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[01/21/20 - 10:13 AM]
"American Ninja Warrior" Flies Into Its Ninth Season Renewal on NBC
Production will begin in the spring with a premiere date announced shortly.

[via press release from NBC]

"AMERICAN NINJA WARRIOR" FLIES INTO ITS NINTH SEASON RENEWAL ON NBC

Four-Time Emmy Award-Nominated Competition Series Will Make Stops in Los Angeles, Washington, D.C. and St. Louis Before Heading to the National Finals in Las Vegas

UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif. - Jan. 21, 2020 - NBC's four-time Emmy Award-nominated series "American Ninja Warrior" will be returning this summer to NBC for its ninth season. Production will begin in the spring with a premiere date announced shortly.

Hosted by Matt Iseman and Akbar Gbajabiamila along with sideline reporter Zuri Hall, the action-packed obstacle course competition series will shoot in three cities this season - Los Angeles (Universal Studios backlot), Washington, D.C. (DC Armory) and St. Louis (The Dome at America's Center). In both Washington, D.C. and St. Louis the show heads indoors, welcoming thousands of fans to witness the competition during the day and early evening hours.

The show's national finals will once again take place in Las Vegas.

The high-octane series follows competitors as they attempt challenging obstacle courses in five rounds of competition throughout the country. Top competitors from each region move onto the national finals where they compete on a four-stage course that includes multiple obstacles on each stage. The winner, who must complete all four stages, will take home a grand prize of $1 million.

In addition, if no winner is crowned, the ninja to go the farthest on the national finals course wins $100,000.

Last season, veteran Drew Drechsel was crowned champion of "American Ninja Warrior" taking home the grand prize. Drechsel has competed on nine seasons of the show to date and serves as the captain for Team USA on the show's annual "USA Vs. the World" telecast, airing Sunday, Jan. 26 (9-11 p.m. ET/PT).

This season will bring some new changes to the course and the game play, including new rules and never-before-seen obstacles.

"American Ninja Warrior" last summer averaged a 1.1 rating in adults 18-49 and 5.4 million viewers overall in "live plus seven day" Nielsens, and grew after 35 days of digital and linear delayed viewing including encores to a 2.0 rating in 18-49 and 9.2 million viewers. "Ninja Warrior" scored as Monday's most-watched program on the Big 4 networks with each of its last five telecasts last summer ("live plus same day"). It was also one of the summer's strongest family attractions, ranking #2 with kids 2-11 among all primetime summer shows on the Big 4 networks.

Based on the global hit "Sasuke," from Tokyo Broadcasting System Television, the original series is now in its 37th season in Japan.

The series is executive produced by A. Smith & Co. Productions' founders Arthur Smith and Kent Weed. Brian Richardson, Anthony Storm and Kristen Stabile also serve as executive producers. Audience seats are now available through http://on-camera-audiences.com/American_Ninja_Warrior.

Please visit the official show site at: http://nbc.com/american-ninja-warrior.

For the latest "American Ninja Warrior" news, videos, and photos, please like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter. https://www.facebook.com/ninjawarrior https://www.twitter.com/ninjawarrior https://www.americanninjawarriornation.com/ #AmericanNinjaWarrior

ABOUT A. SMITH & CO. PRODUCTIONS

A. Smith & Co. Productions creates some of the most innovative, highly rated and high-quality programming for the domestic and international television marketplace. The company has produced more than 5,000 hours of award-winning programming, for more than 50 networks and platforms. Current productions include "American Ninja Warrior," "Hell's Kitchen," "The Titan Games," "American Ninja Warrior Junior," "Mental Samurai," "Unsung," "American Gangster," "NFL Pro Bowl Skills Showdown," and "Welcome to Plathville." Past hits include "Kitchen Nightmares," "Ellen's Design Challenge," "Death By Magic," "Full Throttle Saloon," "Wizard Wars," "Conspiracy Theory with Jesse Ventura," "UFC Countdown," "Joe Rogan Questions Everything," "Paradise Hotel," "I Survived a Japanese Game Show," "The Swan," "Trading Spaces," "Celebrity Duets," "Pros vs. Joes," "The Game of Dating," "The Dunk King," "Skating with Celebrities," "Inside the Label," and many others. For more information, visit www.asmithco.com.





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