Season Two of the High-Octane Hit Competition Series “American Gladiators”

 

Premieres Monday, May 12, 2008 on Citytv
Also airs Sunday, May 18, 2008 on
New Gladiators, New Contestants, New Games!

Toronto, Ontario, May 6, 2008 - Hulk Hogan and Laila Ali return as hosts of the ultimate school of hard knocks when the second season of "American Gladiators" premieres, with a two-hour episode, Monday, May 12, 2008 on Citytv.  Die hard fans can tune in to encore presentations of the premiere, Friday, May 16 on Citytv and Sunday, May 18 on .

Broadcast Schedule as Follows:
Citytv Toronto        Monday, May 12, 2008 at 8:00pm ET (Simulcast with NBC)
Citytv Winnipeg     Monday, May 12, 2008 at 7:00pm CT (Simulcast with NBC)
Citytv Calgary         Monday, May 12, 2008 at 9:00pm MT (Simulcast with NBC)
Citytv Edmonton    Monday, May 12, 2008 at 9:00pm MT (Simulcast with NBC)
Citytv Vancouver   Monday, May 12, 2008 at 8:00pm PT (Simulcast with NBC)

Citytv Toronto        Friday, May 16, 2008 at 8:00pm ET (Simulcast with NBC)
Citytv Winnipeg     Friday, May 16, 2008 at 7:00pm CT (Simulcast with NBC)
Citytv Calgary         Friday, May 16, 2008 at 9:00pm MT (Simulcast with NBC)
Citytv Edmonton    Friday, May 16, 2008 at 9:00pm MT (Simulcast with NBC)
Citytv Vancouver   Friday, May 16  2008 at 8:00pm PT (Simulcast with NBC)

              Sunday, May 18, 2008 at 2:00pm ET/PT

On the heels of a record breaking debut in its first season, "American Gladiators" is back with bigger hits, thrills and spectacle then ever before! This time around, there are seven new gladiators, 40 new contenders and seven new events in the brand new state of the art Gladiator Arena. Using splashy twists including special effects, water skills and the latest technology, classic games have been upgraded and new events have been added with even higher thrills, impact and adrenaline.  Contenders go head to head with battle hardened gladiators, competing against fellow contestants in a game of points - all in the pursuit of victory.

No stranger to athletic competition, Hulk Hogan is a gladiator in his own right. A former WWE Champion many times over, Hogan is one of the most well known wrestlers of all-time. Throughout the course of his extraordinary career, Hogan has accomplished things no other wrestler has. He is the only wrestler ever to be featured on the cover of Sports Illustrated, he has headlined 10 WrestleManias and he's starred in numerous feature films. Most recently Hogan, along with his family, opened their home to the American public starring in the reality show "Hogan Knows Best", which documents their every day life. In 2005, Hogan's illustrious career earned him an induction into the World Wrestling Entertainment Hall of Fame by long time friend Sylvester Stallone.

The daughter of world heavyweight champion Mohammad Ali, Laila Ali made her professional boxing debut on October 8th, 1999, and is currently the undefeated Super Middleweight Boxing Champion of the world with a 24-0 record and 21 knock-outs. While Ali has undoubtedly been the major draw in women's boxing for years, she recently took on a new challenge, strutting her stuff in front of America every week on "Dancing With The Stars." In addition, she is the author of a motivational book titled Reach!

“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 Hurwitz ("Fear Factor") are the executive producers.

Tune into the two-hour, heart-pounding season premiere of “American Gladiators”, Monday, May 12, 2008 on Citytv. Catch encore presentations, Friday, May 16 on Citytv and Sunday, May 18, on .

For more information on Citytv and “American Gladiators” visit www.citytv.com.

Citytv,
with stations in Toronto, Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton and Winnipeg, broadcasts intensely-local, urban-oriented, culturally-diverse television in its own unique, interactive style. With its strong local voice, Citytv offers a distinct alternative to other conventional television offerings. Its instantly recognizable 'look' and 'sound' are the product of refreshingly different on-air personalities, unique program formats and high television style. Citytv is a division of Rogers Media Inc., a division of Rogers Communications Inc.

 

 
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