“American Ninja Warrior” franchise gets kid-friendly
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.