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[02/20/20 - 09:49 AM]
Discovery Greenlights an Unprecedented 50 Hours of Robot-Fighting Action with the Return of "BattleBots"
This season, "BattleBots" will host the largest international field in its 20-year history, as over 80 robots from a dozen countries will attempt to win the sport's most prestigious prize, The Giant Nut.

[05/20/19 - 10:14 AM]
"BattleBots" to Premiere Friday, June 7 on Discovery and Wednesday, June 12 on Science Channel
The metal munching mayhem is coming back, from the bots to the builders, the flames, the spark and all the robot guts and glory.

[03/11/19 - 09:28 AM]
Discovery and Science Channel Greenlight New Season of "BattleBots"
"BattleBots" is going back into production in April and will return for a second season on Discovery Channel and Science Channel this summer.

[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)
Returns in TBA 2020 (Exact Date TBA)
BROADCAST HISTORY:
6/21/15 - ???
STATUS:
returning in 2020/2021 (date TBA)
TIME SLOT:
not on the schedule
CURRENT SEASON:
5 (??? episodes)
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ADDITIONAL NOTES:
season five premiere moved from 5/15/20 to TBA
DESCRIPTION:
(from Discovery Channel's press release, February 2020) The epic, robot-fighting series BattleBots returns bigger than ever before - with an unprecedented 50 hours of programming on Discovery. Competitors from around the world will face off to prove who is the ultimate robot-building genius when an all-new season of BattleBots returns on Friday, May 15 at 8 PM ET/PT on Discovery Channel. This season, BattleBots will host the largest international field in its 20-year history, as over 80 robots from a dozen countries will attempt to win the sport's most prestigious prize, The Giant Nut. This year's builders will stop at nothing to take down the competition with custom-made weaponry like metal-scorching flamethrowers, hydraulic flippers and spinning blades with speeds reaching more than 200 mph. Fans will also witness never-seen-before technology, such as robots that can walk on legs and new designs to withstand even bigger blows. Last year's World Champion robot "Bite Force" will return to defend its title - competing against innovative newcomers with groundbreaking designs as well as perennial crowd favorites like Tombstone, Witch Doctor, Death Roll, Lock-Jaw and SawBlaze. Each match consists of two remote-controlled robots competing in a single, three-minute round with the goal to destroy or disable their opponent. If there is no knockout during the battle, a panel of judges will declare a victor. But there can only be one ultimate champion in the world of Robot Combat Sports.
PRINCIPAL CAST INFORMATION:
· Chris Rose as Commentator
· Faruq Tauheed as Ring Announcer
· Kenny Florian as Commentator
RECURRING/PREVIOUS CAST INFORMATION:
· Allison Haislip as Reporter
· Bobak Ferdowsi as Reporter
· Fon Davis as Judge
· Jenny Taft as Reporter
· Jessica Chobot as Reporter
· Leland Melvin as Judge
· Molly McGrath as Host
CREW INFORMATION:
· Aaron Catling as EP
· Chris Cowan as EP
· Edward P. 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