American Ninja Warrior Renewed

American Ninja Warrior Renewed for Season 9 at NBC, Esquire Network

American Ninja Warrior is staying the course.

NBC on Monday renewed the reality competition series for a ninth season, just hours before crowning its newest winner.

“The increased popularity of American Ninja Warrior on air, as well as its growing social and cultural impact, is a testament to the athletes who push themselves beyond their limits,” says Paul Telegdy, President, Alternative and Reality Group, NBC Entertainment. “We couldn’t be more proud to see this show reach new heights and watch the affect it has on those who compete and strive to be their best.”

American Ninja Warrior‘s fifth season saw a number of fierce competitors, but no one dropped jaws like stuntwoman Jessie Graff. The incredible athlete, whose small-screen stunt credits include Supergirl and Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., became the first woman to successfully complete Stage 1 in the Las Vegas finals:

The season finale airs Monday at 8/7c on NBC, with an encore presentation Tuesday at 8pm on Esquire Network.

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  1. Joey says:

    Uhm, its in its eighth season currently, not fifth.

  2. KayCeeCee says:

    Great news!!!

    Don’t really have any favorites, I want them all to make it up Mt. Midoriama.

  3. TheloNaGrapso says:

    Only watch the Vegas final. But way too much fluff, you can watch the “competition” in less than 45 minutes.

  4. Jason says:

    Regardless of whether NBC continued to carry it, Ninja Warrior would go on. It existed before NBC and it will go on after it. Though probably with a reduced budget.

  5. Ethan says:

    I WAS rooting for Geoff Britten, but he fell at he first stupid obstacle on stage 1. So I’m rooting for Gil now.

  6. Carol says:

    Why was anw dropped from direct TV in December 2016? What channel can I get it on in 2017? I also like to watch reruns of the shows. I am really disgusted about this cancellation!