Season Premiere: January 6 2008

Hulk Hogan and Laila Ali join forces to host the ultimate school of hard knocks when “American Gladiators” premieres with a two-hour special on Sunday, January 6th, 2008, on Citytv.

Broadcast Schedule as Follows:

Citytv Toronto
Sunday, January 6th – 9:00pm ET (Simulcast with NBC)

Mondays at 8:00pm starting January 7th (Simulcast with NBC)

Available in Toronto on Citytv HD (Rogers Channel 519)

Citytv Winnipeg

Sunday, January 6th – 8:00pm CT (Simulcast with NBC)

Mondays at 7:00pm starting January 7th (Simulcast with NBC)

Citytv Calgary
Sunday, January 6th – 10:00pm MT (Simulcast with NBC)

Mondays at 9:00pm starting January 7th (Simulcast with NBC)

Citytv Edmonton
Sunday, January 6th – 10:00pm MT (Simulcast with NBC)

Mondays at 9:00pm starting January 7th (Simulcast with NBC)

Citytv Vancouver
Sunday, January 6th– 9:00pm PT (Simulcast with NBC)

Mondays at 8:00pm starting January 7th (Simulcast with NBC)

The iconic competition show of the 90s returns with more thrills, stunts and spectacle then ever before. In the newly revamped “American Gladiators” amateur athletes – at the top of their game – face off against 12 new Gladiators in a David and Goliath style battle. Six men and six women make up the team of action-adventure stars prepared to stop at nothing to destroy the competition. As each challenger prepares to go head to head with a villainous Gladiator, the viewer gets an inside glimpse into their world as they train for their match. Opposing forces fight it out in classic events such as The Joust, The Wall, Hang Tough and the Eliminator which have received serious upgrades with more adrenaline and water stunts.

“American Gladiators” marks the first time wrestling great Hulk Hogan and boxing champion Laila Ali have hosted a competition show.

No stranger to athletic competition, Hulk Hogan is a gladiator in his own right. A former WWE Champion many times over, Hogan is one of the most well known wrestlers of all-time. Throughout the course of his extraordinary career, Hogan has accomplished things no other wrestler has. He is the only wrestler ever to be featured on the cover of Sports Illustrated, he has headlined 10 WrestleManias and he’s starred in numerous feature films. Most recently Hogan, along with his family, opened their home to the American public starring in the reality show “Hogan Knows Best”, which documents their every day life. In 2005, Hogan’s illustrious career earned him an induction into the World Wrestling Entertainment Hall of Fame by long time friend Sylvester Stallone.

The daughter of world heavyweight champion Mohammad Ali, Laila Ali made her professional boxing debut on October 8th, 1999, and is currently the undefeated Super Middleweight Boxing Champion of the world with a 24-0 record and 21 knock-outs. While Ali has undoubtedly been the major draw in women’s boxing for years, she recently took on a new challenge, strutting her stuff in front of America every week on “Dancing With The Stars.” In addition, she is the author of a motivational book titled Reach!

Tune into the two- hour premiere of American Gladiators on Sunday, January 6th. Then, catch all of the action weekly starting Monday, January 7th on Citytv stations across Canada.

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