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'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.

American Ninja Warrior's Drew Drechsel Arrested for Seeking Sex with a Minor

American Ninja Warrior winner Drew Drechsel has been arrested for “seeking sex with a minor and inducing her to send him sexual explicit images.”

The arrest happened on Tuesday (August 4) at his home in Florida.

A press release said, “Drechsel sought to have sex with a minor girl and traveled to New Jersey with the intent to engage in illicit sexual conduct with that minor. He also enticed and coerced a minor to travel to Connecticut to engage in illicit sexual conduct and engaged in online sexual communications with a minor and induced her to manufacture sexually explicit images of herself and send them to Drechsel.”

Stay tuned as we learn more about this situation. Drew won a million dollars last year when he won the reality show.

'American Ninja Warrior' Winner Takes Home $1 Million Prize!

For the only second time in American Ninja Warrior history, the show just gave away its $1 million prize!

Contestant Drew “Real Life Ninja” Drechsel conquered Mt. Midoriyama during Monday night’s (September 17) episode.

Drew completed all four stages of the difficult obstacle course, including climbing the 75-foot rope to the top of the course in under 30 seconds.

He has been competing on ANW since 2011 and made it to the National Finals six times before.

ANW has been on the air for 11 seasons and has only given out the $1 million prize once before in 2015.

Watch Drew Drechsel complete the American Ninja Warrior course below…

Red Nose Day 2018: 'American Ninja Warrior' Celeb Competitors Revealed!

A bunch of celebrities will be running the American Ninja Warrior course in a special episode of the NBC competition series for Red Nose Day!

Each of the celebs will be paired with one of the show’s pro athletes, who will coach them on the best way to train for the obstacle course.

Red Nose Day airs on NBC on Thursday night (May 24) starting at 8/7c. Celebrity Ninja Warrior will be followed by a special episode of Hollywood Game Night and the Red Nose Day Special, hosted by Chris Hardwick, will close out the evening at 10pm.

Click inside to see the celebs competing… More Here! »

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'American Ninja Warrior' 2017 - Hosts & Reporter Revealed!

American Ninja Warrior premieres tonight and we have the information you need before season nine debuts!

The season kicks off with the Los Angeles Qualifier round, which taped back in March at Universal Studios Hollywood.

PHOTOS: Check out the latest from American Ninja Warrior

Other cities that will be featured on this season of the show include San Antonio, Texas, Daytona Beach, Florida, Kansas City, Missouri, and more.

Be sure to tune into the premiere of American Ninja Warrior tonight on NBC!

Click inside to meet the hosts & sideline reporter…More Here! »

Stephen Amell Tackles Salmon Ladder for 'American Ninja Warrior' - Watch His Full Run!

If you thought that Stephen Amell was just going to run the same American Ninja Warrior course as the other celebs during the Red Nose Day special, you were wrong!

The 36-year-old Arrow actor successfully completed the full course without any help or cheating, like some of the other stars did, and asked if he could do more stunts.

Stephen then went to the next area of the course and completed the salmon ladder obstacle, which is something he’s famous for doing on the CW series. Sadly, during the next obstacle he lost his strength and fell into the water.

Watch the full video below!

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Derek Hough Rips His Shirt Off for 'American Ninja Warrior,' Completes Course - Watch now!

Derek Hough flexes his biceps after reaching the top of the American Ninja Warrior course during the Red Nose Day special!

The 32-year-old World of Dance star helped raise a lot of money for charity by completing the course like a true pro.

After Derek fell off an obstacle into a pool of water, he decided to strip off his soaking wet shirt and attempt the stunt again. He got a second wind during the second attempt and was able to complete the obstacle and finish the course!

Watch the full video now!

Derek Hough’s Run – Celebrity Ninja Warrior for Red Nose Day
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