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BATTLEBOTS (DISCOVERY)
BROADCAST HISTORY:
6/21/15 - ???
STATUS:
currently airing (summer 2018)
TIME SLOT:
fridays from 8:00 PM-9:00 PM EST
CURRENT SEASON:
3 (??? episodes)
DESCRIPTION:
(from Discovery Channel's press release, April 2018) The epic robot-fighting series BattleBots is making its triumphant return with all-new episodes set to premiere Friday, May 11 at 8 PM ET/PT on Discovery Channel and Wednesday, May 16 at 9 PM on 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. Chris Rose and Kenny Florian return to call all the action, while Jessica Chobot serves as the sideline reporter. Faruq Tauheed is back as the ring announcer. 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. Some of the returning favorites this season include Tombstone, Minotaur, Chomp, Witch Doctor, Bronco, Bombshell, Bite Force, Yeti, and more. 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:
· Chris Rose as Commentator
· Faruq Tauheed as Ring Announcer
· Jessica Chobot as Reporter
· Kenny Florian as Commentator
RECURRING/PREVIOUS CAST INFORMATION:
· Allison Haislip as Reporter
· Bobak Ferdowsi as Reporter
· Fon Davis as Judge
· 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