American Gladiators for kids, Gladiators 2000, will be syndicated this fall

Gladiators 2000, a version of American Gladiators that features kids, will return this fall, apparently airing in syndication its original form.

The spin-off “is a half-hour series, which was shot in the 90’s as a companion to the original ‘American Gladiators.’ In the series, teens compete in games that challenge their physical abilities as well as their knowledge of nutrition, fitness and the human body,” according to a press release. A total of 39 episodes will be offered for “off-network syndication.”

The best part about this news can be illustrated by the photograph that accompanies The Hollywood Reporter’s story. It’s of Ryan Seacrest with awesome ’90s hair, because he hosted the series starting when he was 19. (He’s 34 now.) The press release emphasizes this point, saying that it’s a “series starring a young Ryan Seacrest.”

MGM Launches ‘Gladiators 2000′ in Syndication [MGM press release]
Kid ‘Gladiators’ return [Hollywood Reporter]

Surprisingly, man not eaten alive on Eaten Alive

Eaten Alive

Discovery Channel’s happy family holiday special Eaten Alive aired Sunday, rewarding viewers for their two full hours of viewing by ensuring that they spent quality time in the company of others instead of wasting that time doing something else that might not have been as satisfying, such as buying things that have labels which accurately reflect their contents.


Winter 2015 reality TV debut schedule

winter 2015 reality TV schedule

Mark your calendars with all these upcoming reality TV show debuts, including Celebrity Apprentice, The Bachelor, and another season of MasterChef Junior, all of which kick off in early January.

There are also 20+ shows debuting in December--including the one-off return of The Sing Off. No winter break for reality TV.

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