The New American Gladiators Show Names A Host, Brother!

Wednesday, October 03, 2007


Everyone knows that they're bringing American Gladiators back on NBC right? Right. Well today they announced one of the show's hosts....

Professional wrestler and VH1 reality show star Hulk Hogan has signed on to host NBC’s upcoming remake of “American Gladiators,” sources say.

Hogan made the rounds at NBC’s Burbank offices last week and has accepted the job. The deal is still being finalized, but sources say both parties are committed.

NBC sees Hogan as “the perfect fit” for the “Gladiators” revival, sources say. In addition to his experience as a physical performer during his years with the World Wrestling Federation, Hogan has proved he can draw viewers with sheer force of personality in his successful VH1 reality series “Hogan Knows Best.”
Hell yeah! What are you going to do when Hulkmania, Blazer, Lazer, Tazer, and their tennis ball cannon run wild on you?!?!?!

Hulk Hogan Finalizing Deal to Host NBC’s 'American Gladiators' (TV Week)

Posted by Awful Announcing- at 10:52 AM

12 Comments:

Dear God, just shoot me now...

Bruce said...
Oct 3, 2007, 11:28:00 AM  

Was Theeeeesman not available?

twoeightnine said...
Oct 3, 2007, 11:33:00 AM  

I smell "Heroes" and "Bionic Woman" tie ins............

If "Bionic Woman" gets that far.

Anonymous said...
Oct 3, 2007, 12:21:00 PM  

Damn. I was hoping that Pat O'Brien was going to be involved.

Anonymous said...
Oct 3, 2007, 12:22:00 PM  

Eh... Part of the draw of Gladiators was Adamle and Csonka acting like they were covering a real sport.

matt said...
Oct 3, 2007, 12:23:00 PM  

Sort of why the "Airplane" movies work, but most of the newer ripoffs don't.

It's funnier when you see serious actors like Peter Graves and Lloyd Bridges playing the lines straight, instead of having somebody like Jon Lovitz play it for cheap laughs.

Anonymous said...
Oct 3, 2007, 12:35:00 PM  

Where's Mike Adamle?

hollywood wags said...
Oct 3, 2007, 1:34:00 PM  

Last time I saw Adamle he was doing the Saturday afternoon RAYCOM college football halftime shows with John Cooper. It sucked.

Hulk Hogan and Gene Simmons will do anything for a buck.

GMoney said...
Oct 3, 2007, 4:03:00 PM  

NBC's classic competition show of the early 90s is back. "American Gladiators" which pits the strength and agility of both male and female contestants against each other, will be taping at the Sony Studios (Culver City, CA) from Nov 28th-Dec. 12, 2007.

For groups of 10 or more (from a registered organization), who attend a taping, NBC will write a donation check. The more people, the higher the payment. For details, please call: 1-866-515-4950

Online reservations for individuals can be found here:

http://americangladiatorstickets.com/form.html

Andrew said...
Oct 23, 2007, 2:46:00 PM  

Hogan is the perfect choice for this....he will bring enthusiasm and views with him...

HULKHOGAN said...
Oct 25, 2007, 11:35:00 AM  

Hey Hollywood Wags...

Mike Adamle is doing sports for CBS2 Chicago.

Brandon said...
Nov 23, 2007, 9:44:00 PM  

Is there a link to the commercial? I saw it last night during the Eagles vs Patriots game.
My Nephew is one of the new Gladiators and it's hard finding info on it.
SamLBInj

SamLBInj said...
Nov 26, 2007, 9:31:00 AM  

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