How to watch American Ninja Warrior: The 2020 All-Stars special

David Becker/NBC The show returns on August 31! The very long American Ninja Warrior drought is almost over and we are SO EXCITED. Season 12 is enjoying a two-week lead in starting with a brand new All-Stars special. The special was recorded in Vegas right after the conclusion of season 11. Here’s how to tune in! Episode:The 2020 All-Stars special (filmed after season 11) The Teams The Skills Challenges Start time:Monday, August 31 at 8pm EST/PST on NBC Live streaming:Stream NBC Live – You will need to sign in with a cable provider. You can also download the NBC app. […]

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Watch Grant McCartney and Chad Flexington take on the Striding Steps (and an alligator)

Talk about a personality clash! The 2020 American Ninja Warrior All-Stars special airs this coming Monday at 8pm EST/PST on NBC. We’ve met the teams and taken a look at the skills challenges. Now, we’ve got a preview of some of the action! The Striding Steps is a returning challenge and always a fun watch. It tests the Ninjas’ speed and agility as they race down and back on wobbly steps. In this preview, it’s a personality clash! The Island Ninja, Grant McCartney, is known for his dancing on the course and his occasional Speedo flashing. Chad Flexington is like […]

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How far will Jesse Labreck go in season 12?

Photo by: Dennis Mong/NBCU Photo Bank/NBCUniversal via Getty Images via Getty Images While Jesse won’t get her chance for revenge on Stage One due to the new competition format, we’re pretty sure she’s just as motivated to make it to Finals this year. Jesse “Flex” Labreck has become one of the strongest competitors on American Ninja Warrior and was the last female standing in both seasons 10 and 11. She’s made it to Stage One of the National Finals each year, but wasn’t able to get past the Cargo Net… until this year’s USA vs. The World (watch her run […]

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Meet the Ninjas of the 2020 All-Stars Team Competition

David Becker/NBC Akbar, Matt, and Zuri have each put together stacked yeams. The 2020 American Ninja Warrior All-Stars special will hit our TVs on Monday, August 31 at 8pm EST/PST! Fans are overjoyed that they’ll finally get new Ninja action. Now, we get to share a little taste of what’s to come. The All-Stars special will, like usual, consists of two parts: The Skills Competition and the Team Competition. For the Team Competition, hosts Akbar Gbajabiamila, Matt Iseman, and Zuri Hall all selected three Ninjas to compete relay-style on the courses of the National Finals. Now, meet your 2020 All-Stars […]

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Let’s obsess over the new American Ninja Warrior season 12 promo!

We’re starved for new Ninja Warrior and we’ll take whatever we can get! We’re just a little worked up that a brand new season of American Ninja Warrior is SO close! This year, we’re getting a two-week premiere. The All-Stars special recorded after Season 11 airs on Monday, August 31 at 8pm EST/PST. Season 12 premieres on Monday, September 7 at 8pm EST/PST. NBC recently dropped a new promo for the season and we’ll take anything we can get. So let’s break this thing down! First, it looks like we’ve got some split-second shots from the All-Stars special. Those yellow […]

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Learn more about the Ninjas For Black Lives initiative

The group has a big goal and a plan to take positive steps. The Ninja community is not one that sits idle in the face of any obstacle. That idea drives so many of the positive programs and people that stem from the Ninja world. One of those programs is Ninjas For Black Lives. View this post on Instagram NFBL Mission Statement: Ninjas For Black Lives is committed to helping our Black brothers and sisters, and all marginalized people, overcome the biggest obstacle facing our world today: systemic oppression. Who: We are a diverse group of Ninja Warrior competitors. We […]

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Take a closer look at Season 12’s competition format

David Becker/NBC There will be changes from what we’re used to seeing when it comes to how the Ninjas advance. American Ninja Warrior pulled out all the stops to make sure we had a 2020 season. In order to get it done, production had to make some changes to the usual format that we’re used to seeing. The result is a season like no other. We’ll all get a chance to see it for ourselves when the season premieres on September 7 at 8pm EST/PST on NBC. But before we dive in, let’s take a closer look at the changes […]

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Meet Jody Avila’s ‘Ninja group’ for season 12

Photo by: Brett Deering/NBCU Photo Bank/NBCUniversal via Getty Images via Getty Images Season 12 includes very special Ninja ‘groups’ that exemplify the community. When NBC announced the air date for season 12 of American Ninja Warrior, they included some information on the changes we can expect this year. One of those changes involved how the Ninjas were organized in small groups. “The top 50 athletes will bring along two people from their communities to compete with them for a total of 150 competitors.” Don’t think of these groups as teams. “Team” isn’t quite the right word to describe the set […]

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Brand-new American Ninja Warrior All-Stars special will air Monday, August 31

David Becker/NBC The special will air August 31 at 8pm EST/PST on NBC. Okay, we’ve heard this question about a thousand times and we FINALLY have an answer for you! The brand-new American Ninja Warrior All-Stars special will air Monday, August 31, at 8pm EST/PST on NBC. This special was recorded in Las Vegas, following season 11. Like the All-Stars specials before it, the episode will consist of two types of competitions. There’s the Skills Competition and the Team Competition. During the Skills Competition, the top Ninjas go all out on the biggest, wildest obstacles the crew can come up […]

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The Cincinnati Qualifiers were great. Now you can watch the episode again.

Photo by: Dennis Mong/NBCU Photo Bank/NBCUniversal via Getty Images via Getty Images The episode will be re-broadcast on Monday, August 24 at 8pm EST/PST. To help hype us up for the new season coming on September 7, NBC has spent the past few Mondays revisiting some of the greatest hits of season 11. We had the Oklahoma City and Seattle/Tacoma Qualifiers. Next up, we’re heading back down memory lane to the Cincinnati Qualifiers. NBC will re-broadcast the Cincinnati Qualifiers on Monday, August 24 at 8pm EST/PST. The Cincinnati Qualifiers episode of season 11 was pretty incredible. Michelle Warnky completed the […]

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