Break out your best star-spangled unitard: "American Gladiators" is set for a comeback.

Deadline reports that none other than Seth Rogen is spearheading the latest revival of the popular sports competition series, which pits regular folks against famous athletes in physical feats of strength. The original show was a hit in syndication, running from 1989 through 1996; it was later rebooted in 2008, featuring hosts Hulk Hogan and Laila Ali.

According to Deadline, MGM Television is teaming with Rogen and his longtime collaborator Evan Goldberg to produce the reboot, along with original "American Gladiators" producer John Ferraro. As for why Rogen was interested in tackling the quirky project, he explained his straightforward thought process in a tweet on Tuesday.

"When you love something, you just want more of it," the comedian said.

Sounds good enough to us.

There's no word yet on where the show might land, or how many episodes it's eyeing for its return, though Deadline notes that MGM is "currently talking to distributors who are interested." It should be noted that reality TV heavyweight Mark Burnett is the chairman of MGM TV, so the odds of this series making it to air seem pretty safe.

We'll start practicing using our jousting sticks now.

[via: Deadline]