American Gladiators is getting a second run on NBC. According to Variety, affiliates have been given the rights to repurpose the first three episodes of the show and air them during the next three weekends starting January 19th.
The idea came forth because the original American Gladiators was run during weekend afternoons in most of the country. NBC thought the move to do the same with their new show would invoke nostalgia amongst old fans and bring more viewers to their updated version of the program.
NBC's Ben Silverman stated, "This unique partnership with our owned and affiliated stations gives us a great post-premiere window to increase."