Discovery and Science Channel are set for some heavy metal thunder next month. The revived BattleBots series is set to premiere at 8 PM May 11 on Discovery and 9 PM May 16 on its cable sib. Watch a sneak peek at the new season above.
Chris Rose and Kenny Florian return to call all the destructive action, while Jessica Chobot serves as the sideline reporter. Faruq Tauheed is back as the ring announcer.
Here’s the logline: The metal-munching mayhem is back, from the bots to the builders, the flames, the spark and all the robot guts and glory. Each match consists of two robots competing in a single, three-minute bout in which the goal is to destroy or disable their opponent. If there is no knockout during the battle, a panel of judges will declare a victor. Some of the returning favorites this season include Tombstone, Minotaur, Chomp, Witch Doctor, Bronco, Bombshell, Bite Force, Yeti and more.
BattleBots originally aired on Comedy Central in 2000-02, then was revived on ABC for two seasons in 2015-16. Science Channel aired encores of the two ABC seasons last summer.
The reimagined take on the killer-robot combat sport hails from Whalerock Industries and Ed Roski and Greg Munson, who created the original BattleBots franchise. Executive producers are Lloyd Braun, Chris Cowan, Edward P. Roski (Trey), Greg Munson, Tom Gutteridge and Aaron Catling. Wyatt Channell will executive produce for Discovery Channel and Science Channel.