Celebrity Ninja Warrior’s return is now officially confirmed! The show debuted in 2017 as part of the NBC’s Red Nose Day special and gave us some lighthearted and fun moments as celebrities attempted to survive the course with their Ninja Warrior trainers.
Now, a new batch of celebrities are jumping on to the obstacles for an incredible cause. The one-hour episode will be part of a three-hour block of Red Nose Day programming on May 24, starting at 8 pm.
From the official press release:
“Celebrity Ninja Warrior for Red Nose Day” at 8 p.m. will kick off the evening followed by a special edition of “Hollywood Game Night” at 9 p.m., featuring Emmy-winning host Jane Lynch and some of the biggest names in entertainment competing to raise money to ensure that children in need are safe, healthy and educated. “The Red Nose Day Special” hosted by Hardwick will close the night at 10 p.m. All three specials will work collaboratively to celebrate Red Nose Day while promoting donations to the cause throughout the night. Additional participating talent will be announced at a later date.
Red Nose Day is an annual event that harnesses the power of entertainment to raise money and awareness for children living in poverty in America and internationally. NBC’s night of special Red Nose Day programming is a culmination of a seven-week fundraising campaign, which brings together millions of Americans around the country to have fun and make a difference. The campaign’s iconic Red Noses will go on sale Monday, April 2, exclusively at Walgreens and Duane Reade locations nationwide. Talent who have supported the campaign include Julia Roberts, Ed Sheeran, Elton John and many more.”
The celebrities taking part in this year’s fundraising event have not yet been announced. But if it’s anything like last year, fans are in for another treat.
We saw Stephen Amell, star of the TV show “Arrow,” fulfill his many promises to try the course.
We can't believe our eyes! Watch Stephen Amell glide through the course in our partner M&M's U.S.A. Run of the Night.Posted by NBC on Thursday, May 25, 2017
Dancer Derek Hough took a beating on the Fly Wheels but never gave up.
Erika Christensen faced her fears and dominated the course.
The new Celebrity Ninja Warrior will air on Thursday, May 24 at 8 pm EST. Remember, it’s part of the very important Red Nose Day fundraising campaign, so if you can, plan to make a donation!