NBC would like our help -- and, yes, we would totally cancel Journeyman (pilot's terrible) and The Biggest Loser, the latter of which eats up a whole 90 minutes of prime-time real estate every Tuesday night, Jesusgod. But apparently it's not that kind of help: A rep from the network shot Unfair Park an e-mail wondering if we might tout Saturday's auditions for the network's relaunching of American Gladiators, new episodes of which haven't aired for 11 years. And we said, Sure.
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Local tryouts take place Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., at the Arlington Courts, a "volleyball and sports facility" on E. Mayfield Road. You're advised to "come dressed in workout attire," which is unfortunate, as I was considering wearing this, and to bring a towel and water. Alas, you will be tested for "strength, speed, balance and agility," which DQs most of Unfair Park, by which I mean, all of Unfair Park -- though Schutze is said to excel at the "Atlasphere." We do have one question: Did NBC pick Arlington because of this? Probably not, but still. Need more info, ask these people. --Robert Wilonsky