General Information

Glossary: B
First Air Date: June 21st, 2015
Last Air Date: September 20th, 2019
Created By: ---
Star Casts: Chris Rose, Kenny Florian, Faruq Tauheed, Derek Young, Lisa Winter, Jason Bardis, Jenny Taft
Aired On: ABC, Discovery, Science
Episode Runtime: 43 minutes
Total Seasons: 4 Seasons
Total Episodes: 52 Episodes
Type: Reality
Status: Returning Series
Homepage: ABC - BattleBots

Last Updated: Sat, 21 Sep 2019 18:22:15 +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

No overview available.

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

No overview available.

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

No overview available.

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Season 4 (15 Episodes)

1: That's what you call a KO! - Aired: 2019-06-07

67 Bots kick off the 4th season!

2: You Mess With the Bull, You Get the Drum - Aired: 2019-06-14

BattleBots 2018 finalist Minotaur goes head-to-head with Whiplash as a new group of 14 new bots make their debut in the 2019 competition.

3: Don’t FLIP OUT! - Aired: 2019-06-21

BattleBots Champion Bite Force squares off against famed bot Yeti, while another legendary builder returns to the competition with a brand-new epic bot.

4: A Duck Only A Mother Could Love - Aired: 2019-06-28

Bronco might be fighting for the first time

5: A Family Affair - Aired: 2019-07-05

The stakes get higher when teams on the brink start to feel the heat, and as the clash continues, undefeated bots Son of Whyachi and the Ewerts look to continue their reign of terror.

6: Buckers and Brawlers - Aired: 2019-07-12

Competition gets fierce as the teams set their sights on making it into the top 16, and when defending champ Bite Force takes on legendary flipper Bronco, top teams are pushed to the brink.

7: The Most Destructive Robot - Aired: 2019-07-19

As the tournament heats up, the field of vicious robots gear up to guarantee their spot in the Top 16, and in the Main Event bout, Tombstone and Rotator look settle a year-long feud once and for all.

8: The Desperado Tournament - Aired: 2019-07-26

Eight bots on the brink go head-to-head in the last-chance Desperado tournament, and in one insane night, fighters on the edge of elimination take one final shot at redemption.

9: Eyes on the Prize - Aired: 2019-08-09

The second half of the tournament kicks off with the most elite bots in history facing off for the coveted trophy, and in the Main Event, undefeated bots Whiplash and Witch Doctor look to end an enemy's hot streak.

10: Flips, Fires, and Flinches - Aired: 2019-08-16

The competition heats up as the teams start to feel the pressure, and undefeated Hypershock looks to take down the reigning champ, Bite Force.

11: Like A Bot To A Flame - Aired: 2019-08-23

As the Top 16 looms closer, a group of underdogs gives it their last shot, and in the Main Event, Rotator and undefeated Death Roll bring everything they have to the BattleBox.

12: This is Gonna be Huge - Aired: 2019-08-30

No overview available.

13: One Flipper to Rule Them All - Aired: 2019-09-06

No overview available.

14: Live to Die Another Day - Aired: 2019-09-13

When a surprising twist blows the competition wide open, the world's greatest bots redouble their efforts to win a spot in the knockout round.

15: Episode 15 - Aired: 2019-09-20

No overview available.