BattleBots, the robot combat series that previously had a TV incarnation on Comedy Central from 2000-2002, will be back in a “reimagined take” on ABC, the network announced today. Ed Roski and Greg Munson, creators of the original franchise, are on hand for this new, six-episode incarnation featuring a single-elimination, tournament-style format.
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“The new series promises to wow viewers with next generation robots – bigger, faster and stronger than ever before. The show will have a greater emphasis on the design and build elements of each robot, the bot builder backstories, their intense pursuit of the championship and the spectacle of the event. Separate weight classes will be eliminated so that robots of all sizes will battle against each other. State of the Art Onboard Technology and Cameras will provide audiences with enhanced viewing and combat analytics. There will be cash prizes for winners in the Championship Rounds.”
ABC says that BattleBots is expected to air this summer.