General Information

Glossary: B
First Air Date: June 21st, 2015
Last Air Date: September 1st, 2016
Created By: ---
Star Casts: Molly McGrath, Jessica Chobot, Leland Melvin, Fon Davis, Chris Rose, Kenny Florian, Alison Haislip, Bobak Ferdowsi, Faruq Tauheed
Aired On: American Broadcasting Company
Episode Runtime: 43 minutes
Total Seasons: 2 Seasons
Total Episodes: 16 Episodes
Type: Reality
Status: Returning Series
Homepage: American Broadcasting Company - BattleBots

Last Updated: Fri, 02 Sep 2016 22:00:45 +0000

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BattleBots (2015)


BattleBots promises to wow viewers with next generation robots—bigger, faster and stronger than ever before. The show will focus on the design and build of each robot, the bot builder backstories, their intense pursuit of the championship and the spectacle of the event.

Seasons and Episodes

Season 1 (6 Episodes)

1: The Battle Begins: Qualifiers Part 1 - Aired: 2015-06-21

During the first night of the six-episode tournament, 8 teams will converge in an arena of minefield and hazards for the ultimate shot at glory during the Qualifiers round. Each match will consist of a single three– minute bout in which the goal is to completely destroy or disable the opponent. If there is no knockout during the three-minute battle, the panel of judges will declare a victor to move onto the next round. Competitors range from NASA engineers, to teenage students, to everyone in between — each with one goal — to claim the ultimate title and walk away with the grand cash prize.

2: Qualifiers Part 2 - Aired: 2015-06-28

The remaining teams face off during another Qualifiers round where they will converge in an arena of minefields and hazards for the ultimate shot at glory. In addition to the 8 battles, four wild card teams will be selected to round out the championship round of 16. Each match will consist of a single three-minute bout in which the goal is to completely destroy or disable the opponent. If there is no knockout during the three-minute battle, the panel of judges will declare a victor to move onto the next round.

3: Full Metal Bracket: Round of 16 Part 1 - Aired: 2015-07-05

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4: Last Chance to Advance: Round of 16 Part 2 - Aired: 2015-07-12

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5: The Great 8: Quarterfinals - Aired: 2015-07-19

The four quarterfinal matches determine who moves on to the semifinals.

6: One Bot Rules Them All: The Championship - Aired: 2015-07-26

One Bot Rules Them All: The Championship

Season 2 (10 Episodes)

1: The Gears Awaken - Aired: 2016-05-10

Twelve robots face off in a series of matches to earn the final four spots in the championship.

2: Robots Activate: Qualifying Round Begins - Aired: 2016-06-23

The first round of next-generation robots go head-to-head as 32 teams (out of 48) converge in an arena full of hazards for the chance to advance out of the qualifying round in pursuit of the championship. Judging the matches are former “BattleBots” competitor and special effects artist Fon Davis, the face of “Nerdist,” Jessica Chobot, and special guest judge Adam Savage (“MythBusters”).

3: There Will Be Bot Blood: The Qualifying Round Concludes - Aired: 2016-06-30

The first round of next-generation robots go head to head, as the remaining 16 teams (out of 48) converge in an arena full of hazards for the chance to advance out of the qualifying round in pursuit of the championship.

4: We’re Gonna Need a Bigger Bracket: The Round of 32, Part 1 - Aired: 2016-07-07

The next-generation robots continue to go head to head as the first half of the 32 remaining teams battle on in pursuit of the championship. This round consists of 24 teams that won their qualifying bout, plus 8 wild-card teams picked by the judges.

5: Shake, Battle, and Roll: The Round of 32, Part 2 - Aired: 2016-07-21

The next-generation robots continue to go head to head as the last half of the 32 remaining teams battle on in pursuit of the championship. This round consists of 24 teams that won their qualifying bout, plus 8 wild-card teams picked by the judges.

6: The Good, the Bot, and the Ugly: The Round of 32 Concludes - Aired: 2016-07-28

The next-generation robots continue to go head to head as the last of the 32 remaining teams battle on in pursuit of the championship. This round consists of 24 teams that won their qualifying bout, plus 8 wild-card teams picked by the judges. Guest judge: Vernon Davis.

7: Not So Sweet 16: The Round of 16 Part 1 - Aired: 2016-08-04

The first 8 of the remaining 16 teams battle on in pursuit of the championship. YouTube persona Michael Stevens (Vsauce) serves as guest judge.

8: Rise of the Machines: The Round of 16 Part 2 - Aired: 2016-08-25

The last 8 of the remaining 16 teams battle on in pursuit of the championship. YouTube persona Michael Stevens (Vsauce) serves as guest judge.

9: Gr8 Expectations: The Quarterfinals - Aired: 2016-09-01

The Quarter finals. Any one of these bots could take the championship, but who will be?

10: One Shining Bot: The Championship - Aired: 2016-09-01

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