The Best Sports TV Shows on PlutoTV
Finding a good Sports TV show to watch can be hard, so we've ranked the best ones and included where to watch them. Check out our list of the best Sports TV shows of all time streaming on PlutoTV.
1. American Gladiators
What it's about: American Gladiators is an American competition television program that aired weekly in syndication from September 1989 to May 1996. The series matched a cast of amateur athletes against each other, as well as against the show's own gladiators, in contests of strength and agility. The concept was created by Dan Carr and John C. Ferraro, who held the original competition at Erie Tech High School in Erie, Pennsylvania. They sold the show to The Samuel Goldwyn Company where the concept was enhanced and became American Gladiators.An effort in 2004 to launch a live American Gladiators show on the Las Vegas Strip became mired in a securities fraud prosecution. However, the television series was restarted in 2008. Episodes from the original series were played on ESPN Classic from 2007 to 2009. Several episodes are available for download on Apple's iTunes Service.
Where to Watch: 128 episodes (72%) are available to watch free online (PlutoTV). 8 episodes (4%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (Hulu).
2. American Gladiators
What it's about: American Gladiators is an American competition TV show that aired on NBC and Citytv in Canada. Hosted by Hulk Hogan and Laila Ali, the show matches amateur athletes against each other and the show's own "gladiators" in contests of strength, agility, and endurance. It is a remake of the original series of the same name which ran from 1989–1996, with elements of the UK version of the 1990s. The show is refereed by Al Kaplon, a former American League umpire, who can also be seen as the referee in Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story. Play-by-play narration is handled by Van Earl Wright. Season 1 was taped at Sony Pictures Studios in Culver City, California. Beginning with Season 2, the show moved to the Los Angeles Sports Arena. It is produced by Reveille Productions and MGM Television.American Gladiators premiered on Sunday, January 6, 2008; an average of 12 million people watched the two-hour premiere. All other Season 1 episodes aired Mondays at 8:00 ET/PT, except for the finale, which aired Sunday February 17, 2008 at 7:00 ET/PT. Season 2 premiered May 12, 2008, on NBC, with a two-hour episode. The two-hour Season 2 finale aired on August 4, 2008 at 8:00 ET/PT. While the final two-hour episode of Season 1 was devoted entirely to the finals, the Season 2 finale consisted of the third semifinal round followed by the finals.
Where to Watch: 22 episodes (96%) are available to watch free online (PlutoTV).
3. Top Shot
What it's about: Top Shot is an American reality television show that debuted on the History Channel on June 6, 2010. The show features 16 contestants, split into two teams of eight, competing in various types of shooting challenges. One by one, the contestants are eliminated until only one remains. That contestant receives a $100,000 grand prize and the title of "Top Shot." Survivor contestant Colby Donaldson is the host.
Where to Watch: 35 episodes (56%) are available to watch free online (PlutoTV). 61 episodes (98%) are available to stream on a subscription service (Philo & Hoopla). 12 episodes (19%) are available to stream on a TV everywhere service (History). 61 episodes (98%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 3 services (iTunes, Prime Video & Vudu).
4. American Chopper
What it's about: Paul Teutul, Sr. and his son Paul Teutul, Jr. manufacture custom chopper-style motorcycles.
Where to Watch: 3 episodes (1%) are available to watch free online (PlutoTV). 224 episodes (74%) are available to stream on a subscription service (Philo, fuboTV, Discovery+ & 1 other). 107 episodes (36%) are available to stream on a TV everywhere service (Discovery). 220 episodes (73%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).
5. La Seleccion
What it's about: A story, between reality and fiction, that recreates everything Carlos 'El Pibe' Valderrama (Edgar Vittorino), Freddy Rincón (Antonio Jiménez), José René Higuita (Jhon Alex Castillo) and Faustino Hernán Asprilla (Omar Murillo) had to go through. . Learn through the lives of these historical and emblematic characters and players, the history of the best Colombian team of all time.
Where to Watch: 196 episodes (100%) are available to watch free online (Tubi & PlutoTV).
6. The Jump
What it's about: The Jump is a reality series which follows twelve celebrities as they take on some of the most challenging and dangerous winter sports in an effort to become crowned the series champion.
Where to Watch: 4 episodes (14%) are available to watch free online (PlutoTV).
7. Dance Academy
What it's about: At Sydney's National Dance Academy, a few talented youngsters are recruited for the excruciatingly tough course. It follows Tara Webster, a sheepfarmgirl who's ambition is to be the next best ballerina. Jewish long line of doctors' heir Samuel 'Sammy' and minor juvenile offender Christian are the outsiders but gradually fit in, making new kinds of friends. Star ballerina's daughter Kat also introduces them in the circle of last-year brother Ethan, who already aspires a career as choreographer. Also Abigail, a smart young girl who'll walk over dead bodies to reach the stars tries to sabotage everything and everyone.
Where to Watch: 65 episodes (98%) are available to watch free online (Tubi, PlutoTV, Peacock & 1 other). 65 episodes (98%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (Prime Video, Hoopla & Dove Channel). 65 episodes (98%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 4 services (iTunes, Google Play & 2 others).
8. Walker, Texas Ranger
What it's about: Modern-day Texas Ranger, Cordell Walker's independent crime-solving methods have their roots in the rugged traditions of the Old West. Walker's closest friend is former Ranger, C.D. Parker, who retired after a knee injury, and now owns "C.D.'s," a Country/Western saloon/restaurant. Rookie Ranger, James "Jimmy" Trivette is an ex-football player who bases his crime-solving methods on reason and uses computers and cellular phones. Alex Cahill is the Assistant DA who shares a mutual attraction with Walker, but often disagrees with his unorthodox approach to law enforcement.
Where to Watch: 1 episodes (0%) are available to watch free online (PlutoTV).
9. Idris Elba: King of Speed
What it's about: Idris Elba travels from his childhood home in east London to 'Motor City' - Detroit - and then on to New Jersey where he delves into the history of the first boy racers and explores how the quest for high speed has shaped professional motorsport and popular culture.
Where to Watch: 3 episodes (100%) are available to watch free online (Tubi & PlutoTV). 3 episodes (100%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 5 services (iTunes, Google Play & 3 others).
What it's about: Established in 1884, Redbridge Rovers F.C. are one of the oldest club's in England - and one of the worst. A new sitcom introducing us to the characters who gather within the social club of a non-league football club.
Where to Watch: 6 episodes (100%) are available to watch free online (PlutoTV & Plex). 6 episodes (100%) are available to stream on a subscription service (Philo).