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[08/11/10 - 01:24 PM]
Two New Specials, Five Original Episodes and Four Hours of Kick-Butt Action Add Up to the Ultimate Ninja Warrior Event -- G4's Ninja Warrior 25
The four-hour event premieres Saturday, August 14 starting at 6:00/5:00c.

[via press release from G4]

TWO NEW SPECIALS, FIVE ORIGINAL EPISODES AND FOUR HOURS OF KICK-BUTT ACTION ADD UP TO THE ULTIMATE NINJA WARRIOR EVENT -- G4's NINJA WARRIOR 25

G4 Airs a Full Night of Ninja Warrior 25 Programming Saturday, August 14 (6:00-10:00pm, ET)

Los Angeles, CA, August 11, 2010 � If you think you have seen the groundbreaking "Ninja Warrior," then you better think again, because "Ninja Warrior 25" is bigger, tougher and even more unforgiving than anything Mt. Midoriyama has ever seen before. An updated course that has never before been undertaken will be the ultimate challenge for new and returning hopefuls. To celebrate this bigger and badder "Ninja Warrior," G4 is pulling out all the stops and loading up the night with four full hours of original kick-butt "Ninja Warrior" programming. Two separate "Ninja Warrior" specials and five half-hour episodes of the most challenging "Ninja Warrior" competition yet will make up the network's ultimate homage to the physical challenge competition that is the granddaddy of them all. G4's "Ninja Warrior 25" programming event takes place Saturday, August 14 from 6:00-10:00pm ET/PT.

This huge television event begins at 6:00 pm with "25 Reasons to Worship Ninja Warrior," the one-hour special hosted by Angie Greenup which counts down all the elements that make this the world's most unique and, arguably the toughest, physical challenge. Long-time fans and newcomers to the "Ninja Warrior" family alike will be blown away by this tribute showcasing exactly why we love Mt. Midoriyama and is the perfect way to gear up for the 25th running of the challenge in Japan.

Next, "Attack of the Show's" own Alison Haislip will host the "Ninja Warrior All-Star Special," a half-hour program focusing on the friendship and training partnership between Makoto Nagano, Grand Champion of "Ninja Warrior 17," and Levi Meeunwenberg, an American athlete who first met Nagano when they competed against each other in Japan at "Ninja Warrior 20." Both men will compete in "Ninja Warrior 25," and viewers will see first-hand the grueling training undertaken by these athletes and friends, as both set their sights on victory at Mt. Midoriyama.

At 7:30 pm, it's the thrilling Main Event, when G4 showcases five back-to-back episodes of "Ninja Warrior 25," taking viewers from the beginning to the exciting and unexpected conclusion all in one night. To date, only three brave challengers have overcome all obstacles to reach the summit of Mt. Midoriyama. Now that the mountain has been beaten, a new era dawns with the running of "Ninja Warrior 25." Significant changes have been made to the course, the stakes have been raised and the path to victory is more treacherous than before, putting every challenger on notice that "the mountain wants its revenge."

For more information please go to: http://g4tv.com/ninjawarrior

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

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; and G4, offering the last word on gaming, technology, animation, interactivity and "geek culture" for the male 18-34 demo. E! is currently available to 97 million cable and 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 65 million cable and satellite subscribers and Mystyle.com keeps women up to date on all the latest fashion and beauty news on the web. G4 is available in 70 million cable and satellite homes nationwide and G4tv.com is a top web destination for video game news and information.

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





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