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[02/07/18 - 08:17 AM]
Discovery Channel Greenlights Production on New Season of Epic Robot Fighting Series "BattleBots"
The series comes from Whalerock Industries, the company behind the revival on ABC.

[07/05/17 - 11:23 AM]
Science Channel Steps Into the Ring This Summer with "BattleBots"
Science Channel has licensed the off-network cable rights to air 16 episodes of ABC's epic robot-fighting series.

[07/01/16 - 08:38 AM]
"Greatest Hits" Opens at a 3-Year Summertime Time-Slot High in Adults 18-49
ABC spins the numbers for Thursday, June 30.

[05/04/16 - 04:31 PM]
ABC Announces the Teams Competing on the "Battlebots: The Gears Awaken" Preview Special, Airing Tuesday, May 10
The epic robot-fighting tournament "BattleBots" is back for season two this summer on Thursday, June 23.

[04/19/16 - 03:06 PM]
ABC Announces Its 2016 Summer Primetime Schedule
New series include "Uncle Buck," "To Tell the Truth" and "The $100,000 Pyramid."

[04/18/16 - 10:59 AM]
"Battlebots" Kicks Off Season Two with "Battlebots: The Gears Awaken" Preview Special
The robot shrapnel will fly in the BattleBox once again, with expert play-by-play analysis from veteran sports broadcaster Chris Rose, and color commentary from former UFC fighter Kenny Florian.

[11/05/15 - 01:15 PM]
ABC Picks Up "BattleBots" for a Second Season from Whalerock Industries, Ed Roski and Greg Munson
The second season of "BattleBots" will continue to wow viewers with next generation robots - bigger, faster, and stronger than ever before.

[07/27/15 - 08:32 AM]
ABC Ranks No. 1 on Sunday in Adults 18-49 with a 5-Week High on the Night
ABC spins the numbers for Sunday, July 26.

[07/20/15 - 08:40 AM]
ABC Wins Sunday in Adults 18-49 with a 4-Week High
ABC spins the numbers for Sunday, July 19.

[07/13/15 - 08:41 AM]
ABC Wins Sunday and Delivers Double-Digit Gains Week to Week
ABC spins the numbers for Sunday, July 12.

[07/06/15 - 08:27 AM]
ABC Takes Second on Sunday to a Women's World Cup-Fueled Fox
ABC spins the numbers for Sunday, July 5.

[06/29/15 - 08:30 AM]
"Celebrity Family Feud" and "BattleBots" Drive ABC to a Sunday Night Victory
ABC spins the numbers for Sunday, June 28.

[06/22/15 - 08:36 AM]
"Celebrity Family Feud" Opens at No. 1 on Sunday with Multi-Year Time-Slot Highs
ABC spins the numbers for Sunday, June 21.

[06/04/15 - 10:52 AM]
ABC Announces Hosts and Panel of Experts for "BattleBots"
Hosted by celebrated sports anchor Molly McGrath, the series premieres Sunday, June 21 at 9:00/8:00c.

[04/08/15 - 12:35 PM]
ABC Announces Its 2015 Summer Schedule
New additions to the lineup include "The Whispers," "500 Questions," "Celebrity Family Feud" and "BattleBots."

[02/06/15 - 12:00 PM]
ABC Picks Up Reimagined "BattleBots" Series from Whalerock Industries and Ed Roski and Greg Munson
The six episode series is anticipated to air this summer.







BATTLEBOTS (DISCOVERY)
Returns in Spring 2018 (Exact Date TBA)
BROADCAST HISTORY:
6/21/15 - ???
STATUS:
returning in 2018/2019 (date TBA)
TIME SLOT:
not on the schedule
CURRENT SEASON:
3 (??? episodes)
ADDITIONAL NOTES:
renewed through the 2017-18 season (the show's third) on 2/7/18
DESCRIPTION:
(from Discovery Channel's press release, February 2018) The epic robot-fighting series BattleBots is making its triumphant return with all-new episodes set to premiere this spring on Discovery Channel and Science Channel. BattleBots features the biggest, baddest, strongest, and fastest next-generation robots from all over the world as they duke it out for supremacy in the rapidly exploding world of Robot Combat Sports. The metal munching mayhem is back, from the bots to the builders, the flames, the spark and all the robot guts and glory. Each match consists of two robots competing in a single, three-minute bout in which the goal is to destroy or disable their opponent. If there is no knockout during the battle, a panel of judges will declare a victor. "BattleBots is the perfect union between cutting-edge science and entertainment," said Marc Etkind, General Manager Science Channel. "Having heard the call from robot fans clamoring for more action, we are thrilled to bring back this iconic series." "In BattleBots, anyone can be the champ, and all are welcome to apply," said Ed Roski, BattleBots Co-founder. "This is a sport for smart people where it's all about ideas and building something cool. BattleBots is a fight to the death, but no one gets hurt. It's the place to show-off your imagination, your engineering prowess and art, and your ability to make it survive - and we couldn't be happier bringing BattleBots to Discovery." He added: "In my opinion, Discovery is the TV network where BattleBots has always belonged." BattleBots highlights the design and build of each robot, bot builder backstories, and their pursuit of the BattleBots championship. Homemade robots built on a myriad of platforms and featuring a huge variety of deadly weapons go head-to-head, all captured by state-of-the-art onboard technology and cameras to enhance viewing and provide combat analytics.
PRINCIPAL CAST INFORMATION:
· Allison Haislip as Reporter
· Bobak Ferdowsi as Reporter
· Chris Rose as Commentator
· Faruq Tauheed as Ring Announcer
· Fon Davis as Judge
· Jessica Chobot as Judge
· Kenny Florian as Commentator
· Leland Melvin as Judge
· Molly McGrath as Host
CREW INFORMATION:
· Aaron Catling as EP
· Chris Cowan as EP
· Ed Roski as EP
· Greg Munson as EP
· Lloyd Braun as EP
· Tom Gutteridge as EP
· Wyatt Channell as EP (Discovery)
GENRE(S):
· reality (all)
· reality (competition)
STUDIO INFORMATION:
· Whalerock Industries