Network: first-run syndication
Episodes: 139 (hour)
TV show dates: September 16, 1989 – May 11, 1996
Series status: Cancelled/ended
Performers include: Mike Adamle, Jim Starr, Raye Hollitt, Larry Thompson, Galen Tomlinson, Lori Fetrick, Danny Lee Clark, Michael M. Horton, Larry Csonka, Erika Andersch, Sha-Ri Pendleton, Steve Henneberry, John Harlan, Marisa Pare, Shirley Eson, Lynn ‘Red’ Williams, Shelley Beattie, Tonya Knight, Billy Smith, Lee Reherman, Victoria Gay, Lisa Malosky, Debbie Clark, Salina Bartunek, and Chuck Berlinger.
TV show description:
A tournament-style game show in which 10 male and 10 female contestants compete against professional “Gladiators” in physical contests and obstacle courses.
Events include powerball, jousting, tug-o-war, assault, swingshot, snapback, whiplash, and pyramid. Two contenders of each gender compete on each episode with the winners advancing to the quarterfinal round. The game then becomes a single elimination with the last contestants meeting at the half-season final. Winners at this level receive a cash prize and compete in the Grand Championship for bigger prizes.