Hosted by Matt Iseman, Akbar Gbaja-Biamila, and Kristine Leahy, American Ninja Warrior is based on the Japanese series, Sasuke.
The NBC TV show follows competitors in series of obstacle courses in both city qualifying and city finals rounds. Contestants who complete the finals course in their area move on to the national finals round. In the final round the athletes compete on four-stage course in Las Vegas that’s been modeled after the famed Mt. Midoriyama course in Japan. ANW offers a grand prize of $1,000,000.To date only two competitors, rock-climbers Isaac Caldiero and Geoff Britten, have won the course and achieved “Total Victory”. Only one has actually won the cash prize.
Airs Monday Nights 8-10pm on NBC9 Seasons, 141 Episodes began in December 2009
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Produced by Jamie Gray
Designed & Animated by Jamie Gray, Augustus Rachels, Madison Ellis, Ana Ospina
UX Designed & Animated by Sofie Lee
Sound Designed by Ian Chase