NBC renews ‘American Ninja Warrior’ for Season 9

Matt Iseman and Akbar Gbaja-Biamila will return for Season 9 of "American Ninja Warrior," slated to air on NBC this summer. File Photo by John Angelillo/UPI

Jan. 22 (UPI) — NBC has renewed “American Ninja Warrior” for a ninth season.

Production on the next edition of the obstacle-course competition series is expected to begin in the spring and the show will return to the network’s lineup in the summer.

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It’s official, American ⁦@ninjawarrior⁩ is BACK! This year, ⁦we are coming to LA ⁦@UniStudios⁩, Washington, DC ⁦@DCArmoury⁩ & St Louis ⁦@AmericasCenter⁩. @Akbar_Gbaja⁩ ⁦@ZuriHall⁩ & I are jumping for joy!

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Matt Iseman and Akbar Gbajabiamila will be back as hosts, along with sideline reporter Zuri Hall.

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“It’s official, American ⁦@ninjawarrior⁩ is BACK! This year, ⁦we are coming to LA ⁦@UniStudios⁩, Washington, DC ⁦@DCArmoury⁩ & St Louis ⁦@AmericasCenter⁩. @Akbar_Gbaja⁩ ⁦@ZuriHall & I are jumping for joy!” Iseman tweeted.

National finals will take place in Las Vegas and the winner of the competition will take home $1 million.

If no winner is crowned, the contestant to go the farthest in the finals will get $100,000.

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