ABC did the reality TV world a solid when it revived Comedy Central’s dueling robot program BattleBots in 2015; now, the competition series is back for more, and EW has an exclusive look at the new poster for the revival series’ second season.
Following a 13-year hiatus, BattleBots‘ first revival season lasted for six episodes as part of ABC’s 2015 summer block. The show debuted to strong ratings (No. 1 in its timeslot with 5.44 million viewers), and will return to the network on May 10 at 10 p.m. ET with BattleBots: The Gears Awaken, a 1-hour preview special.
According to the network, the new 10-episode season — the series’ 7th overall — “will see old favorites doing well, but new blood will emerge in the BattleBox arena and level the playing field – even the biggest underdog can have a chance.” The preview special will feature 12 homemade robots battling in a series of rumble matches, the winners of which will occupy a limited number of available slots among the final 48 competitors vying for the championship. Alison Haislip will provide sideline commentary, while ESPN’s Samantha Ponder is set to host. Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. actor Clark Gregg guest-judges The Gears Awaken alongside main judges Fon Davis and Jessica Chobot.
See the new poster for the second season of the BattleBots revival, which premieres June 23 at 8 p.m. ET on ABC, below.