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[01/24/08 - 03:56 PM]
Casting Calls for Season Two of NBC's High-Octane Hit Series 'American Gladiators' to Take Place in Los Angeles, Denver, Chicago, Austin, New York City, Scottsdale and Orlando
"To all those gladiator-maniacs out there we are looking for strong, determined individuals from all walks of life who have a lot of heart and soul," said co-host Hulk Hogan.

[via press release from NBC]

GLADIATOR-MANIA HAS TAKEN OVER AMERICA! DO YOU HAVE WHAT IT TAKES TO BE A GLADIATOR OR CONTENDER?

CASTING CALLS FOR SEASON TWO OF NBC'S HIGH-OCTANE HIT SERIES 'AMERICAN GLADIATORS' TO TAKE PLACE IN LOS ANGELES, DENVER, CHICAGO, AUSTIN, NEW YORK CITY, SCOTTSDALE AND ORLANDO

BURBANK -- January 24, 2008 -- The producers of NBC's hit series "American Gladiators" (Mondays, 8-9 p.m. ET) are searching for potential contenders and Gladiators for season two of the high-octane hit series. The casting calls will take place in Los Angeles on Jan. 26, Denver, Austin and Chicago on Feb. 2 and Scottsdale, New York City and Orlando on Feb. 9.

"To all those gladiator-maniacs out there we are looking for strong, determined individuals from all walks of life who have a lot of heart and soul, said Hulk Hogan, host of 'American Gladiators.' If you think you have what it takes we look forward to seeing you bring the heat - brother!"

If you think you have the heart, skills, and desire to compete, then they want to see you at the gladiator arena! Casting calls will be held in the following locations, and for more information, please go to www.nbc.com/casting:

LOS ANGELES
Saturday, January 26
10:00am - 4:00pm
Gold's Gym-Venice Beach
360 Hampton Dr.
Venice, CA. 90291
www.goldsgym.com

DENVER, COLORADO
Saturday, February 2
10:00am - 4:00pm
University of Colorado at Boulder
Student Recreation Center
355 UCB
Boulder, CO. 80309
www.colorado.edu/rec-center

AUSTIN, TEXAS
Saturday, February 2
10:00am - 4:00pm
Gold's Gym - Tech Ridge
235 Canyon Ridge Dr.
Austin, TX 78753
www.goldsgym.com CHICAGO, ILLINOIS
Saturday, February 2
10:00am to 4:00pm
Crunch Fitness
Grand/Wabash Location
38 E. Grand Ave
Chicago, IL USA 60611
www.crunch.com

CHANDLER, ARIZONA
Saturday February 9th, 2008
10:00am - 4:00pm
Pure Fitness
3029 N. Alma School Rd.
Chandler, AZ 85224
www.purefitnessclubs.com

NEW YORK, NEW YORK
Saturday, February 9th, 2008
10:00am - 4:00pm
Crunch Fitness - 38th St.
144 West 38th St.
New York, NY 10018
www.crunch.com

ORLANDO, FLORIDA
Saturday, February 9th, 2008
10:00am - 4:00pm
Universal Orlando Citywalk
6000 Universal Blvd
Orlando, FL 32819
www.citywalkorlando.com
*Follow American Gladiator Sign to Registration
*Parking is $11
*No Overnights, Arrive no earlier than 8:00am day of event

Hulk Hogan ("Hogan Knows Best") and Laila Ali ("Dancing with the Stars") host "American Gladiators," the iconic competition series, which returns with a fresh modern reinvention for the 21st century. Using splashy twists including special effects, water skills and the latest technology, the classic games will be upgraded with even higher thrills, impact, energy and spectacle.

As in MGM's traditional "American Gladiators" franchise, everyday amateur athletes compete against the Gladiators in contests of physical strength and endurance. The series includes such classic events as Joust, The Wall, Hang Tough, Powerball, Assault, Pyramid, Gauntlet and the Eliminator along with two brand-new events including Earthquake and Hit & Run.

"American Gladiators" is produced by MGM Television (the original producers of the show) and Reveille (NBC's "The Office" and "The Biggest Loser," "Nashville Star," "Ugly Betty"). Reveille's Mark Koops, Howard T. Owens and David A. Hurwitz ("Fear Factor") are the executive producers alongside Flor-Jon, Films Inc.'s Johnny Ferraro, original series creator.





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· AMERICAN GLADIATORS (NBC)
· BIGGEST LOSER, THE (NBC)
· DANCING WITH THE STARS (ABC)
· FEAR FACTOR (NBC)
· HOGAN KNOWS BEST (VH1)
· NASHVILLE STAR (NBC)
· OFFICE, THE (NBC)
· UGLY BETTY (ABC)











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