American Ninja Warrior has been nominated for Outstanding Reality Competition Program at the 68th Emmy Awards.
The show – with Arthur Smith, Kent Weed, and Anthony Storm, among others, as Executive Producers, and John Gunn, D. Max Poris, and Matt Silverberg, among others as Supervising Producers – has become a sensation across the country. It has cast a definite edge over the other contenders.
According to iMDb, in the show, “Contestants run, jump, crawl, climb, hang, and swing through crazy obstacles as they compete to become the next American Ninja champion.”
This year marks the show’s first Emmy nomination. It previously earned nominations for People’s Choice Award for Favorite Competition TV Show in 2016 and Favorite Reality Show at the Kids’ Choice Awards in 2015. The show is presented by Matt Iseman, Akbar Gbaja-Biamila, Kristine Leahy, and Jenn Brown.
Common Sense Media lauded the show in its review. “American Ninja Warrior celebrates human strength and agility while entertaining viewers with larger-than-life obstacle courses that few will ever be able actually to complete,” the website states. “Some of the athletes’ personal stories and training histories also add interest to the show.”
Aired in 2009, the show has a 6.8 rating on iMDb and 7.7 rating on TV.com.
You can check out the official website of the show here.
American Ninja Warrior will be competing against the likes of The Voice, The Amazing Race, Top Chef, Project Runway, and Dancing With the Stars.