ADDITIONAL NOTES: a show on hiatus for longer than 12 months - without any news about its future - is assumed to be canceled
DESCRIPTION: (from BBC America's web site, October 2008) 12 all-new Gladiators rule the arena and control the fate of the Contenders in a bold reinvention of the hit show that took the television world by storm in the ‘90s! 12 athletes, including an Olympic medal-winning runner and a Royal Marine Commando make up the Gladiators team. They are pitted against 32 hand-picked Contenders to take on some of reality television's toughest challenges in the hopes of being crowned champion and winning the $100,000 prize. The show’s original referee John Anderson presides over the events, joined by British soccer player Ian Wright, and sports commentator and TV personality, Kirsty Gallacher. Do they have the speed, the strength, and the heart to beat them? Who will be the last man standing?