American Gladiators

Genre: Reality

Cast: Mike Adamle

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Show status: Returning Series

Overview: American Gladiators is an American competition television program that aired weekly in syndication from September 1989 to May 1996. The series matched a cast of amateur athletes against each other, as well as against the show's own gladiators, in contests of strength and agility. The concept was created by Dan Carr and John C. Ferraro, who held the original competition at Erie Tech High School in Erie, Pennsylvania. They sold the show to The Samuel Goldwyn Company where the concept was enhanced and became American Gladiators. An effort in 2004 to launch a live American Gladiators show on the Las Vegas Strip became mired in a securities fraud prosecution. However, the television series was restarted in 2008. Episodes from the original series were played on ESPN Classic from 2007 to 2009. Several episodes are available for download on Apple's iTunes Service.


    • Mike Adamle

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For fans of the original American Gladiators, Netflix has a documentary series named Muscles & Mayhem: An Unauthorized Story of American Gladiators.

Looking back, after watching the Netflix doc', I must've just watched the first season or two back then because when I think of the show what comes to mind are the characters who were only there in the very beginning. Now I'm wondering who has the uncensored videos from the those tour buses. 🤣