesome. awesome. a million times awesome. as found on the official NBC website:
AMERICAN GLADIATORS IS BACK!
The NO-HOLDS-BARRED hit competition series returns to prime-time television!
NBC is relaunching the classic competition series "American Gladiators" and is currently auditioning CONTENDERS and GLADIATORS for our upcoming premiere season.
We are looking for weekend warrior types that are BIG, bad, and athletic. If you think you have the heart, skills, and desire to COMPETE then we want to see you at THE GLADIATOR ARENA!
as long as they keep the format like the old show, and don't really screw around with it...this could be the most awesome thing ever.