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NBC cancels Last Comic Standing, Nashville Star, Momma’s Boys, Celebrity Circus, American Gladiators, Baby Borrowers, more

After announcing its new summer series, NBC has cancelled a bunch of its reality series, including two standby summer reality shows, Last Comic Standing and network newcomer Nashville Star. It has also cancelled its order two more Thom Beers-produced series after America’s Toughest Jobs produced crappy ratings. That’s according to The Futon Critic, which says …

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Appearance as important as athleticism for Gladiators contenders; gays recruited; producers admit scripting hosts

American Gladiators, which returns May 12, recently cast for more contenders, and casting directors admit that one’s personality is given equal weight to their appearance and personal history. In addition, the show is actively recruiting gay contenders. “Your looks, your story, a TV-friendly personality — that’s as important as athletic ability. We look for somebody …

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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 …

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