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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