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[06/30/11 - 10:05 AM]
G4 and NBC Team Up to Give Fans the Most Action-Packed Event of the Summer With Season Three of G4's Hit Series "American Ninja Warrior"
The new season debuts Sunday, July 31 on G4 with two episodes from 9:00 - 11:00pm ET/PT.

[04/28/11 - 08:21 AM]
G4 Heads to Japan for Third Season of "American Ninja Warrior" and Gives Fans the Opportunity to Support the Country's Relief Efforts Through the American Red Cross
The new season will premiere this August on G4, with the final two episodes from Japan also airing and premiering on NBC.

[11/04/10 - 02:01 PM]
G4 Ups the Action in New Season of "American Ninja Warrior" With More Intense Competition, A Live-In Elimination Boot Camp and A $250,000 Prize
Matt Iseman and Jimmy Smith will co-host the new season, due Saturday, December 8 at 8:00/7:00c.

[08/11/09 - 11:49 AM]
Primetime Ratings Report for the Week of August 3, 2009
ABC spins the numbers for the week of August 3-9.

[08/06/09 - 01:20 PM]
ABC Grows Its Wednesday Night for the 9th Consecutive Week
ABC spins the numbers for Wednesday, August 5.

[08/06/09 - 01:19 PM]
Cathy Grosam Won $250,000 on Season Finale of "I Survived a Japanese Game Show" on Abc
ABC details the winner of "I Survived a Japanese Game Show."

[07/29/09 - 12:32 PM]
Season Finale of "I Survived a Japanese Game Show" to Air as Two-Hour Special, August 5 on Abc
The second season had previously been set to wrap on Wednesday, August 19.

[07/28/09 - 12:22 PM]
ABC Places 3 of the Top 10 TV Programs for the Week in Adults 18-49
ABC spins the numbers for the week of July 20-26.

[07/23/09 - 01:42 PM]
ABC Is Up Year to Year on Wednesday in Viewers and Adults 18-49 for the 7th Week in a Row
ABC spins the numbers for Wednesday, July 22.

[07/21/09 - 01:25 PM]
ABC Claims 2 of the Top 10 Broadcast TV Programs of the Week in Adults 18-49
ABC spins the numbers for the week of July 13-19.

[07/20/09 - 04:39 PM]
Big Three to Cover Obama News Conference
FOX will once again be the only major network not to carry the event.

[07/16/09 - 12:08 PM]
ABC Is Up Year to Year on Wednesday in Viewers and Adults 18-49 for the 5th Week in a Row
ABC spins the numbers for Wednesday, July 15.

[07/14/09 - 12:07 PM]
ABC Is the Only Net with Week-To-Week Gains in Viewers and Adults 18-49
ABC spins the numbers for the week of July 6-12.

[07/09/09 - 12:38 PM]
ABC Is Up Year to Year on the Night for the 5th Week in a Row
ABC spins the numbers for Wednesday, July 8.

[07/07/09 - 11:26 AM]
NBC Ties for #2 in 18-49 for the Week of June 29-July 5, as 'America's Got Talent' Ranks #1 for the Week in 18-49 and #1 and #2 in Total Viewers
NBC spins the numbers for the week of June 29-July 5.

[06/30/09 - 12:08 PM]
NBC Is #1 in Adults 18-49 for the Week of June 22-28
NBC spins the numbers for the week of June 22-28.

[06/30/09 - 12:01 PM]
ABC Is Up Week to Week by Wide Margins in Viewers and Adults 18-49
ABC spins the numbers for the week of June 22-28.

[06/25/09 - 12:47 PM]
ABC Delivers Year-To-Year Increases on Wednesday in Viewers and Young Adults for the 3rd Week in a Row
ABC spins the numbers for Wednesday, June 24.

[06/23/09 - 11:23 AM]
ABC Claims 3 of the Week's Top 10 TV Shows Among Adults 18-49
ABC spins the numbers for the week of June 15-21.

[06/18/09 - 12:27 PM]
ABC Takes Second Place to FOX on Wednesday Across the Adult Demos and Places No. 1 with Key Men
ABC spins the numbers for Wednesday, June 17.

[06/04/09 - 11:25 PM]
ABC Moves Up "Game Show," Sends Comedies to Fridays
The new season will now launch on June 17 as "Surviving Suburbia" and "The Goode Family" get bumped to Fridays starting June 12.

[05/27/09 - 12:28 PM]
12 American Players Announced for "I Survived a Japanese Game Show," Premiering Wednesday, July 8 on Abc
The series was the big winner at the recent 49th Rose d'Or Festival, taking home "Best of 2009" as well as the Rose Trophy for best reality show.

[05/26/09 - 10:51 AM]
CityTV Announces Summer 2009 Programming Line Up
The Canadian broadcaster will carry "Law and Order UK," among other series.

[04/08/09 - 01:29 PM]
ABC Announces Its Summer Schedule
"The Superstars," "I Survived A Japanese Game Show" and "Dating in the Dark" are among the latest additions.

[02/27/09 - 06:56 PM]
Development Update: Friday, February 27
Updates include: David Morse moves to "Empire State" on ABC; Steven R. McQueen joins The CW's "Vampire Diaries"; and Rebecca Rand Kirshner Sinclair to run "90210."

[10/10/08 - 06:45 PM]
Development Update: Friday, October 10
Updates include: ABC renews "Japanese Game Show"; NBC orders more scripts for "Knight Rider"; and ABC aims to bring back 1980s cult series "V."

[08/12/08 - 11:20 AM]
Primetime Ratings Report for the Week of August 4, 2008 (Based on National Live + Same Day Program Ratings)
ABC spins the numbers for the week of August 4-10.

[08/06/08 - 12:07 PM]
Quick Take for Tuesday, August 5, 2008 (Fast Affiliate Live + Same Day Ratings)
ABC spins the numbers for Tuesday, August 5.

[08/06/08 - 12:04 PM]
Justin Wood of Alabama Is the Champion of ABC's "I Survived a Japanese Game Show
ABC details the winner of "I Survived A Japanese Game Show."

[08/05/08 - 01:06 PM]
'America's Got Talent' Is the #1 Show of the Week in Adults 18-49 and Total Viewers, Pacing NBC's Week of July 28-AuG. 3
NBC spins the numbers for the week of July 28-August 3.

[08/05/08 - 01:02 PM]
Primetime Ratings Report for the Week of July 28, 2008 (Based on National Live + Same Day Program Ratings)
ABC spins the numbers for the week of July 28-August 3.

[07/30/08 - 10:54 AM]
Quick Take for Tuesday, July 29, 2008 (Fast Affiliate Live + Same Day Ratings)
ABC spins the numbers for Tuesday, July 29.

[07/29/08 - 01:03 PM]
Primetime Ratings Report for the Week of July 21, 2008 (Based on National Live + Same Day Program Ratings)
ABC spins the numbers for the week of July 21-27.

[07/29/08 - 12:59 PM]
Paced by 'America's Got Talent,' the Most-Watched Show of the Week, NBC Ties for #2 in Adults 18-49 for the Week of July 21-27
NBC spins the numbers for the week of July 21-27.

[07/23/08 - 01:11 PM]
Quick Take for Tuesday, July 22, 2008 (Fast Affiliate Live + Same Day Ratings)
ABC spins the numbers for Tuesday, July 22.

[07/22/08 - 12:24 PM]
Primetime Ratings Report for the Week of July 14, 2008 (Based on National Live + Same Day Program Ratings)
ABC spins the numbers for the week of July 14-20.

[07/16/08 - 01:21 PM]
Quick Take for Tuesday, July 15, 2008 (Fast Affiliate Live + Same Day Ratings)
ABC spins the numbers for Tuesday, July 15.

[07/15/08 - 12:22 PM]
Primetime Ratings Report for the Week of July 7, 2008 (Based on National Live + Same Day Program Ratings)
ABC spins the numbers for the week of July 7-13.

[07/09/08 - 01:26 PM]
Quick Take for Tuesday, July 8, 2008 (Fast Affiliate Live + Same Day Ratings)
ABC spins the numbers for Tuesday, July 8.

[07/08/08 - 01:15 PM]
Primetime Ratings Report for the Week of June 30, 2008 (Based on National Live + Same Day Program Ratings)
ABC spins the numbers for the week of June 30-July 6.

[07/02/08 - 03:44 PM]
Quick Take for Tuesday, July 1, 2008 (Fast Affiliate Live + Same Day Program Ratings)
ABC spins the numbers for Tuesday, July 1.

[07/01/08 - 01:17 PM]
Primetime Ratings Report for the Week of June 23, 2008 (Based on National Live + Same Day Program Ratings)
ABC spins the numbers for the week of June 23-29.

[06/28/08 - 05:26 PM]
ABC Expands 'Wipeout,' Sets 'Hsm' Finale, Encores & More
Plus news about "I Survived a Japanese Game Show," "Primetime" and "The Bachelorette."

[06/25/08 - 02:19 PM]
Quick Take for Tuesday, June 24, 2008 (Fast Affiliate Live + Same Day Program Ratings)
ABC spins the numbers for Tuesday, June 24.

[06/16/08 - 11:14 AM]
Corie Henson Named Vice President, Alternative Series and Specials, ABC Entertainment
In her new position, Henson will develop alternative series as well as oversee current production and specials for ABC Entertainment.

[05/28/08 - 12:06 PM]
Ten American Players Announced for "I Survived a Japanese Game Show," Premiering Tuesday, June 24 on Abc
The final winner will take home $250,000.

[05/15/08 - 02:00 PM]
I Survived a Japanese Game Show Has Begun Shooting for a Hysterical Premiere, June 24 on Abc
Among the games/challenges: "Why Is This Food So Hard to Eat?" and "Crazy Crane Finds Fluffy Bear."

[03/31/08 - 12:20 PM]
ABC Announces Its Summer Schedule with the Premiere of Eight Original Series
Newcomers include "Wipeout" (Tuesday, June 24), "I Survived a Japanese Game Show" (Tuesday, June 24), "Dance Machine" (Friday, June 27), "High School Musical: Summer Session" (Sunday, July 20) and "Wanna Bet" (Monday, July 21).

[03/19/08 - 05:19 PM]
Development Update: Wednesday, March 19
Updates include: Michelle Trachtenberg to visit The CW's "Gossip Girl"; John Corbett joins Showtime's "United States of Tara"; and ABC wants to be "Big in Japan."







I SURVIVED A JAPANESE GAME SHOW (ABC)
BROADCAST HISTORY:
6/24/08 - 8/5/09
STATUS:
canceled/ended (2008-2009 season)
TIME SLOT:
completed airing its current season
SEASON(S):
2 (16 episodes, 0 of which have yet to air)
VISIT THE OFFICIAL WEB SITE
ADDITIONAL NOTES:
confirmed as canceled on 4/7/10
DESCRIPTION:
(from ABC's press release, April 2009) Going into its second season, "I Survived A Japanese Game Show" is an unscripted reality/game show -- actually a show within a show - that takes an eye-opening, behind-the-scenes look at 12 Americans who are whisked away to Japan to compete in the ultimate Japanese game show. The results are sure to be hilarious, as this season will be even bigger and funnier than the last. The final winner will take home $250,000. Returning will be the witty game show host Rome Kanda ("Pink Panther," "Saturday Night Live"), who leads the contestants through all of the zany challenges; Mamasan, a house mother and resident pot stirrer; and Judge Bob, the rarely dynamic but always entertaining referee of the games.
PRINCIPAL CAST INFORMATION:
· Judge Bob as Referee
· Mama-San as Mentor
· Rome Kanda as Co-Host
· Tony Sano as Host
CREW INFORMATION:
· Arthur Smith as EP
· David Sidebotham as EP
· Karsten Bartholin as EP
· Kent Weed as EP
· Tim Crescenti as EP
GENRE(S):
· reality (all)
· reality (competition)
STUDIO INFORMATION:
· A. Smith & Company Productions
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