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"AMERICAN NINJA WARRIOR"
07/09/2012 (09:00PM - 10:00PM) (Monday) : 'AMERICAN NINJA WARRIOR' HEADS TO LAS VEGAS AS THE TOP FINALISTS TAKE ON THE ULTIMATE CHALLENGE - A FOUR STAGE COURSE MODELED AFTER THE STUNNING 'MOUNT MIDORIYAMA' IN JAPAN - Picking up from last night's episode on G4, top finishers from the NBC regional finals tackle the ultimate challenge - a four stage course modeled after the famed 'Mount Midoriyama' course in Japan. Tonight's competitors take on Stage 1, a punishing 8 obstacle course that includes a Jumping Spider, Half Pipe Attack and Spinning Bridge. Only the competitors skilled enough to conquer all 8 obstacles will move onto Stage 2. Comedian Matt Iseman and Olympic Gold Medalist Jonny Moseley host and Angela Sun ("Yahoo! Sports Minute") reports from the sidelines as the competitors continue in their quest for the $500,000 cash prize and the chance to win the first "American Ninja Warrior" title.
ADDITIONAL NOTES: completed airing its fifth season on 9/16/13; has yet to be renewed for a sixth season
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.