ABC Renews Battle Bots for a Bigger and Better Second Season!

Friday, 06 November 2015 - 5:04PM
Robotics
Friday, 06 November 2015 - 5:04PM
ABC Renews Battle Bots for a Bigger and Better Second Season!
When ABC announced they were bringing Battle Bots back to TV, the news was met with widespread joy as fans of the cult robotics showcase welcomed the show back after a number of years off the airwaves. It proved to be a gamble that would pay off as when it returned this year, the show regularly clocked over 5 million viewers, which is impressive for a show airing in the off-peak Summer slot.



Now, there's more good news for fans of robot destruction, because ABC has announced they'll be bringing Battle Bots back next summer for what promises to be an even bigger format. Expanding to 32 teams, Season 2 of Battle Bots will maintain a single elimination format which sees creators pit their robots against each other in a kind of robot fight club.

If you've not seen the show and you're thinking it all sounds a bit too low-brow, there's actually a lot more to the show than just robots fighting (although that's kind of the best bit). In its new form, Battle Bots has placed more of an emphasis on the roboticists behind the metal hungry fighting machines, and trust us, these folks are as colorful and varied as their creations.

Inspired by the British series, Robot Wars, Battle Bots first aired back in the year 2000 on Comedy Central. Expect season 2 of Battle Bots to air Summer 2016 on ABC.
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