‘Will and Grace’ wants Jack on American Ninja Warrior and we can see it

Chris Haston/NBC He showed off some potential! Celebrity American Ninja Warrior used to be a real thing and frankly, we miss it. For two years, it was a special episode created for Red Nose Day and it was a blast. No, the celebrities weren’t SUPER prepared for the course, but they went out there and had fun for a good cause. It was always surprising to see who did have some hidden obstacle skills. NBC sitcom “Will & Grace” recently took to Twitter to nominate one of their characters/stars for the course. Check out Sean Hayes as Jack McFarland, demolishing […]

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American Ninja Warrior is nominated for a 2020 Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Award

David Becker/NBC This is the show’s fourth nomination. American Ninja Warrior has been nominated for a 2020 Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Award! The show is up for the award in the category of “Favorite Reality Show.” It’s joined in the category by five other programs. America’s Got Talent American Ninja Warrior America’s Funniest Home Videos MasterChef Junior The Masked Singer The Voice This marks American Ninja Warrior’s FOURTH nomination for this award. It’s beyond time to win it! The Kids’ Choice Awards allows all of us to vote for the winners. So it’s on us to make this happen. Vote here! […]

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What changes do you expect from the new season of American Ninja Warrior?

Brett Deering/NBC Take a guess before taping starts in one month. Season 12 of American Ninja Warrior is coming into view! The first Qualifying region, Los Angeles, will be recorded on March 13 and 14. That’s one month away (from the publication of this article). With the season heating up, we can’t stop wondering about all the new elements we might see. In Season 11, Ninja Warrior made huge changes by introducing the Power Tower, ushering in the Speed Passes and Safety Passes that helped shape the season. What changes will season 12 hold? New obstacles, for sure. But what […]

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My abs hurt just watching Jesse Labreck pull off this “fun” exercise

Well, that’s one way to celebrate a birthday. Ninjas. They can make anything more painful than it needs to be! But hey, at least they have a good time doing it. Check out Jesse Labreck working on a core exercise to “celebrate” her 30th birthday. (Happy belated birthday, Jesse!) She makes it fun by adding in the additional element of keeping a ball in play. View this post on Instagram Fun exercise from my 30TH BIRTHDAY WORKOUT this is SO much harder than it looks but the best way to start my day and fun weekend ahead!! . +help – […]

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Guess how many people it takes to make American Ninja Warrior

David Becker/NBC It takes a lot of hard work from a lot of people to bring the episodes together. Updated as of February 2020 We first brought you this article way back in 2016 for season eight of American Ninja Warrior. The show was experiencing a boom back then and things have only gotten bigger. It was time to update the numbers below to accurately reflect the huge, yet close-knit family of crew that come together every year to bring Ninja Warrior to your TV set. Heading into season 12, that family has only grown. On TV, everything just magically […]

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Here’s an update on the 2020 walk-on line process

David Becker/NBC The lottery is back. American Ninja Warrior’s 12th taping season is almost here! The Los Angeles region is just about a month away. The Qualifiers and Finals will take place on March 13 and 14. With the casting calls for the city well underway, if not almost complete, hopefully Ninjas are starting to wonder about their chances at taking on the course. This leads us to the conversation around the walk-on line and what it will look like this season. TL: DR The walk-on lottery implemented in season 11 will return. There will be two walk-on lotteries in […]

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Parents, how did your little Ninjas get started?

David Becker/NBC What’s the first step to becoming a Ninja Warrior? For many families with school-age kids, February break or spring break is quickly approaching. The onslaught of extra time can be a little daunting. How the heck are you going to keep them entertained? It’s a perfect time to nudge kids to turn their American Ninja Warrior interest into a full-blown, physically active hobby. Trying something new can be intimidating. Especially when it’s something that tests their determination to work on skills that don’t come instantly. We have a few ideas about how to help your little one make […]

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Vote: Which Oscar nominee would make the best American Ninja Warrior?

Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images They can act. But can they Ninja? The 2020 Oscars will air this weekend, Sunday, February 9. With no American Ninja Warrior episodes on to see instead, sure, go ahead and tune in. The Leading Role nominees are hotly debated each year. To be honest, I’ve seen three of the movies these actors were nominated for, so I’m not qualified to actually give an opinion on their performances. But Ninja Warrior, that I can talk about! Both nominated groups contain impressive names of skilled thespians. That’s nice and all, but, can they Ninja? Just for […]

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American Ninja Warrior’s past and future with St. Louis

Photo by DANIEL SLIM/AFP via Getty Images The show last visited the city in 2014. The last time American Ninja Warrior visited St. Louis, MO was way back in 2014. The show will return there this May, with some big changes to the set up. Before we dive into what’s to come, let’s take a quick look back at what the city gave us in season six. Flipping through the videos available from that season’s Qualifiers and City Finals was a trip down memory lane. St. Louis played host to some past heroes of the course, like Elet Hall. He’d […]

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Check out Ninja Warrior’s Washington, D.C. home

Photo by Will Newton for The Washington Post via Getty Images The show will set up within the DC Armory this April. American Ninja Warrior’s 12th season will bring a host of changes to the filming format. Four of the year’s five qualifying regions will tape inside, during the day. (So sorry, Los Angeles Ninjas. Hopefully it won’t rain on you!) However, this new set up allows the show to visit locations that were previously out of the running. When you need a ton of outdoor space, in the early spring, there are a lot of considerations to keep in […]

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