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Season 2
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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.

Starring: Chris Rose | Kenny Florian | Samantha Ponder | Alison Haislip | Fon Davis | Jessica Chobot | Faruq Tauheed | Clark Gregg

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    S2 E9 Gr8 Expectations: The Quarterfinals, One Shining Bot: The Championship

    The can't-miss quarterfinals lead to two amazing bouts to determine the champion and the team who will take home the coveted Giant Nut!

    09/01/16Season 2TV-PG
    S2 E8 Not So Sweet 16: The Round of 16 Part 2

    The next-generation robots will go head to head, as 16 teams continue to fight their way to the championship in hopes of scoring the ultimate prize, the Giant Nut. 

    08/25/16Season 2TV-14
    S2 E7 Not So Sweet 16: The Round of 16 Part 1

    Each match will consist of a 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. Judging the matches are former "BattleBots" competitor and special effects artist Fon Davis, the face of "Nerdist," Jessica Chobot, and special guest judge Michael Stevens of YouTube fame with over 10 million subscribers to his "Vsauce" channel. Forty-eight builders representing four continents make up this year's field – double the size of last year's tournament. With them they bring an unprecedented arsenal, innovative designs, destructive new weapons and for the first time in the history of robot-fighting tournaments, the launch of drone warfare. The competitors range from NASA engineers to teenage students and everyone in between — each with one goal: to claim the ultimate title and walk away with the Giant Nut. Winners from the 24 matches in the qualifying round automatically advance, after which the selection committee picks eight wildcards from the losers to join them. Once the teams advance out of the qualifying round, it's single elimination all the way to the title.

    08/04/16Season 2TV-PG
    S2 E6 The Good, The Bot, and The Ugly: The Round of 32 Concludes

    Each match will consist of a 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. Judging the matches are former "BattleBots" competitor and special effects artist Fon Davis, the face of "Nerdist," Jessica Chobot, and special guest judge Vernon Davis, NFL tight end for Super Bowl 50 Champions, The Denver Broncos, now on the Washington Redskins. 48 builders representing four continents make up this year's field – double the size of last year's tournament. With them they bring an unprecedented arsenal, innovative designs, destructive new weapons and for the first time in the history of robot-fighting tournaments, the launch of drone warfare. The competitors range from NASA engineers to teenage students and everyone in between — each with one goal: to claim the ultimate title and walk away with the Giant Nut. Winners from the 24 matches in the qualifying round automatically advance, after which the selection committee picks eight wildcards from the losers to join them. Once the teams advance out of the qualifying round, it's single elimination all the way to the title.

    07/28/16Season 2TV-PG
    S2 E5 Shake, Battle, and Roll: The Round of 32, Part 2

    Each match will consist of a 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. Judging the matches are former "BattleBots" competitor and special effects artist Fon Davis, the face of "Nerdist," Jessica Chobot, and special guest judge Vernon Davis, NFL tight end for Super Bowl 50 Champions The Denver Broncos, now on the Washington Redskins.

    07/21/16Season 2TV-PG
    S2 E4 We're Gonna Need a Bigger Bracket: The Round of 32 Part 1

    Each match will consist of a 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. Judging the matches are former "BattleBots" competitor and special effects artist Fon Davis, the face of "Nerdist," Jessica Chobot, and special guest judge Vernon Davis, NFL tight end for Super Bowl 50 Champions The Denver Broncos, now on the Washington Redskins.

    07/07/16Season 2TV-PG
    S2 E3 There Will Be Bot Blood: The Qualifying Round Concludes

    Each match will consist of a 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. 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").

    06/30/16Season 2TV-PG
    S2 E2 Robots Activate: The Qualifying Round Begins

    Teams compete to move on from the qualifying round.

    06/23/16Season 2TV-PG
    S2 E1 The Gears Awaken

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

    05/10/16Season 2PG