American Gladiators is back?

If you don’t know American Gladiators, you don’t know the meaning of pure eye-candy television.  And now, you’ll get your chance to see it real soon now.

NBC is getting into the ring with “American Gladiators,” which has been revived by the Peacock for midseason.

The competition skein — which featured players with names like Nitro, Turbo and Laser in its campy, early ’90s syndie incarnation — will be updated for the 21st century with new technology and twists. MGM TV, which was behind the original hit, is producing along with Reveille.

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Plestis said he was particularly interested in the original U.K. version of “Gladiators,” which focused even more on the characters and the behind-the-scenes stories of common folk going up against the show’s powerful stars. The new “Gladiators,” he said, “will have the scale, scope, different characters and family drama that the U.K. version had.”

So – look for it soon.

[tags]American Gladiators, Televised eye-candy[/tags]