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AMERICAN NINJA WARRIOR
Air Date: Monday, July 01, 2013
Time Slot: 8:00 PM-10:00 PM EST on NBC
Episode Title: (#502-120) "Venice Beach Qualifying Part 2"
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"AMERICAN NINJA WARRIOR"

"VENICE BEACH QUALIFYING"

07/01/2013 (08:00PM - 10:00PM) (Monday) : 'AMERICAN NINJA WARRIOR' LEAPS BACK TO NBC WITH TWO HOUR PREMIERE FEATURING THE QUALIFYING ROUND FROM VENICE BEACH, CA - MATT ISEMAN RETURNS TO THE SHOW AS HOST AND WILL BE JOINED BY FORMER NFL PLAYER AKBAR GBAJA BIAMILA - JENN BROWN (ESPN) CO-HOSTS - The heart-racing obstacle course competition series "American Ninja Warrior" returns to both NBC (its second full season) and G4 (its fifth season) this summer with all new episodes on each network. The action-packed series follows competitors as they tackle the world's most difficult obstacle courses in qualifying and finals rounds across the country. Those that successfully complete the course in each city will move onto the national finals round in Las Vegas where they face a stunning four-stage course modeled after the famed Mt. Midoriyama - based on the Japanese television series "Sasuke." This two-hour premiere features the qualifying round held in Venice Beach, California earlier this spring. Competitors must tackle six obstacles in the qualifying round and on this course they face four brand new obstacles including the Frame Slider, Domino Hill, Chain Swing and Flying Nun Chucks. Returning fan favorites in Venice include parkour enthusiasts Kyle Cochran and Brent Steffensen. Competitors vie for a chance to win a cash prize of $500,000 and the title "American Ninja Warrior."

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AMERICAN NINJA WARRIOR (NBC)
Returns in TBA 2015 (Exact Date TBA)
BROADCAST HISTORY:
12/12/09 - ???
STATUS:
returning in 2014/2015 (date TBA)
TIME SLOT:
not on the schedule
CURRENT SEASON:
6 (??? episodes)
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ADDITIONAL NOTES:
renewed through the 2014-15 season (the show's sixth) on 7/13/14
DESCRIPTION:
(from NBC's press release, July 2014) As a sign of the prolific work being accomplished in the network's alternative division, NBC has given renewals to a 10th season of "America's Got Talent," a ninth season of "Last Comic Standing" and a fourth season of "American Ninja Warrior," which airs in partnership with Esquire Network. So far this summer, NBC is consistently generating the highest regular-program ratings among the Big 4 networks, and has won every week this summer among those nets in adults 18-49 excluding the two weeks when ABC carried NBA Finals basketball. "The renewal of these three series is evidence that we continue to hit our stride in delivering quality entertainment to a broad viewership," said Paul Telegdy, President, Alternative and Late Night Programming, NBC Entertainment. "All of the hard-working talented people on these shows - both behind and in front of the camera - should feel very proud of their achievements."
PRINCIPAL CAST INFORMATION:
· Akbar Gbaja Biamila as Host
· Jenn Brown as Host
· Matt Iseman as Host
RECURRING/PREVIOUS CAST INFORMATION:
· Alison Haislip as Correspondent
· Angela Sun as Correspondent
· Jimmy Smith as Host
· Jonny Moseley as Host
CREW INFORMATION:
· Arthur Smith as EP (Season 2- )
· Craig Piligian as EP (Season 1)
· Holly Wofford as EP (Season 4- )
· Kent Weed as EP (Season 2- )
· Viki Cacciatore as EP (Season 4- )
GENRE(S):
· reality (all)
· reality (competition)
STUDIO INFORMATION:
· A. Smith & Company Productions
· Lake Paradise Entertainment
· Pilgrim Studios