American Ninja Warrior All Season Thread **spoilers**

Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by astrohip, May 23, 2015.

  1. logic88

    logic88 Well-Known Member

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    7 of the 8 finished the course. Amir Malik did not.

    They probably didn't have the time/space to breakdown and build a new course but yeah, a side-by-side run like how Team Ninja Warriors works would have been much better than just the Power Tower.
     
  2. hummingbird_206

    hummingbird_206 Retired

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    I've been avoiding the thread until I (finally) finished viewing the season. I enjoyed the season. Wasn't thrilled with the head to head Power Tower format to determine the champ, but enjoyed everything else about the season.

    I enjoyed the clock comparing not the 2 running against each other but rather how different runs compared. I don't remember which pairs it was now, but some were sub 30 seconds and others were over 35 seconds. I thought that was interesting. YMMV.:)

    Ah, this explains why there wasn't a Power Tower telecast in the first episode. When I got to the end of the second episode and there was a Power Tower I was really confused about how I could have missed it viewing the first episode. I even went to my deleted folder and viewed the end of the episode again to make sure my recording hadn't cut off (it didn't). I didn't want spoilers so didn't look any further for the info.
     
  3. logic88

    logic88 Well-Known Member

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    Gil's first run was really slow since he was in the lead. No need to take chances if you were gonna win, I suppose.
     
  4. astrohip

    astrohip Well-Known Raconteur TCF Club

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    So early rumors are one city again this year, still under Covid restrictions, so they're going to do a "bubble event" like last year. Tacoma may be the site. Late March.
     
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    how much after it will it air?
     
  6. astrohip

    astrohip Well-Known Raconteur TCF Club

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    Traditionally, ANW started airing in June. It was always a summer show. But the TV world is a far different place these days, so who knows. But as a guess, if they're filming in March, then yeah, they want a June show.

    Now I'm hearing they may film in other cities. But no confirmed casting calls beyond Tacoma so far.

    Also hearing they may let younger family members compete. So if you're a 35 yr old ninja, and you have a 13 yr old ninja-in-training, they may let them on the course. I have NO idea what this means in terms of actual competition. These are just tidbits I pick up from FB, IG, etc.
     
  7. That Don Guy

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    Based on a report on American Ninja Warrior Nation, there will be one qualifying session, in Seat Taco - er, Seattle/Tacoma - with no walk-ons, but they are inviting some competitors as young as 15; also, they will be a traditional "national finals," reportedly in Vegas, rather than the playoff they used last season.
     
  8. astrohip

    astrohip Well-Known Raconteur TCF Club

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    A ninja I follow on FB said they told him "Round One" (that's what they're calling it) will be Tacoma. All competitors start there. Then they will go to Vegas for the Finals (at a later date, TBD). And they're back to the $1 million prize.

    He also said due to the Olympics, they may reduce the usual number of competitors, since they won't have as many episodes to air. Also TBD.
     
  9. lambertman

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    They did 13 episodes in 2016, compared to the usual 14 or 15. Personally, I’ll be happy if they’re just able to match last year’s eight. More is gravy!
     
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  10. That Don Guy

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    I think the original plan for 2020 was five regionals (IIRC, two sites would host two different regional rounds, and a third would host one) instead of six, plus Vegas; that saves the two weeks where NBC would pre-empt the show for the Olympics.
     
  11. astrohip

    astrohip Well-Known Raconteur TCF Club

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    Original Tapings Locations & Dates of American Ninja Warrior Season 12 2020
    The dates and filming locations for ANW 2020 are:

    • Los Angeles, California: Postponed (Originally March 13 – 14: Universal Studios Backlot)
    • Washington, D.C.: Postponed (Originally April 6 – 7: DC Armory)
    • Washington, D.C.: Postponed (Originally April 11 – 12: DC Armory)
    • St. Louis, Missouri: Postponed (Originally May 5 – 6: The Dome at America’s Center)
    • St. Louis, Missouri: Postponed (Originally May 10 – 11: The Dome at America’s Center)
    • Las Vegas, Nevada: Early June & Venue TBA

    If you keep bringing up gravy, I'll never qualify for ANW! o_O
     
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  12. astrohip

    astrohip Well-Known Raconteur TCF Club

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    The Tacoma Dome appears to be the sole site for qualifiers (AKA Regionals). Timing unclear, maybe late March. Typical six obstacle course. Indoors.

    Everyone who advances will go to the semi-finals, which will be held in LA, on a ten obstacle course. Mid April. Outdoors, at night.

    Those who make it out of the semis will go on to Las Vegas and the National Finals, in May. The usual four course layout, outdoors. $1 million price.

    Strict Covid protocols, no live audience. Will air on NBC, summer 2021.
     

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