American Ninja Warrior

2009, TV Show

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NBC Announces Premiere Dates for America's Got Talent and American Ninja Warrior

Howard Stern, Heidi Klum, Mel B, Howie Mandel

NBC has announced the summer premiere dates for America's Got Talent and American Ninja Warrior.

America's Got Talent returns with judges Howard SternMelanie BrownHeidi Klum and Howie Mandel on ... read more

Watch an Exclusive Sneak Peek of American Ninja Warrior: USA vs. Japan

American Ninja Warrior

For the first time ever, American Ninja Warrior is hosting an international competition in which the best athletes from America and Japan will battle it out for ultimate ninja glory.

Five competitors from American Ninja Warrior and five from Sasuke, the original Japanese program, will try their best at all four stages of the Las Vegas finals course in a new head-to-head format that pits members from each team against one another.

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NBC Announces Blacklist Return, New Hollywood Game Night Episodes

James Spader

The Blacklist will return in 2014 with a three-week run of new episodes, NBC announced Monday.

The hit drama, starring James Spader, will go on hiatus after Monday night and ... read more

Ratings: Sleepy Hollow Opens Strong; Dancing Improves

Tom Mison

Sleepy Hollow turned a lot of heads Monday.

The Fox drama premiered to 10 million viewers and a 3.4 in the adults 18-to-49 demographic, surging 127 percent from The Mob Doctor's numbers in the timeslot last year and marking Fox's highest-rated fall drama ...
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Labor Day Weekend Marathon Roundup: What to Watch!

Mark Harmon, Mariska Hargitay, Michael C. Hall

Summer is ending and what better way to prepare for fall TV premieres than catching up on your favorite shows. Or, you could re-watch classic episodes of your favorites, Either way, you have plenty of choices if you decide to spend the long weekend indoors. Check out your options below.

(All times are ET/PT)

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July Fourth Marathon Roundup: What to Watch This Weekend

NCIS

Stuffed from eating too much barbecue? Sunburned from laying out at the beach? Then head inside this Fourth of July weekend to log in some serious time watching your favorite TV shows. Trust us, you'll have plenty of choices. Check out your options:

(All times are ET/PT)

Thursday, July 4
American Ninja Warrior (9 a.m.-4 p.m., G4)
BBQ Pitmasters (6 a.m.-6 a.m. Friday, Destination America)
Cake Boss (6 a.m.-1:30 p.m., TLC)
Call of the Wildman (6 p.m.-6 a.m. Friday, Animal Planet)
Castle (10 a.m.-8 p.m., TNT) read more

NBC Reveals Summer Premiere Dates for Bear Grylls Competition Series, Anne Heche Comedy

Anne Heche

More than a year after the end of Man vs. Wild, adventurer and reality star Bear Grylls will return to TV on NBC on July 8.

Get Out Alive With Bear Grylls follows Grylls as he leads a non-stop extreme-survival journey that tests 10 teams of two as they venture into New Zealand's South Island. Grylls' wildly successful Man vs. Wild was canceled in March 2012 after a... read more

NBC Brings Saturday Night Live to Saturday Primetime

Jason Sudeikis, Kevin Hart

NBC is expanding its reliance on late-night staple Saturday Night Live, which is once again ready for primetime on a weekly basis.

NBC has quietly started airing the previous week's episode of SNL, edited from 90 minutes down to an hour, on Saturdays at 10/9c. The repeat doesn't attract a large audience, averaging just 2.3 million viewers on Feb. 23 (featuring guest host Christoph Waltz and musical guest Alabama Shakes). But it still managed to tie ABC (which ran the movie Dreamgirls) and CBS (a Vanity Fair Hollywood special) for No. 1 among adults 18-49 in its second half-hour.

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Broadcast Networks Aim to Reclaim Summer With Scripted Series

Poppy Montgomery

CBS is serious about tackling broadcast TV's summer problem, and to prove it, the network is hauling out two big names: Steven Spielberg and Stephen King.

The Steves are behind the upcoming 13-episode CBS summer series Under the Dome, based on King's best-selling thriller about a New England town that becomes sealed off from the rest of the world. read more

Watch My Show: American Ninja Warrior's Arthur Smith Answers Our Showrunner Survey

American Ninja Warrior

Based on the hit Japanese TV series Sasuke, the NBC and G4 competition series American Ninja Warrior puts regular people to the test on an elaborate obstacle course. The show has moved to the national finals in Las Vegas, where competitors attempt to conquer a four-stage obstacle course based on Sasuke's "Mount Midoriyama." The ultimate winner receives $500,000 and the "American Ninja Warrior" title. Executive producer Arthur Smith, whose credits include Hell's Kitchen and Kitchen Nightmares, explains why viewers should go stealth and... read more

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Premiered: December 12, 2009, on G4
Rating: TV-PG
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Premise: A "Ninja Warrior" spin-off in which 10 American athletes compete through four stages for the chance to go to Japan to face the obstacle course from the original series.

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