Watch American Ninja Warrior

American Ninja Warrior is a TV show that will definitely impress you if you enjoy people crossing through difficult obstacles. Many of the competitors for this show have training in the discipline of parkour which allows for them to get around obstacles in the most efficient manner possible. The show was originally only shown in Japanese with Japanese commentators, but as the show grew in popularity, a new show was born called American Ninja Warrior.

The one thing that you will notice about this show is that it can be downright comical at times. For example, sometimes you will have contestants who wear goofy super hero costumes as they try to compete in the show. American Ninja Warrior is the type of show that could inspire you to get into shape because you want to do some of the cool activities that the contestants are able to do. The one thing that you will notice about many of these contestants is that they are in good shape.

American Ninja Warrior is not about ninja fights, but it is about some of the cool physical stunts that ninjas were able to do. If you like to laugh, then this show can also make you laugh. It can be hilarious how some of these contestant talk a big game, but when they actually get to doing the stunts they fall into the water below the course which basically equals ninja death.

American Ninja Warrior is an obstacle challenge show that will keep you at the edge of your seat from the moment that it begins to the moment that it ends. This show has a little something for everyone. Whether you are looking for comedy or the motivation to get into shape.

Another thing that you will notice about this obstacle course show is that the contestants have to compete with a timer and get to the end of the course before the timer runs out. If they are unable to get to the end, then they will lose, and the next contestant will be brought forth. American Ninja Warrior is a unique TV show idea that can be highly entertaining to watch.

Monday 8:00 PM et/pt on NBC
10 Seasons, 149 Episodes
December 12, 2009
Reality, Sports
6.9/10
Cast: Matt Iseman, Akbar Gbaja-Biamila, Jenn Brown, Angela Sun
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American Ninja Warrior Full Episode Guide

  • It's the final night of the "American Ninja Warrior" National Finals, where the season's best Ninjas tackle the last stages of 'Mount Midoriyama'. Competitors who conquered Stage One move on to Stage Two, in hopes of advancing to Stages Three and Four. The finalists vie to win a cash prize of $1 million and the title of "American Ninja Warrior."

  • The "American Ninja Warrior" National Finals continue in Las Vegas, Nevada where the season's top competitors tackle a four-stage course. Ninja veterans Kacy Catanzaro, Jessie Graff, Najee Richardson and Sean Bryan are scheduled to compete. The finalists vie to win a cash prize of $1 million and the title of "American Ninja Warrior." Matt Iseman and Akbar Gbajabiamila host as Kristine Leahy co-hosts.

  • "American Ninja Warrior" arrives in Las Vegas, Nevada where the season's top competitors tackle a four-stage course. Ninja veterans Lance Pekus, Allyssa Beird, Joe Moravsky and Jesse "Flex" LaBreck are scheduled to compete. The finalists will vie to win a cash prize of $1 million and the title of "American Ninja Warrior." Matt Iseman and Akbar Gbajabiamila host as Kristine Leahy co-hosts.

  • The Mile High City hosts the final stop before the competition heads to the national finals in Las Vegas. The top competitors from the Denver City Qualifier compete on one of the world's most challenging obstacle courses. Returning Ninjas include: Meagan Martin, Ian Dory and Sam San. Competitors will vie for a chance to win a cash prize of $1 million and the title of "American Ninja Warrior."

  • The competition returns to Kansas City, Missouri for the city finals. The top 30 competitors from the City Qualifier compete on one of the world's most challenging obstacle courses. Returning Ninjas include: Lance Pekus, Brandon Mears and Dan Polizzi. Competitors will vie for a chance to compete in the national finals in September, to win a cash prize of $1 million and the title of American Ninja Warrior.

  • As the season continues, the competition returns to Cleveland, Ohio for the city finals. The top 30 competitors from the City Qualifier compete on one of the the world's most challenging obstacle courses. Returning Ninjas include: Alyssa Beird, Jesse "Flex" Labreck, Michelle Warnky, as well as "American Ninja Warrior" veterans Jon Alexis Jr., Mike Bernardo, Joe Moravsky and Jamie Rahn. Competitors will vie for a chance to compete in the Las Vegas finals, to win a cash prize of $1 million and the title of "American Ninja Warrior." Matt Iseman and Akbar Gbajabiamila hosts as Kristine Leahy co-hosts.

  • "American Ninja Warrior" travels back to Daytona Beach, Florida where the top competitors from the City Qualifier tackle an even more challenging course that includes ten obstacles in the City Finals. In addition to the six qualifier obstacles, contestants will face the Salmon Ladder, Circuit Board, Elevator Climb and new obstacle Giant Cubes. Top ninjas Jessie Graff, Drew Drechsel and Travis Rosen will take on the course. The competitors will vie for a chance to compete in the Las Vegas finals, to win a cash prize of $1 million and the title of "American Ninja Warrior." Matt Iseman and Akbar Gbajabiamila host, with Kristine Leahy as co-host.

  • American Ninja Warrior travels back to San Antonio, Texas where the top 30 competitors from the City Qualifier tackle the City Finals course. In addition to the obstacles from the qualifying round, contestants will face the Salmon Ladder, Hourglass Drop, Elevator Climb and brand new obstacle Spinball Wizard. Veteran ninjas Kacy Catanzaro, Daniel Gil and Brent Steffensen return. Competitors will vie for a chance to compete in the Las Vegas finals, to win a cash prize of $1,000,000 and the title of American Ninja Warrior.

  • "American Ninja Warrior" travels back to Universal Studios' "New York Street" where the top 30 competitors from the Los Angeles Qualifier tackle the City Finals course. In addition to the obstacles from the City Qualifier, contestants will face the Salmon Ladder, Stair Hopper, and 2 challenging new obstacles: Swinging Peg Board and Elevator Climb. Top competitors Kevin Bull, Grant McCartney and Flip Rodriguez will take on the course. Competitors will vie for a chance to compete in the Las Vegas finals, to win a cash prize of $1,000,000 and the title of "American Ninja Warrior." Matt Iseman and Akbar Gbajabiamila hosts as Kristine Leahy co-hosts.

  • The Mile High City hosts the final qualifying round where competitors tackle three challenging new obstacles: Bouncing Spider, Rail Runner and Ninjago Roll. Ninjas will compete to qualify for the finals in Las Vegas and a shot at winning the grand prize of $1,000,000. Denver features the return of "American Ninja Warrior" veterans Jake Murray, Sam Sann, Meagan Martin and Brian Arnold. Competitors in this rigorous obstacle course competition series vie for the title "American Ninja Warrior."

  • Ohio hosts the next qualifying round where competitors tackle two new obstacles: Razor's Edge and I-Beam Gap. Ninjas will compete to qualify for the finals in Las Vegas and a shot at winning the grand prize of $1,000,000. Cleveland also features the return of last season's "fantastic four" women - Alyssa Beird, Rachel Goldstein, Jesse "Flex" Labreck and Michelle Warnky, as well as "American Ninja Warrior" veterans Jon Alexis Jr., Mike Bernardo, Joe Moravsky and Jamie Rahn. Competitors in this rigorous obstacle course competition series vie for the title "American Ninja Warrior." Matt Iseman and Akbar Gbajabiamila host with Kristine Leahy as co-host.

  • Kansas City, Missouri is the next stop for competitors to give it their all on the "American Ninja Warrior" obstacle course. Competitors face six challenging obstacles in the city qualifier, including three new obstacles: Hang Glider, Broken Pipes and Crank It Up. "American Ninja Warrior" veterans Lance Pekus, Brandon Mears and Dan Polizzi return, while Olympic decathlete Jeremy Taiwo takes on the course for the first time. Competitors will vie for a chance to win a cash prize of $1,000,000 and the title "American Ninja Warrior."

  • "American Ninja Warrior" travels to Daytona Beach, Florida where competitors tackle six obstacles including the brand new Rolling Pin and Wingnuts. Veteran "American Ninja Warrior" fan-favorites Jessie Graff, Drew Drechsel, and JJ Woods return. NASCAR driver Ben Kennedy also takes on the course for the first time. Competitors in this rigorous obstacle course competition series vie for a chance to win a cash prize of $1,000,000 and the title "American Ninja Warrior."

  • Top ninjas, including crowd favorites Kacy Catanzaro, Brent Steffensen, and Daniel Gill, compete in San Antonio to see who will be making it to the city finals.

  • Nine celebrities pair off with elite ninjas who help them prepare mentally and physically for the obstacle course.

  • "American Ninja Warrior" commemorates the new season with its second annual All Stars two-hour special.

  • It's the last night of the "American Ninja Warrior" National Finals, where the best participants from the City Finals take on the final three stages of 'Mount Midoriyama.' If any competitors conquer all stages, they will try Stage Four with a cash prize of $1 million to win and bare the title of "American Ninja Warrior."

  • The "American Ninja Warrior" National Finals continues from Las Vegas, Nevada where the top competitors from the City Finals tackle the four-stage course. The remaining competitors will take on Stage One with four new obstacles Snake Run, Giant Log Grip, Broken Bridge and Flying Squirrel. The finalists compete to win a cash prize of $1 million and the coveted title of "American Ninja Warrior." Matt Iseman and Akbar Gbajabiamila host as Kristine Leahy co-hosts.

  • The finalists travel to Las Vegas, where they take on the first stage of a four-stage course patterned after the Mount Midoriyama course in Japan. Obstacles include the Snake Run, Giant Log Grip, Broken Bridge and Flying Squirrel.

  • American Ninja Warrior" revisits Philadelphia, Pennsylvania where the top 30 contenders from the City Qualifier take on an even more difficult course that includes ten obstacles in the City Finals.

  • American Ninja Warrior revisits Oklahoma City, Oklahoma where the top 30 contenders from the City Qualifier take on an even more difficult course that includes ten obstacles in the City Finals.

  • American Ninja Warrior revisits Indianapolis, Indiana where the top 30 contestants from the City Qualifier take on an even more difficult course that includes ten obstacles in the City Finals.

  • "American Ninja Warrior" returns to Atlanta, Georgia where the top 30 competitors from the City Qualifier take on an even more difficult course that includes ten obstacles in the City Finals.

  • "American Ninja Warrior" visits Universal Studios' "New York Street" where the top 30 competitors from the L.A. Qualifier take on the City Finals course.

  • Competitors in Philadephia face challenges, including Wall Drop and Rolling Thunder.

  • On the Oklahoma City course competitors face several new obstacles, including the Floating Steps, Ring Swing, and Rock 'n' Roll. Veteran Ninjas Daniel Gil, Lance Pekus, Brent Steffensen, and fan-favorite Kacy Catanzaro return, while American gymnast and Olympic gold medalist Mitch Gaylord takes on the course for the first time.

  • "American Ninja Warrior" goes to Indianapolis, Indiana where competitors take on six obstacles including the all new Floating Steps, Fly Wheels and Disk Runner.

  • The competitors tackle six obstacles in Atlanta at this week's qualifying round.

  • In the ninth season premiere, the world's strongest athletes attempt to qualify for the next round in their quest to become the American Ninja Warrior. Four of the six obstacles on the Los Angeles course will be new to the show.

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Here's a little inspiration for all of you diminuitive people out there. Katy Catanzaro, a former NCAA gymnast, is the first woman to successfully complete the "American Ninja Warrior" course and make it to the finals in Japan!

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American Ninja Warrior Video Clips & Extras

Crashing the Course: Finals Stages (Digital Exclusive) Clip (04:52) Alexi Matousek at the Cleveland City Finals - American Ninja Warrior 2017 Clip (03:00) Nick Hanson at the Los Angeles City Finals - American Ninja Warrior 2017 Clip (05:26) Morgan "Moose" Wright at the Kansas City City Finals - American Ninja Warrior 2017 Clip (04:46) Najee Richardson at the Las Vegas National Finals: Stage 2 - American Ninja Warrior 2017 Clip (04:02) Sean Bryan at the Las Vegas National Finals: Stage 2 - American Ninja Warrior 2017 Clip (03:43) Sean Bryan at the Las Vegas National Finals: Stage 3 - American Ninja Warrior 2017 Clip (02:54) Najee Richardson at the Las Vegas National Finals: Stage 3 - American Ninja Warrior 2017 Clip (03:36)