American Gladiators Renewed for a Second Season

by at . Comments

Craig Plastis - Executive Vice President of NBC's Alternative Programming Development and Specials - has announced that the network has picked up a second season of American Gladiators.

The remake of the classic show premiered on January 6 and has continued to draw in strong ratings for the network.

"American Gladiators has delivered everything we were hoping for and has come out of the gate as a top contender," Plestis said. "We couldn't be more pleased with the audience reaction to this top-notch show all ages can enjoy."

Am American Gladiator

With a 5.9/14 ratings/share, the show's debut earned the season's highest adult 18-49 rating for any new-show premiere on any network in the opening 15-weeks of the season. It was also the network's top new-series premiere since Heroes debuted in 2006.

"Reveille and MGM are so thrilled that America has responded to our reinvention of American Gladiators," executive producer and managing producer of Reveille LLC Howard T. Owens said. "The next cycle will allow us to tell more stories, create bigger drama, introduce new challenges and further create the most fun-filled, action-packed hour of television."

Matt Richenthal is the Editor in Chief of TV Fanatic. Follow him on Twitter and on Google+.

Like Us On Facebook

Want more Reality TV?

Sign up for our daily newsletter and receive the latest tv news delivered to your inbox for free!

More From TV Fanatic


The Real Housewives of New York City Review: Leg-endary Finale

A leg went flying on The Real Housewives of New York City this week. You must read this review.

The Real Housewives of Orange County Review: Housewives Divided

Shannon Beador and Heather Dubrow's feud heats up on The Real Housewives of Orange County! Check out the drama now!

The Bachelorette Review: Andi Dorfman's Dirty Little Secrets

The men tell all on this special episode of The Bachelorette Season 10! Who's still in love with Andi Dorfman? Find out now!

The Real Housewives of New Jersey Review: Oh, Christmas Tre

Ready for Christmas in July? Read this recap of The Real Housewives of New Jersey.