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[11/30/09 - 12:41 PM]
G4 Brings Fans the Biggest and Most Daring "Ninja Warrior" Event in the Network's History with "American Ninja Warrior"
The eight-part event will air over the course of two Saturdays (December 12 and 19) starting at 6:00/5:00c.

[via press release from G4]

G4 BRINGS FANS THE BIGGEST AND MOST DARING "NINJA WARRIOR" EVENT IN THE NETWORK'S HISTORY WITH "AMERICAN NINJA WARRIOR"

Special Event Kicks Off Saturday, December 12 at 6PM ET/PT and Continues Saturday, December 19 at 6PM ET/PT

Los Angeles, CA, November 30, 2009 � G4 presents the network's first ever "American Ninja Warrior" event seeking out America's top 10 competitors to take on Japan's world famous "Ninja Warrior" obstacle course, Mount Midoriyama. "American Ninja Warrior" premieres Saturday, December 12 with four half-hour episodes featuring grueling tryouts and a cutthroat elimination process. The following Saturday, December 19, four more half-hour episodes showcase the 10 finalists as they travel to Japan to face the unforgiving Mount Midoriyama. Hosted by G4's Blair Herter and Alison Haislip, "American Ninja Warrior" debuts in special two-hour blocks Saturday, December 12 from 6:00-8:00pm ET/PT and Saturday, December 19 from 6:00-8:00pm ET/PT.

Since premiering on G4 in fall 2006, "Ninja Warrior" has developed a cult following in the U.S. and for the first time ever the show has come to the States with fans jumping at the chance to tryout. Hundreds of hopefuls from across the country came out for G4's open tryouts in Los Angeles, each determined to become part of the "Ninja Warrior" phenomenon. Traveling far and wide, hopefuls came from many different backgrounds, including a deputy DA, a member of the National Guard and one fan so passionate he convinced his local radio station to fly him to Los Angeles. Competitors attempted a challenging ninja-inspired obstacle course and were tested on strength, speed, and balance� all requirements to tackle the four stages of Mount Midoriyama.

Out of the hundreds of gung-ho contestants hailing from cities across the country like Oakland, CA, Kinnesaw, GA, Kissimmee, FL and everywhere in between, only 30 made it through the first qualifying round. After two brutal semi-final rounds, only 10 contestants were left standing and earned the chance of a lifetime to go to Japan to try to tackle Mount Midoriyama. G4's cameras follow their journey every step of the way � the good, the bad and the ugly � as they head to Japan to give the legendary course their best shot, which has only been completed by two competitors in "Ninja Warrior" history.

Blair and Alison go behind-the-scenes to chronicle the finalists' arduous journeys and get their thoughts and reactions first-hand before, during and after their momentous course runs. From watching them gear up for their first tryouts in Los Angeles, to their grueling training regimens to prepare for the physically excruciating task ahead, to finally traveling to Japan for the main event, viewers won't miss a second of the action. While some reach the glory they so fiercely strive for, others return home empty-handed.

Experience all the heartbreak and triumph starting Saturday, December 12th at 6:00 pm ET/PT.

For additional info and exclusive video content please go to: http://g4tv.com/americanninja

Sasuke in Japan is produced by Tokyo Broadcasting System Television, Inc. (TBS) and Monster 9 Co., Ltd.

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 97 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 64 million cable and satellite subscribers and G4, the #1 podcasted cable network in America, is available in 66 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.





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