“American Ninja Warrior" Returns for Another Season of Challenging Obstacle Courses

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29 May 2016
American Ninja Warrior
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“American Ninja Warrior"
Season Premiere Wednesday, June 1 at 8 PM ET/PT on NBC
          “AMERICAN NINJA WARRIOR” Season 8 premiere will feature a qualifying round in Los angeles. Matt Iseman and Akbar Gbajabiamila will host, with Kristine Leahy serving as a co-host. 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 courses in each city will move onto the national finals round in Las Vegas and compete for a $1,000,000 prize.
          Four of the six obstacles on this season’s initial course will be new to "American Ninja Warrior." For the first time, competitors will face the Floating Steps, Tic Toc, Escalator and Ring Jump. Veteran Ninjas Kevin Bull, Jessie Graff and Grant McCartney return for another shot at completing the course.

          This season the show will make stops in Atlanta, Los Angeles, Indianapolis, Oklahoma City and Philadelphia before heading to Las Vegas for the stunning four-stage obstacle course known as Mt. Midoriyama. 

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