November 6, 2015

ABC has announced that BattleBots will return for a second season on the network. The competition series, in which contestants design, build, and battle their robotic creations, fared well last summer during its network debut.

The show originally started out back in 2000 on cable's Comedy Central, where it aired for five seasons. ABC revived BattleBots as a summer series this past June, and during its six-episode run it managed to rank #1 in its time slot among adults 18-49 as well as in total viewers.

Casting for Season 2 is already underway for an expected return as part of 2016's summer lineup.