Team Ninja Warrior fans rejoice! The show that pits teams of three Ninja Warriors against each other on a head to head course is coming back! And with a massive facelift.
Now known as “American Ninja Warrior: Ninja vs Ninja,” the show has a sleek and dramatic new look. It will be returning to the USA Network in Spring, 2018.
Matt Iseman, Akbar Gbajabiamila and Alex Curry will return as the hosts.
The show will feature 36 teams made up of two men and one woman each. The action will play out over 16 episodes. Ninja vs Ninja was filmed back in October, under the cover of night, near Los Angeles.
Anyone else excited for Spring 2018, when American Ninja Warrior: Ninja vs Ninja comes to life?
You can read the full press release below:
Epic competition series AMERICAN NINJA WARRIOR: NINJA VS. NINJA is bringing more heat to USA Network’s spring line-up, pitting three-person athletic teams against one another on physically demanding, side-by-side obstacle courses that test endurance and speed. Hosted by comedian Matt Iseman and former NFL player Akbar Gbajabiamila, the show will feature even more challenging obstacles than ever before – incorporating human agility, meticulous skill, and a whole new strategy of racing.
For the 16-part season, fan-favorite competitors from the primetime “American Ninja Warrior” franchise will form 36 teams, each with two men and one woman, all competing to become the ultimate champions. In addition to hosts Iseman and Gbajabiamila, FOX Sports’ Alex Curry will serve as sideline reporter, rounding out the talent commentators.
AMERICAN NINJA WARRIOR: NINJA VS. NINJA is executive-produced by A. Smith & Co. Productions’ founders Arthur Smith and Kent Weed (Hell’s Kitchen, The Dunk King, Spartan: Ultimate Team Challenge), along with Brian Richardson as executive producer. The show is a spinoff of “American Ninja Warrior” which is based on the “Sasuke/Ninja Warrior” format from Tokyo Broadcasting System Television, Inc., and airs on NBC.