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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 Monday, May 25
BROADCAST HISTORY:
12/12/09 - ???
STATUS:
returning this summer (yet to premiere)
TIME SLOT:
mondays from 8:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
CURRENT SEASON:
7 (??? episodes)
VISIT THE OFFICIAL WEB SITE
DESCRIPTION:
(from NBC's press release, March 2015) The action-packed series follows competitors as they tackle a series of challenging obstacle courses in both qualifying and finals rounds across the country. Those that successfully complete a course in their designated region 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. Matt Iseman serves as host, along with former NFL player Akbar Gbaja Biamila (NFL Network). "American Ninja Warrior" delivered a 2.0 rating, 6 share in adults 18-49 and 5.9 million viewers overall last summer and was up versus the prior summer by +11% in 18-49 rating (2.0 vs. 1.8) and up +7% in total viewers (5.9 million vs. 5.6 million). The Sept. 9, 2014 season finale improved versus the year-earlier finale by +20% in adults 18-49 (1.8 vs. 1.5) and +31% in total viewers (5.3 million vs. 4.0 million).
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