S1 E1 | 10/13/18
The Next Generation of Ninjas
The next generation of American Ninja Warrior begins, as some of the show's biggest fans now get an opportunity to compete for the chance to be named American Ninja Warrior Junior Champion. Over the course of 20 weeks, 192 young competitors will travel to Los Angeles from all over the country, to square off in three separate age-group brackets (9&10, 11&12, 13&14) until only one is left standing in each. "American Ninja Warrior" co-hosts, Matt Iseman and Akbar Gbajabiamila, return to provide play-by-play commentary, along with a new co-host, gold-winning Olympic gymnast, Laurie Hernandez. Joining them will be All-Star Ninjas, Drew Drechsel, Meagan Martin, Najee Richardson, Barclay Stockett, Kevin Bull and Natalie Duran, who will act as mentors for all the Junior Ninjas.