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"AMERICAN NINJA WARRIOR"
03/23/2013 (08:00PM - 09:00PM) (Saturday) : NBC PRESENTS 'AMERICAN NINJA WARRIOR' COMPILATIONS FROM LAST SEASON'S BREATHTAKING LAS VEGAS FINALS ROUND INCLUDING NEVER BEFORE SEEN FOOTAGE - MATT ISEMAN HOSTS - Top finishers from the regional rounds advance to the final "Las Vegas" round, which featured the ultimate challenge - a stunning four-stage obstacle course modeled after the famed "Mount Midoriyama" in Japan. Matt Iseman hosts the heart-racing competition show in which competitors take on various "finals round" stages as they vie to move onto the final stage 4 in their quest for a $500,000 cash prize and the title of American Ninja Warrior.
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.