Gladiators makes its NBC return battling Dancing with the Stars

May 12, 2008 at 3:58 p.m. ET

The Gladiators return, House gets ready to go, and those celebrity dancers are dwindling.

Titan talks tough with SheKnows...coming soon

Tonight on TV

NBC comes on strong with the return of "American Gladiators." Last year's winners have joined the pack and the arena has been made over into an even tougher battleground. It all begins at 8 p.m. with a two-hour season premiere.

Coming soon...our SheKnows talk-tough interview with one of the stars of "American Gladiators," Titan (pictured at right.)

That will be followed by the season finale of "Medium."

ABC is down to the wire on "Dancing with the Stars" then it's "Samantha Who?" and "The Bachelor: London Calling."

CBS is all laughs with "The Big Bang Theory," "How I Met Your Mother," "Two and a Half Men," and "Rules of Engagement." Then things take a turn as the night winds up with "CSI: Miami."

Fox brings the "Idol" magic over to "Bones" with guest star Ace Young, then it's part one of the two part season finale of "House."

The CW gets steamy with "Gossip Girl" followed by "One Tree Hill" at 9:00. 

Over on cable

ABC Family is all new with "Greek" and "Wildfire," then MTV takes over at 10:00 with "The Hills" and "The Paper."

VH1 has a new special called "Sex: Revolution" at 10:00 and they're artificially inseminating turkeys on "Dirty Jobs" on Discovery at 9:00.  I'm sure you won't want to miss that.

News and notable

--- NBC has confirmed that former "Saturday Night Live" cast member Jimmy Fallon will take over Conan O'Brien's late night spot when Conan moves to "The Tonight Show."

--- With that spot filled, NBC is now looking for the ultimate "Momma's Boy."  This new series produced by Ryan Seacrest will have moms helping their sons choose a mate.

--- Jennie Garth has signed on for The CW spin-off of "Beverly Hills 90210."

--- Can't get enough gossip?  The CW is giving "Gossip Girl" two extra episodes next season to help make up for lost time from the writers' strike.  Now if we can just keep the actors from striking. . .