GE (NYSE: GE) is up 0.36% on the news that NBC is going to start airing a revamped version of American Gladiators. The new show will be produced by MGM TV (which produced the original) and Reveille. NBC Entertainment co-chair Ben Silverman began working on the project while still at Reveille.
The new version of the show will feature “21st Century Twists” including BackStories ™, which weren’t invented until the late 90s). From Variety:
This time, in a new wrinkle, the players will be given the opportunity to train for their match -- and viewers will be given a glimpse of their personalities prior to the actual competish (Competish…Variety is just so presh!).
The original show was on for seven seasons from 1989-1996 (almost no one (outside of the Castro) remembers Malibu (pictured) who debuted in season one and never came back for season two, or Sunny (yes, there was a Gladiator named Sunny) who got injured during the semis and never returned).
The new show will have four male and four female gladiators. Here they are, revamped for the 21st century:
After the jump one of the most amazing things you will watch in the next 10 minutes:
NBC pumps up for 'Gladiators' redo [Variety]