NBC has put out a casting call for their revised hit series American Gladiators. The have issued this press release which details how you can join in the fun:

The NO-HOLDS-BARRED hit competition series returns to prime-time television, with hosts Hulk Hogan and Laila Ali!

We are looking for weekend warrior types that are BIG, bad, and athletic. If you think you have the heart, skills, and desire to COMPETE then we want to see you at THE GLADIATOR ARENA!

NBC has relaunched the classic competition series "American Gladiators" and is currently auditioning CONTENDERS and GLADIATORS for NEXT SEASON!

HOW TO APPLY:

Fill out the application, get full details, download HERE. AND come to one of our OPEN CALLS!

OPEN CALL: LOS ANGELES, CA

Saturday, January 26th, 2008

10:00am - 4:00pm

Gold's Gym-Venice Beach

360 Hampton Dr.

Venice, CA. 90291

www.goldsgym.com

OPEN CALL: DENVER, CO

Saturday, February 2nd, 2008

10:00am - 4:00pm

University of Colorado at Boulder

Student Recreation Center

355 UCB

Boulder, CO. 80309

www.colorado.edu/rec-center

OPEN CALL: AUSTIN, TX

Saturday, February 2nd, 2008

10:00am - 4:00pm

Gold's Gym - Tech Ridge

235 Canyon Ridge Dr.

Austin, TX 78753

www.goldsgym.com

OPEN CALL: CHICAGO, IL

Saturday, February 2, 2008

10:00am to 4:00pm

Crunch Fitness

Grand/Wabash Location

38 E. Grand Ave

Chicago, IL 60611

www.crunch.com

OPEN CALL: CHANDLER, AZ

Saturday, February 9th, 2008

10:00am - 4:00pm

Pure Fitness

3029 N. Alma School Rd.

Chandler, AZ 85224

www.purefitnessclubs.com

OPEN CALL: NEW YORK CITY, NY

Saturday, February 9, 2008

10:00am - 4:00pm

Crunch Fitness - 38th St.

144 West 38th St.

New York, NY 10018

www.crunch.com

OPEN CALL: ORLANDO, FL

Saturday, February 9, 2008

10:00am - 4:00pm

UNIVERSAL ORLANDO CITYWALK

6000 Universal Blvd

Orlando, FL 32819

www.citywalkorlando.com

*Follow American Gladiator Sign to Registration *Parking is $11 *No Overnights, Arrive no earlier than 8:00am day of event.

OPEN CALLS

You must come in workout attire and appropriate footwear to be considered. You will be tested on your physical ability in areas such as strength, speed, balance and agility. We recommend bringing a workout towel and water with you to the open call.

0.Please bring a non-returnable photo of yourself with a completed Application to the open call.

0.Open call lines will begin forming 2 hours before the start time. Please do not line up prior to that time.

0.Time is limited and there is no guarantee that everyone will be seen - so please arrive early.

VIDEOTAPE

If you are unable to attend an open call, please submit a videotape. Follow the instructions below to find out how.

Applications MUST be clearly written and must be accompanied by a video (subject to the exception set forth below) that meets these requirements:

LENGTH: MAXIMUM OF FIVE MINUTES.

FORMAT: VHS/DVD, or mini-DV

CONTENT: Start with your name, hometown, and occupation. There is no "right" or "wrong" thing to say on a tape, we just want to get to know you (BUT MOST IMPORTANTLY HAVE SOMEONE ELSE TAPE YOU). Take us on a tour of your life; show us what's important to you. What sets you apart from the other participants? DON'T JUST TELL US, SHOW US! Briefly take us through your job, but most importantly we want to see you in ACTION. We want to see YOUR HOBBIES (i.e., If you ride horses or motorbikes, let's see you in action.) Show us what makes you-YOU! We want to see the town you live in. HAVE FUN and LET'S SEE YOUR PERSONALITY!!!

The video must be original, truthful, unpublished, created solely by the submitting applicant, must not have been submitted in any other competition, and must not infringe upon any rights of any third party, including, but not limited to, copyright, trademark, and rights of privacy and publicity. You should not attempt anything dangerous or harm anyone or any animals in the making of this video. We will not consider any submission that we deem unsafe. In addition, your family must be the owner or legal lessee of the home or property depicted in the video, if any. The video must not include any music or singing.

DEADLINE: Completed applications and videotapes must be received by February 11, 2008 at 12:00 PM ET to be considered. Remember, the earlier the better.

The video will become the property of the Producers and will not be returned to you, whether or not you are selected as a participant.

Applications will be considered only if they are complete. Completed applications must consist of the following: 1) Completed and signed Application Form

2) Completed and signed Certification of Veracity

3) Completed and signed Waiver and Release

4) One separate photo of yourself

5) A recent resume

6) Your up to five-minute videotape clearly labeled with your name, address, and phone number.

Please do not include anything except the six items listed above.

NOTE: YOU ONLY NEED TO MAKE A VIDEO PROFILE IN CONNECTION WITH YOUR APPLICATION IF YOU CAN'T MAKE IT TO ONE OF THE OPEN CASTING CALLS.

Send your completed application and videotape to:

Am Glad Productions

American Gladiators Casting

10061 Riverside Drive

Box # 749

Toluca Lake, Ca. 91602

Please note: Limit one application package per person. Any tape submissions received become the property of NBC Studios, Inc. and will not be returned.

B. Alan Orange