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American Gladiators movie has a plot, and no, we're not kidding

by Danny Gallagher, posted Nov 21st 2009 10:02AM
American Gladiators MovieIf you are counting the seconds until the new big screen remake of American Gladiators hits a theater near you, please seek immediate medical attention or the nearest clergyman for guidance.

Screenwriter Peter Iliff has developed a script for the project. The TV tough guys and gals will be turned into "superheroes" in the new movie.

That's it? Isn't that obvious? What the hell else were they going to be?

- A bunch of muscleheaded meatwads pretending to be British nannies in order to see their estranged children.

- Sinewy wimp-eaters who must constantly pull a bus with their teeth at a speed of at least 30 mph or it will explode.

Or perhaps the storyline could go something like this: A ruthless mob boss looking to bump off a key witness traveling overseas plants twelve Gladiators injected with anger inducing pheromones on his plane and unleashes them over the ocean.

Feel free to share your own ideas for this movie in the comments below.

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New TV on DVD releases this week

by Bob Sassone, posted Jul 13th 2009 6:03PM
Mad Men season 2Here are the new TV DVDs, in stores tomorrow.

Now this is a DVD release week. Lots of stuff for every type of TV fan. I'm definitely getting Mad Men (and I'm going to watch all of the episodes again immediately to get ready for next month's launch of season 3), and I'm tempted to get the season 8 set of Bewitched, though I'll probably wait for the inevitable complete series set. I've never seen The Guns of Will Sonnett, but friends tell me it was good. Hopefully that's on Hulu or AOL Video or Retro TV so I don't have to actually buy it yet.

  • American Gladiators - Season 1
  • Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations - Collection 4
  • Bewitched - Season 8
  • Bleach - Uncut Box Set Vol. 3: The Rescue
  • ER - Season 11

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American Gladiators: The Movie in the works

by Mike Moody, posted May 12th 2009 6:02PM
OK, I actually loved watching the latest version of American Gladiators on NBC, but even I think this is a weird idea. But it's actually happening. American Gladiators: The Movie is in the works, according to show creator Johnny Ferraro.

Ferraro says American Gladiators was originally conceived as a film more than 20 years ago, but instead became a "TV phenomenon." I'm not sure how a game show that's basically WWE Smackdown meets Double Dare was originally conceived as a film, but what do I know. I like to watch American Gladiators.

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Some shows still stuck in TV's waiting room

by Danny Gallagher, posted Dec 23rd 2008 10:13AM
Are you wondering where some of your favorite shows like The Moment of Truth, the new American Gladiators and According to Jim are in your TV Guide? If so, please stand as far away from me as you can and try not to breathe any oxygen in my direction.

These and other shows were left out of the big four's (unless you count the CW) lineups for the new 2009 schedules, but have not been announced as officially canceled yet.

That means these shows are sitting in the death chamber with baited breath for a last minute reprieve or a death certificate. If there is a God watching over us, then these are the shows that will get the needle.

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What's On Tonight: Teen Choice Awards, American Gladiators, The Closer

by Bob Sassone, posted Aug 4th 2008 4:04PM
  • WeedsAt 8, FOX has the Teen Choice Awards.
  • ABC has a new High School Musical: Get in the Picture at 8, then a new episodes of Wanna Bet? and The Mole.
  • NBC has the season finales of American Gladiators and Nashville Star.
  • At 9, Lifetime has the new movie The Fab Five: The Texas Cheerleader Scandal.
  • There's a new Monday Night RAW on USA at 9.
  • TNT has a new episode of The Closer at 9, followed by a new Saving Grace.
  • VH-1 has the series premiere of I Want To Work For Diddy.
  • Also at 9: GSN has a new World Poker Tour.
  • At 10, ABC has a new Middleman.
  • Food Network has a new Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives at 10.
  • Travel Channel has a new Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations at 10.
  • Showtime has a new Weeds at 10.
Check your local TV listings for more.

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TV Squad: The Week Ahead

by Bob Sassone, posted Aug 4th 2008 7:33AM
Olympic ringsOur Monday morning roundup of a half dozen things TV Squad readers - and TV fans in general - will be talking about this week.

1. The Olympics. NBC, along with CNBC and MSNBC and USA and the web, will have approximately 477,312 hours of coverage. (Starts Friday.)

2. Primeval. New show about a rip in time that lets dinosaurs come through to modern England. Is this one of them? (Premieres Saturday at 9 on BBC America.)

3. The season finales of American Gladiator and Nashville Star. People do still care about these shows, right? (Tonight on NBC.)

4. So You Think You Can Dance. The season finale. We know what happens to Idol winners, but what happens to the winners of this show? (Wednesday at 8 on FOX.)

5. I Want To Work For Diddy. I'm not saying that. It's the name of a new reality show. (Premieres tonight at 9 on VH-1.)

6. Million Dollar Listing. One of the stars was arrested last week, just before the second season premiere. There's no such thing as bad publicity, as the saying goes. (Tuesday at 11 on Bravo.)

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What's On Tonight: Nashville Star, Middleman, Weeds

by Bob Sassone, posted Jul 28th 2008 4:02PM
  • Anthony BourdainThe Discovery Channel's Shark Week continues.
  • At 8, ABC has a new High School Musical: Get in the Picture, followed by new episodes of Wanna Bet? and The Mole.
  • NBC has a new American Gladiators at 8, then new episodes of Nashville Star and Dateline.
  • TCM has a new Under The Influence at 8, featuring Quentin Tarantino.
  • At 9, PBS has a new History Detectives.
  • TNT has a new episode of The Closer at 9, then a new Saving Grace.
  • There's a new Monday Night RAW on USA at 9.
  • GSN has a new World Poker Tour at 9.
  • At 10, ABC Family has a new Middleman.
  • Food Network has a new Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives at 10.
  • Showtime has a new Weeds at 10.
  • Also at 10: Travel Channel has a new Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations.

Check your local TV listings for more.

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What's On Tonight: High School Musical, World Poker Tour, Middleman

by Bob Sassone, posted Jul 21st 2008 4:03PM
  • The CloserAt 8, ABC has a new High School Musical: Get in the Picture, followed by the premiere of Wanna Bet? and a new episode of The Mole.
  • NBC has a new American Gladiators at 8, followed by new episodes of Nashville Star and Dateline.
  • Versus has more coverage of the Tour de France at 8.
  • TCM has a new Under The Influence at 8, featuring Laurence Fishburne.
  • At 9, PBS has a new History Detectives.
  • TNT has a new episode of The Closer at 9, then a new Saving Grace.
  • There's a new Unwrapped on Food Network at 9, followed by a new How'd That Get On My Plate?
  • GSN has a new World Poker Tour at 9.
  • At 10, ABC Family has a new Middleman.
  • E! has a new episode of The Soup at 10.
  • Showtime has a new Weeds at 10.
  • Also at 10: Travel Channel has a new Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations.

Check your local TV listings for more.

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Another gladiator announced

by Kristin Sample, posted Jul 16th 2008 8:58PM
The BeastAmerican Gladiators announced a new cast member today -- "The Beast." He'll be there for the semi-finals. The final 12 contenders will have to deal with this "monster" (that's the term from the press release) to get to the ultimate prize.

Those of you who have watched the show know it's really the reverse treadmill thingie that poses the biggest obstacle between any contender and his/her victory. But The Beast should terrify a few of the hopefuls. He stands at seven-feet-tall and weighs 318 lbs. From the picture, you can see that 200 of those pounds are in his neck.

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What's On Tonight: The Mole, The Closer, World Poker Tour, Weeds

by Bob Sassone, posted Jul 14th 2008 4:01PM
  • Bill MurrayAt 8, ABC has a new reunion episode of The Bachelor, then two new episodes of The Mole.
  • NBC has a new American Gladiators at 8, followed by new episodes of Nashville Star and Dateline.
  • TCM has a new Under The Influence with Bill Murray, followed by A Night at the Opera.
  • At 9, PBS has a new History Detectives.
  • There's a new Monday Night RAW on USA at 9.
  • GSN has a new World Poker Tour at 9.
  • Also at 9: TNT has the season premiere of The Closer, then the season premiere of Saving Grace.
  • At 10, ABC Family has a new Middleman.
  • E! has a new episode of The Soup at 10.
  • MTV has a new Legally Blonde at 10.
  • Showtime has a new Weeds at 10.

Check your local TV listings for more.

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What's On Tonight: American Gladiators, World Poker Tour, Middleman

by Bob Sassone, posted Jul 7th 2008 4:02PM
  • Anthony BourdainAt 8, ABC has the season finale of The Bachelorette, followed by the reunion show.
  • NBC has a new American Gladiators at 8, then new episodes of Nashville Star and Dateline.
  • Food Network has a new Good Eats at 8.
  • TCM has a new Under The Influence at 8, about Sydney Pollack. It's followed by Tootsie.
  • Also at 8: Versus has more Tour de France coverage.
  • At 9, PBS has a new History Detectives.
  • USA has a new Monday Night RAW at 9.
  • There's a new Unwrapped on Food Network at 9.
  • GSN has a new World Poker Tour at 9.
  • At 10, ABC Family has a new Middleman.
  • E! has a new episode of The Soup Presents at 10.
  • MTV has a new Legally Blonde at 10.
  • Travel Channel has a new Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations at 10.
  • Showtime has a new Weeds at 10, followed by a new Secret Diary of a Call Girl.

Check your local TV listings for more.

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ABC Family doesn't want you to watch The Middleman

by Brett Love, posted Jul 1st 2008 11:20AM

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At least that's the somewhat sarcastic conclusion I'm jumping to. As I started watching the east coast feed, an email bounced into the TV Squad inbox from reader 'Jay.' He noted that when he tried to record The Middleman on his PC, he was greeted with an error message. I had to wait three hours for the regular airing on the left coast, but I dusted off an old Media Center PC and got that very same error, as you see in the picture. I like to think that Wendy is showing her shock and outrage at the snafu in that shot. But wait, there's more ... after the jump.

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What's On Tonight: Nashville Star, Middleman, Weeds

by Bob Sassone, posted Jun 30th 2008 4:02PM
  • World Poker TourAt 8, ABC has two new episodes of The Bachelorette, followed by a new episode of The Mole.
  • NBC has a new American Gladiators, then a new, two hour Nashville Star.
  • USA has the U.S. Olympic Trials at 8, then a new Monday Night RAW.
  • At 9, PBS has a new History Detectives.
  • Food Network has a new Unwrapped at 9, about cereal.
  • There's a new World Poker Tour on GSN at 9.
  • VH-1 has A Concert For Nelson Mandela at 9.
  • At 10, ABC Family has a new episode of The Middleman.
  • Showtime has a new Weeds at 10, followed by a new Secret Diary of a Call Girl.
  • Food Network has a new Drive-Ins, Diners, and Dives at 10.
  • E! has a new The Soup Presents at 10.
  • Also at 10: MTV has a new Legally Blonde.

Check your local TV listings for more.

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What's On Tonight: Middleman, Good Eats, Harold Lloyd

by Bob Sassone, posted Jun 23rd 2008 4:00PM
  • WeedsAt 8, ABC has a new episode of The Bachelorette, followed by a new episode of The Mole.
  • NBC has a new American Gladiators at 8, then a new Nashville Star.
  • USA has a new Monday Night RAW at 8.
  • ABC Family has a new episode of The Middleman at 8.
  • There's a new Good Eats on Food Network at 8.
  • History Channel has a new Modern Marvels at 8.
  • Also at 8: TCM has the Harold Lloyd movie Movie Crazy.
  • At 9, GSN has a new World Poker Tour.
  • At 10, Food Network has a new Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives.
  • MTV has a new Legally Blonde at 10.
  • VH-1 has a new I Love The Millennium at 10.
  • Showtime has a new Weeds at 10.

Check your local TV listings for more.

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What's On Tonight: Nashville Star, Good Eats, The Mole

by Bob Sassone, posted Jun 9th 2008 4:00PM
  • World Poker TourAt 8, ABC has a new, two-hour Bachelorette, then a new episode of The Mole.
  • NBC has a new American Gladiators at 8, followed by the two hour season premiere of Nashville Star.
  • CBS has an episode of The Bill Engvall Show at 8.
  • Food Network has a new Good Eats at 8, then new episodes of Heavyweights and Unwrapped.
  • ABC Family has a new Greek at 8.
  • Also at 8: History Channel has a new Modern Marvels.
  • At 9, USA has a new Monday Night RAW.
  • GSN has a new World Poker Tour at 9.
  • Hallmark has the movie Charlie & Me at 9.
  • At 10, MTV has a new Legally Blonde.

Check your local TV listings for more.

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