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NBC announces casting calls for 'American Gladiators' revival


By Christopher Rocchio, 09/06/2007 

NBC has announced open casting calls seeking amateur athletes for its upcoming American Gladiators revival

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Casting calls -- which will aim to find both contenders and gladiators -- are scheduled to take place throughout September, with stops in Los Angeles, Brooklyn, Chicago, Miami and Dallas. 

Interested applicants must be at least 18-years-old as well as a legal U.S. resident, and are also being asked to attend the casting calls wearing workout attire and the appropriate footwear to be tested on strength, speed, balance and agility.  Additional information is available via NBC's website.

Similar to the original American Gladiators franchise, which aired on syndication in the U.S. from 1989 to 1996, NBC's reinvention of the show will feature amateur male and female contenders pitted against gladiator professionals.

Classic American Gladiators challenges including The Joust, The Wall, Hang Tough, and of course, the Eliminator, will all be upgraded and featured in the reinvented version of the show, along with a mixture of new competitions designed to test physical strength and endurance.

NBC plans to begin broadcasting new episodes of American Gladiators midseason in primetime.

The American Gladiators casting call dates and locations are:

Saturday, September 8
9AM - 5PM
Gold's Gym
360 Hampton Drive
Venice, CA 90291

Saturday, September 15
10AM - 3PM
Paerdegat Athletic Club
Sports Field
1510 Paerdegat Ave. N
Brooklyn, NY 11236

Sunday, September 16
9AM - 5PM
Windy City Fieldhouse
2367 W. Logan Blvd.
Chicago, IL 60647

Saturday, September 22
10AM - 3PM
The Ice Palace Film Studios
Stage 1
1400 North Miami Ave
Miami, Florida 33136

Saturday, September 22
10AM - 6PM
Arlington Courts
2500 E. Mayfield Rd.
Arlington, TX 76014

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