“American Ninja Warrior” 2017 TV Schedule: What Time & Channel Does “ANW” Air On?

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American Ninja Warrior 2017 is here and this time it’s bringing you a very special episode! American Ninja Warrior Season 9 is all about charity and celebrities and people are excited to see what’s in store for this season. The Celebrity American Ninja Warrior episode is sure to turn heads and it has a familiar superhero this time. If you want the American Ninja Warrior 2017 TV schedule, then keep reading to learn more.


American Ninja Warrior 2017 Schedule

What channel is American Ninja Warrior on? When does American Ninja Warrior start? If you have asked either of these questions, then you’re in the right place. Your American Ninja Warrior channel is NBC and it’s a special Red Nose Day episode. Red Nose Day is a charity that helps children in need all over the world and this time, they’ve partnered with the hit adrenaline show to raise awareness.

The Season 9 premiere will air on Thursday May 25 at 8:00 p.m. EST and will have past “ninjas” coaching celebrity guests. Canadian actor and Arrow star, Stephen Amell will show fans what he’s made of this Thursday, and he will be coached by San Antonio’s Kacy Catanzaro.

Amell originally wrote to the show directly via Twitter last year and they said they would love to have him. But, sometime later on, Amell sent a message that seemed more like a polite decline than an absolute confirmation.

“They’ve reached out to me to do American Ninja Warrior,” Amell said. “We’ll see. One of the things that I’m learning now as someone that has a big responsibility at the head of a television show and has some business interests and is a husband and a father — priorities not being in that order — I don’t want to stretch myself too thin, and I wouldn’t want to do something if I couldn’t put my heart and soul into it.”

While that was the case earlier, Amell was given the green light to participate in the adrenaline-packed obstacle course and sources have said that he did well, proving his very own athleticism. Amell is known for doing majority of his own stunts on Arrow (kicks, flips and all!), so we aren’t surprised that he was able to hold his own against all the other celebrities, especially if it’s for a good cause.

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American Ninja Warrior Road Trip

If you’ve dreamed of being on the show, then you’re in luck, because American Ninja Warrior is coming to you! The show and NBC are bringing The American Ninja Warrior Experience—a touring event that will take the obstacle course from city to city.

“We’re incredibly proud to announce our partnership with NBC and Universal Brand Development. Together, with a groundbreaking show, we will bring the American Ninja Warrior Experience to cities around the country and give people of all ages the chance to compete on the official obstacles from the show,” said Tom McCormack, Senior Vice President of Live Events at The ATS Team. “This is set to be the authentic and fun, family friendly ‘American Ninja Warrior’ fan festival that audiences have been asking for.”

“Now in its ninth season, American Ninja Warrior has become a national sensation, with millions of adults and children tuning in every week,” said Carol Nygren, Vice President of Worldwide Live Entertainment, Universal Brand Development. “The show inspires everyday people to test their own athletic abilities at home, and we’re excited to collaborate with NBC and The ATS Team to build the American Ninja Warrior Experience for the fans, bringing some of the show’s most popular obstacles to participants of all ages and all fitness levels.”

The Season 9 premiere of American Ninja Warrior airs on May 25 at 8:00 p.m. EST on NBC! So, don’t miss it!


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