American Ninja Warrior TV Show Details:
The action-packed series follows competitors as they tackle a series of challenging obstacle courses in both city qualifying and city finals rounds across the country. Those who successfully complete the finals course in their designated region move on to the national finals round in Las Vegas, where they face a stunning four-stage course modeled after the famed Mt. Midoriyama course in Japan. The winner will take home a grand prize of $1,000,000. Although many have come close, no competitor has yet to achieve total victory and claim the prize.
The eighth season (11th overall) of NBC’s “American Ninja Warrior” will launch on Wednesday, May 29 (8-10 p.m.) before moving to its regular timeslot on Monday, June 10 (8-10 p.m.).
Last summer “American Ninja Warrior” delivered a 1.3 rating in adults 18-49 and 5.9 million viewers overall in “live plus seven day” Nielsens, scoring as the most-watched broadcast of the night with each of its final five telecasts of the summer. “Ninja Warrior” generated top-10 rankings among primetime summer shows on the Big 4 networks in numerous key demographics.
Zuri Hall, an award-winning television host and actress, is joining the show this season as sideline reporter. Hall will be on the ground giving viewers an in-depth preview of the course and sharing up-to-the-minute reactions from the crowd. She will also be the first to greet competitors after they have taken on the course with her post-race interviews.
Hall will continue to serve as a correspondent across all E! platforms, including “What the Fashion” on Snapchat Discover and “What’s Good with Zuri Hall,” on E! News.
“American Ninja Warrior,” hosted by Matt Iseman and Akbar Gbajabiamila, begins filming March 6 with the Los Angeles city qualifying rounds, before moving on to shoot in previously announced cities for this season, including Atlanta, Oklahoma City, Baltimore, Seattle/Tacoma, Cincinnati and finally, Las Vegas for the show’s national finals.
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.