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"AMERICAN NINJA WARRIOR"
(X) "FINALS REGION 1"
05/21/2012 (09:00PM - 11:00PM) (Monday) : 'AMERICAN NINJA WARRIOR' PREMIERES ON NBC WITH SOUTHWEST REGIONAL FINALS FROM VENICE BEACH, CALIFORNIA - MATT ISEMAN AND JONNY MOSELEY HOST - ANGELA SUN REPORTS FROM THE SIDELINES
Comedian Matt Iseman and Olympic Gold Medalist Jonny Moseley host the heart-racing obstacle course competition series "American Ninja Warrior," premiering on NBC Monday, May 21. The top 30 finishers from the southwest region preliminary round (which airs on G4) will take on an even more challenging course and compete for the chance to move into the national finals, which will take place in Las Vegas, NV. Competitors range from trained athletes to everyday Americans including schoolteachers, police officers, moms and even granddads, who must all tackle the arduous obstacle course in their quest for the $500,000 cash prize and a chance to win the coveted title of the first ever "American Ninja Warrior." Angela Sun ("Yahoo! Sports Minute") reports from the sidelines.
DESCRIPTION: (from NBC's press release, April 2013) On Monday, July 1 (8-10 p.m. ET), the summer favorite "American Ninja Warrior" returns to the NBC lineup with a two-hour special. The series, with hosts Matt Iseman and former NFL player Akbar Gbaja Biamila, will return to its regularly scheduled one-hour timeslot Monday, July 8 (8-9 p.m. ET). "American Ninja Warrior" also airs on NBCUniversal-owned Esquire Network. The action-packed one-hour competition series follows contestants as they tackle the world's most difficult obstacle courses across the country. Those that successfully complete a course in each city move on to the national finals round in Las Vegas, where they face a stunning four-stage course modeled after the famed Mt. Midoriyama in Japan. "American Ninja Warrior" is executive-produced by A. Smith & Co. Productions' founders Arthur Smith and Kent Weed ("Hell's Kitchen," "I Survived a Japanese Game Show," "Pros vs. Joes") along with Lake Paradise Entertainment's Holly Wofford and Viki Cacciatore.