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[09/06/07 - 10:03 AM]
NBC Searches for Contenders and Gladiators for the Return of the Popular Series "American Gladiators"
Both contenders and gladiators can audition beginning Saturday, September 8 in Los Angeles with additional calls in New York, Chicago, Miami and Dallas.

[via press release from NBC]

NBC SEARCHES FOR CONTENDERS AND GLADIATORS FOR THE RETURN OF THE POPULAR SERIES "AMERICAN GLADIATORS"

NBC SEARCHES FOR CONTENDERS AND GLADIATORS FOR THE RETURN OF THE POPULAR SERIES "AMERICAN GLADIATORS"

CASTING CALLS TO TAKE PLACE IN LOS ANGELES, NEW YORK, CHICAGO, MIAMI AND DALLAS STARTING SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 8

BURBANK �September 6, 2007 � NBC is bringing back the classic competition series "American Gladiators" and will be auditioning both contenders and gladiators for the upcoming season beginning Saturday, Sept. 8 in Los Angeles before moving onto four additional cities around the U.S including New York, Chicago, Miami and Dallas.

The show's contenders are "weekend warriors" who have excelled and take pride in their level of fitness and want to test their physical ability in the Gladiator Arena. The "gladiators" are a charismatic and eclectic group of warriors who are ready to take down our everyday challengers with hard knocks and explosive attitudes.

As in the traditional "American Gladiators" franchise, the everyday athletes compete against the professionals in physically challenging contests. Classic events such as the joust, The Wall, Hang Tough and the Eliminator will be played in front of an arena filled with thousands of rabid spectators.

Open castings will be held at the following locations:

LOS ANGELES, CA � Saturday, September 8
9:00am � 5:00pm
Gold's Gym
360 Hampton Drive
Venice, CA 90291

BROOKLYN, NY � Saturday, September 15
10:00am � 3:00pm
PAERDEGAT ATHLETIC CLUB
Sports Field
1510 Paerdegat Ave. N
Brooklyn, NY 11236

CHICAGO, IL � Sunday, September 16
9:00am � 5:00pm
Windy City Fieldhouse
2367 W. Logan Blvd.
Chicago, IL 60647

MIAMI, FL � Saturday, September 22
10:00am � 3:00pm
The Ice Palace Film Studios
STAGE 1
1400 North Miami Ave
Miami, Florida 33136

DALLAS, TX � Saturday, September 22
10:00am � 6:00pm
ARLINGTON COURTS
2500 E. Mayfield Rd.
Arlington, TX 76014

All contestants must come dressed in workout attire and appropriate footwear to be considered. They will be tested on physical ability in areas such as strength, speed, balance and agility. We recommend bringing a workout towel and water with you to the audition. All contestants must be at least 18 years of age and a legal US resident.

Viewers unable to attend the casting call but still want to be considered can log onto www.nbc.com/casting, and click "American Gladiators" to apply.

The new series will be produced by MGM Television (the original producers of the show) and Reveille (NBC's "The Office" and "The Biggest Loser," "Nashville Star," "Ugly Betty"). Reveille's Mark Koops, Howard Owens and David Hurwitz ("Fear Factor") are the executive producers.





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· AMERICAN GLADIATORS (NBC)
· BIGGEST LOSER, THE (USA)
· FEAR FACTOR (MTV)
· NASHVILLE STAR (NBC)
· OFFICE, THE (NBC)
· UGLY BETTY (ABC)





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