or


[07/29/09 - 12:42 PM]
G4 Announces New Competition Series "American Ninja Warrior," Taking America's Top 10 Competitors to Japan to Take on the World Famous Sasuke Obstacle Course
Produced by Pilgrim Films & Television, the new half-hour series will premiere this fall.

[via press release from G4]

G4 ANNOUNCES NEW COMPETITION SERIES "AMERICAN NINJA WARRIOR," TAKING AMERICA'S TOP 10 COMPETITORS TO JAPAN TO TAKE ON THE WORLD FAMOUS SASUKE OBSTACLE COURSE

G4 Teams Up with Award-Winning Executive Producer Craig Piligian (American Chopper, The Ultimate Fighter, Dirty Jobs) for New Series Debuting Fall 2009

Los Angeles, CA, July 29, 2009 � G4 presents the biggest and most daring "Ninja Warrior" event in the network's history with the new series "American Ninja Warrior." The series will hold open tryouts to find the top 10 American competitors from across the country and send them to Japan to tackle Sasuke, the world's most difficult and diabolical obstacle course. The American competitor who completes all four stages of Sasuke in the fastest time will be named the ultimate "American Ninja Warrior." Produced by Pilgrim Films & Television and Executive Producer Craig Piligian, the new half-hour series "American Ninja Warrior" will premiere fall 2009 on G4.

"'Ninja Warrior' has developed a cult following in the U.S. and we are excited to give American fans the opportunity to go to Japan and take part in the legendary competition for the first time," said Neal Tiles, President, G4. "It is a pleasure to work with Craig Piligian whose track record of producing extraordinary programming speaks for itself. Not only will the series capture the blood, sweat and tears that go into �Ninja Warrior' competitions, it will also reveal the personal stories behind each of the contestants."

Piligian said, "I've been a huge fan of �Ninja Warrior' since it's been airing on G4 and could not be more thrilled to be partnering with the network as we give American athletes and fans of the franchise the opportunity to test their mettle in this incredibly intense and challenging physical environment. Competitors will have to rely not just on their physical and mental abilities but also on their sheer determination and force of will to make it to the end. We look forward to bringing �American Ninja Warrior' to G4."

Production for "American Ninja Warrior" will begin in August with the kick-off of the nationwide search for America's strongest competitors at an open tryout in Los Angeles. Fans are encouraged to submit videos of their ninja skills in action for a chance to audition in Los Angeles at G4TV.com/AmericanNinja.

The top 10 competitors from across the country will be selected and the series will follow their journey every step of the way from gearing up for their first tryouts, to their grueling training regimens, to traveling to Japan for the main event. The competitor who completes all four stages of Sasuke in the quickest time will win the title of "American Ninja Warrior."

Sasuke in Japan is produced by Tokyo Broadcasting System Television, Inc. (TBS).

For additional info and to submit videos for an opportunity to tryout for "American Ninja Warrior" in Los Angeles this August, please go to: G4TV.com/AmericanNinja

About Comcast Entertainment Group

Based in Los Angeles, Comcast Entertainment Group operates E! Entertainment Television, the 24-hour network with programming dedicated to the world of entertainment, and E! Online; The Style Network, the destination for women 18-49 with a passion for the best in relatable, inspiring and transformational lifestyle programming; G4, offering the last word on gaming, technology, animation, interactivity and "geek culture" for the male 18-34 demo; and FEARnet, the world's premier horror and thriller destination on demand, online and on mobile devices. E! is currently available to 96 million cable and direct broadcast satellite subscribers in the U.S. and the E! Everywhere initiative underscores the company's dedication to making E! content available on all new media platforms any time and anywhere from online to broadband video to wireless to radio to VOD. The Style Network currently counts 63 million cable and satellite subscribers and G4, the #1 podcasted cable network in America, is available in more than 64 million cable and satellite homes nationwide. FEARnet is a joint venture between Comcast, Sony Pictures Television and Lionsgate. FEARnet.com ranks as the number one horror web site and FEARnet On Demand is one of the top five VOD networks.

About Tokyo Broadcasting System Television, Inc.

With over 50 year history of television broadcasting in Japan, Tokyo Broadcasting System Television, Inc. (TBS) along with 37 TBS Group companies constitutes one of the largest media conglomerates in Japan encompassing a wide range of media and business activities including broadcast (nationwide terrestrial TV/radio networks to digital satellite, mobile, and broadband), content production (TV/radio programs, formats, movies, video/DVDs, internet, computer graphics), domestic/overseas distribution, concerts and other events. With long-running hits like America's Funniest Home Videos and MXC, TBS continues to be a strong provider of content in the global arena distributing programs of all genres to over 100 countries. For more information, visit our online program catalog at http://www.tbs.co.jp/eng/programsales/index.html

About Pilgrim Films & Television

Pilgrim Films and Television produces a wide variety of programming for TV and film, with primary concentration on non-fiction/reality programming for television. Long-running series and franchises include Dirty Jobs, featuring Mike Rowe, for Discovery; The Ultimate Fighter for Spike; the Ghost Hunters franchise (including Ghost Hunters, Ghost Hunters International, and Ghost Hunters: College Edition) for Syfy; American Chopper for TLC; and My Fair Wedding for WEtv, among many others.





  [july 2009]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
   


· AMERICAN CHOPPER (DISCOVERY)
· AMERICAN NINJA WARRIOR (NBC)
· DIRTY JOBS (DISCOVERY)
· ULTIMATE FIGHTER, THE (FS1)





[05/03/16 - 10:36 AM]
Molly Ringwald, Meredith Vieira, Amy Sedaris, John Hodgman, and "Hamilton" Cast Members Guest Star in Season Two of Bravo Media's "Odd Mom Out"
They'll join the previously announced Drew Barrymore and Blythe Danner.

[05/03/16 - 10:01 AM]
TBS's "Search Party" Adds Rosie Perez, Ron Livingston, Christine Taylor & Parker Posey in Recurring Roles
In addition, Brandon Micheal Hall has been named a series regular.

[05/03/16 - 09:07 AM]
Vice Media and ESPN Enter Production and Distribution Deal Across Digital, Mobile, and TV
Select films from ESPN's renowned documentary series "30 for 30" will air on Viceland, the new cable network from Vice.

[05/03/16 - 08:45 AM]
Monday's Broadcast Ratings: "The Voice" Extends NBC's Demo Win Streak
The Peacock has taken home the adults 18-49 crown for seven consecutive Mondays.

[05/03/16 - 08:29 AM]
Acclaimed Italian Crime Series "Gomorrah" Premieres August 24 on SundanceTV
As previously announced, the network has acquired seasons one and two from The Weinstein Company, each season featuring 12 one-hour episodes.

[05/03/16 - 07:22 AM]
Bravo Media Debuts New Series "Below Deck Mediterranean" Launching Activations in New York City and Across Digital Platforms
The network kicks off the new installment of the hit series with a premiere day stunt in New York City, as well as with a "Below Deck Mediterranean" Lens on Snapchat.

[05/03/16 - 07:17 AM]
Surging VH1 Greenlights Weekly Topical Show with Pop Culture Maven and Social Media Powerhouse Amber Rose Slated to Premiere This Summer
Rose will conduct candid interviews with celebrity friends and lead provocative, entertaining and humorous conversations with guests about pop culture, motherhood, relationships, friendships, race, and entrepreneurship.

[05/03/16 - 06:00 AM]
Amazon Prime Video Adds the Latest Series from The Weinstein Company and Oscar and Emmy-Winner Julian Fellowes, "Julian Fellowes Presents Doctor Thorne," to Its Original Series Lineup
The series stars Tom Hollander as Doctor Thorne, Ian McShane as Sir Roger Scatcherd, and Alison Brie as Miss Martha Dunstable.

[05/02/16 - 11:53 AM]
Freeform's "That's So Throwback" Programming Event Begins May 2
Laugh along with Lizzie McGuire as she competes with Kate, flash forward to the future with Raven Baxter, live a double life with Hannah Montana, and help Kim Possible save the world.

[05/02/16 - 11:03 AM]
FYI Premieres New Series "Teenage Newlyweds" - Tuesday, May 31 at 10pm ET/PT
The series captures their weddings and all the ups and downs of juggling family, school, career, finances and first homes, while still navigating life as a teenager.

[05/02/16 - 10:49 AM]
Rivalries Reach New Heights as the Competition Goes Down to the Wire in "Wicked Tuna's" Season Finale on Nat Geo Channel
The high-octane season five finale will be followed immediately by National Geographic Channel's only live show-after-the-show, "Reel Talk Live," on Monday, May 16.

[05/02/16 - 10:38 AM]
Oprah Winfrey to Star in HBO Films' "The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks"
The film tells the true story of Henrietta Lacks, an African-American woman whose cells were used to create the first immortal human cell line.

[05/02/16 - 10:30 AM]
Former Ohio State & NFL All-Pro Robert Smith Added to FOX Sports & BTN College Football Rosters
Smith teams with host Rob Stone and analysts Dave Wannstedt and Matt Leinart for pregame, halftime and postgame coverage on the FOX broadcast network and FS1 and appears on BTN studio shows throughout the week.

[05/02/16 - 10:11 AM]
Own a Piece of History with "The Oprah Winfrey Show" Audience Chair Auction
A select number of studio audience chairs will be available for auction with net proceeds going to the Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy Foundation.

[05/02/16 - 09:37 AM]
Next Documentary in ESPN Films 30 for 30 Series, "Believeland," Premieres May 14
The documentary will chronicle the struggles of Cleveland's major sports franchises over the past 50 years and the impact it has all had on the psyche of a typical Cleveland sports fan.