ABC Resurrecting ‘BattleBots’: Original Creators On Board For New Version

ABC has ordered a six-episode reboot of the popular fighting robot reality show, BattleBots.

According to TV Insider, the new version of BattleBots will air on ABC this summer, but a specific date has yet to be given. Ed Roski and Greg Munson, the creators of the original BattleBots franchise, are scheduled to be on board for this new version, too.

The original BattleBots focused on homemade robots battling each other in a single elimination tournament format until one champion is determined. For the ABC update, there will be no weight classes. All robots of different shapes and sizes will face off against each other until there is one champion. Those who win in the championship rounds will receive cash prizes.

The new ABC version will also have backstories for the people who created the fighting robots, and there will also be examinations into how each robot was built. Viewers will also be given a look at combat analytics in this new BattleBots.

BattleBots initially ran for five seasons on Comedy Central between 2000 and 2002. Since its end, there were many other shows that tried to capitalize off the BattleBots franchise. As the Inquisitr previously reported, one of those shows was Discovery Channel’s Robogeddon, which was produced by Oscar-winning director James Cameron and Survivor’s Mark Burnett in 2012.