ABC has ordered six episodes for a revamp of the popular competition “BattleBots.”
The series will feature next-generation robots competing for cash prizes, while giving viewers a look at the robots’ design and builder back stories, the network announced Friday.
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Executive produced by
Lloyd Braun, Chris Cowan, Ed Roski and Greg Munson, the series is slated for a summer premiere. MGM Television will distribute it internationally through a deal with Whalerock Industries.
Formerly on Comedy Central, the original series featured hosts Bil Dwyer, Sean Salisbury and science guy Bill Nye as a technical expert. The show offered four competitive categories — lightweight, middleweight heavyweight and super heavyweight — before being canceled after five seasons in 2002.
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Produced by Whalerock, Battlebots was created by Roski and Munson.
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