After taking a two-year hiatus, both networks decided to bring back the robot-fighting competitive reality series for another season of hard-hitting, metal-crunching action. Scheduled to return this spring, the show features teams of robot builders pit their creations against each other in a series of three-minute fights for a chance to be crowned BattleBots champion.
Last year, Science Channel re-aired episodes from both seasons of the ABC revival, which aired during the summers of 2015 and 2016. The show originally aired from 2000-2002 on Comedy Central for five seasons. This upcoming season will mark the eighth of the series.
ABC’s BattleBots run ended with Tombstone, built by Hardcore Robotics members Ray Billings, Rick Russ, Justin Billings, Brittney Heindel, Susan Billings, decisively defeating wild card competitor Bombshell in the final round of the 2016 BattleBots tournament. Stay tuned in a few months on Discovery and Science to see if Tombstone retains their championship title.