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'American Ninja Warrior' Sets Return Amid Pandemic - Find Out How!

'American Ninja Warrior' Sets Return Amid Pandemic - Find Out How!

American Ninja Warrior is returning amid the pandemic.

The NBC competition series will debut its 12th season on NBC on September 7, THR confirmed on Wednesday (August 12).

The show marks NBC’s first series to complete a full season amid the coronavirus crisis. It was filmed entirely at the Dome at America’s Center in St. Louis, Missouri.

The show will feature 50 athletes from previous seasons, who each bring two people from their communities to compete. They will compete in “an abridged format featuring a six-obstacle course in the qualifying rounds, and 10 obstacles for the semifinals and finals.”

The finals include a playoff format, in which the top eight competitors go head to head on the “Power Tower” for $100,000.

Hosting the show in one single location is one of “several changes” to the usual American Ninja Warrior format this season.

The Dome at America’s Center has more than 2 million square feet of space, which has allowed “the show’s crew to maintain social distancing and other protocols that are becoming the new normal for TV and film productions.”

Find out which late night stars set their return to studios amid the pandemic.

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