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[07/19/18 - 09:34 AM]
"BattleBots" Kicks Off Elimination Rounds with "Desperado" Special
The Desperado Tournament is the first of 10 new episodes in the second half of the season, and is set to premiere Friday, August 4 on Discovery Channel and Wednesday, August 8 on Science Channel.

[07/09/18 - 12:01 PM]
Science Channel Sets Record Highs in June and 2nd Quarter
Science Channel further spins the numbers for the month and quarter to date.

[06/01/18 - 10:57 AM]
Science Channel Soars Again with Highest Rated May in Its History in Key Demos
Science Channel further spins the numbers for the month of May.

[04/17/18 - 11:11 AM]
Discovery and Science Channel Announce the Season Premiere of "BattleBots"
The epic robot-fighting series is making its triumphant return with all-new episodes set to premiere Friday, May 11 at 8:00/7:00c on Discovery Channel and Wednesday, May 16 at 9:00/8:00c on Science Channel.

[02/07/18 - 08:17 AM]
Discovery Channel Greenlights Production on New Season of Epic Robot Fighting Series "BattleBots"
The series comes from Whalerock Industries, the company behind the revival on ABC.

[07/05/17 - 11:23 AM]
Science Channel Steps Into the Ring This Summer with "BattleBots"
Science Channel has licensed the off-network cable rights to air 16 episodes of ABC's epic robot-fighting series.

[07/01/16 - 08:38 AM]
"Greatest Hits" Opens at a 3-Year Summertime Time-Slot High in Adults 18-49
ABC spins the numbers for Thursday, June 30.

[05/04/16 - 04:31 PM]
ABC Announces the Teams Competing on the "Battlebots: The Gears Awaken" Preview Special, Airing Tuesday, May 10
The epic robot-fighting tournament "BattleBots" is back for season two this summer on Thursday, June 23.

[04/19/16 - 03:06 PM]
ABC Announces Its 2016 Summer Primetime Schedule
New series include "Uncle Buck," "To Tell the Truth" and "The $100,000 Pyramid."

[04/18/16 - 10:59 AM]
"Battlebots" Kicks Off Season Two with "Battlebots: The Gears Awaken" Preview Special
The robot shrapnel will fly in the BattleBox once again, with expert play-by-play analysis from veteran sports broadcaster Chris Rose, and color commentary from former UFC fighter Kenny Florian.

[11/05/15 - 01:15 PM]
ABC Picks Up "BattleBots" for a Second Season from Whalerock Industries, Ed Roski and Greg Munson
The second season of "BattleBots" will continue to wow viewers with next generation robots - bigger, faster, and stronger than ever before.

[07/27/15 - 08:32 AM]
ABC Ranks No. 1 on Sunday in Adults 18-49 with a 5-Week High on the Night
ABC spins the numbers for Sunday, July 26.

[07/20/15 - 08:40 AM]
ABC Wins Sunday in Adults 18-49 with a 4-Week High
ABC spins the numbers for Sunday, July 19.

[07/13/15 - 08:41 AM]
ABC Wins Sunday and Delivers Double-Digit Gains Week to Week
ABC spins the numbers for Sunday, July 12.

[07/06/15 - 08:27 AM]
ABC Takes Second on Sunday to a Women's World Cup-Fueled Fox
ABC spins the numbers for Sunday, July 5.

[06/29/15 - 08:30 AM]
"Celebrity Family Feud" and "BattleBots" Drive ABC to a Sunday Night Victory
ABC spins the numbers for Sunday, June 28.

[06/22/15 - 08:36 AM]
"Celebrity Family Feud" Opens at No. 1 on Sunday with Multi-Year Time-Slot Highs
ABC spins the numbers for Sunday, June 21.

[06/04/15 - 10:52 AM]
ABC Announces Hosts and Panel of Experts for "BattleBots"
Hosted by celebrated sports anchor Molly McGrath, the series premieres Sunday, June 21 at 9:00/8:00c.

[04/08/15 - 12:35 PM]
ABC Announces Its 2015 Summer Schedule
New additions to the lineup include "The Whispers," "500 Questions," "Celebrity Family Feud" and "BattleBots."

[02/06/15 - 12:00 PM]
ABC Picks Up Reimagined "BattleBots" Series from Whalerock Industries and Ed Roski and Greg Munson
The six episode series is anticipated to air this summer.







BATTLEBOTS (DISCOVERY)
BROADCAST HISTORY:
6/21/15 - ???
STATUS:
currently airing (summer 2018)
TIME SLOT:
fridays from 8:00 PM-9:00 PM EST
CURRENT SEASON:
3 (20 episodes)
DESCRIPTION:
(from Discovery Channel's press release, July 2018) The epic robot-fighting series BattleBots returns with even higher stakes for the second half of its 2018 season as momentum builds towards the 2018 World Championship and the awarding of the Giant Nut to the ultimate BattleBots Champion. As part two of the season commences, some bots are already on the brink of elimination, including several fan favorites. In order to give them a last chance at qualifying for the championship, BattleBots is staging its first ever 'Desperado' Tournament, where 8 teams will be given the chance to win one guaranteed place in the final 16 qualifiers. It's a fight to the death, and only one robot can win. The Desperado Tournament is the first of 10 new episodes in the second half of the season, and is set to premiere Friday, August 4 at 8 PM ET/PT on Discovery Channel and Wednesday, August 8th at 9 PM on Science Channel.
PRINCIPAL CAST INFORMATION:
· Chris Rose as Commentator
· Faruq Tauheed as Ring Announcer
· Jessica Chobot as Reporter
· Kenny Florian as Commentator
RECURRING/PREVIOUS CAST INFORMATION:
· Allison Haislip as Reporter
· Bobak Ferdowsi as Reporter
· Fon Davis as Judge
· Leland Melvin as Judge
· Molly McGrath as Host
CREW INFORMATION:
· Aaron Catling as EP
· Chris Cowan as EP
· Ed Roski as EP
· Greg Munson as EP
· Lloyd Braun as EP
· Tom Gutteridge as EP
· Wyatt Channell as EP (Discovery)
GENRE(S):
· reality (all)
· reality (competition)
STUDIO INFORMATION:
· Whalerock Industries