“American Ninja Warrior” franchise gets kid-friendly

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“American Ninja Warrior” franchise gets kid-friendly

NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment’s kids network, Universal Kids, is bringing American Ninja Warrior Junior to air in the fall.

Boys and girls in three age groups — 9-10, 11-12, and 13-14 — will compete in obstacle courses such as the Sonic Swing, Spin Cycle, and the Warped Wall. The season will feature almost 200 competitors facing off in a tournament bracket competition.

As in the original, Matt Iseman and Akbar Gbajabiamila serve as hosts and will guide kids through the competition.

The series is executive produced by A. Smith & Co. Productions founders Arthur Smith and Kent Weed, along with Matt Cahoon.

“Over the past decade, we have seen a groundswell of support from our younger audiences, who have been clamoring for the chance to be a Ninja,” said Smith, in a statement.

Article originally posted for Realscreen

Matt Iseman
Matt Iseman
I'm the host of American Ninja Warrior and I'm squaring off against 15 other celebrities, all representing their favorite charities while vying for the title of “The Celebrity Apprentice.”
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