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American Ninja Warrior Season 16 Officially Has a Premiere Date!

Will one of the Season 16 Ninjas defy the odds and claim the $1 Million?

By Jessica White

Returning to NBC alongside a thrilling lineup of summer programmingAmerican Ninja Warrior Season 16 is almost here.

How to Watch

Watch the Season 16 premiere of American Ninja Warrior Monday, June 3 at 8/7c on NBC and next day on Peacock.

The action-packed competition returns to showcase some of the world's most agile athletes pushing their bodies to the max as they attempt to claim the title of Total Victory. Competing for the $1 million grand prize, the blood-pumping competition boasts an impressive lineup of athletes all determined to crush a series of grueling obstacle courses. The Ninjas must dig deep and give everything they have to progress through the competition in hopes of seeing the mythic peak of Mt. Midoriyama. With each new season of ANW, the competition soars to new heights, and fans can't wait to see what Season 16 has in store.

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Find out everything to know about American Ninja Warrior Season 16, below:

When is the premiere of American Ninja Warrior Season 16?

Get ready for a summer jam-packed with competition as American Ninja Warrior 16 premieres Monday, June 3, 2024, on NBC. The thrilling competition returns to NBC with the most elite athletes in the country competing on the world’s most difficult obstacle courses. 

After the June 3 premiere, new episodes air Mondays at 8/7c on NBC and stream next day on Peacock. 

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Noah Meunier competing on American Ninja Warrior.

Which Ninjas are competing in American Ninja Warrior Season 16?

Season 16 of American Ninja Warrior has yet to announce its lineup of gravity-defying Ninjas, but check back here for updates! 

Fans can get pumped for American Ninja Warrior to also air not one but two specials — a women’s championship on Sunday, May 12 at 9 p.m. ET and a couples’ championship on Monday, May 27 at 8 p.m. ET.

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Daniel Gil competing on American Ninja Warrior.

What's new about American Ninja Warrior Season 16?

Season 15 marked the first time in ANW history that we saw Ninjas competing against each other to qualify for the next stage of the competition. It was a thrilling development as Ninjas duked it out against rivals and friends, alike. Season 15 also made history as the first season to see a Ninja claim Total Victory, so all eyes are on Season 16's lineup to see if they rise to the challenge. 

Continuing with the major changes from last season, the Semi-Finals will challenge the Ninjas to race side-by-side and head-to-head across a high-stakes course with a spot in the National Finals at stake. All four stages in Vegas return, including the Stage 4 rope climb for $1 Million.

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Who are of Hosts of American Ninja Warrior Season 16?

Hosts Matt Iseman and Akbar Gbajabiamila, along with co-Host Zuri Hall, are back to call the action as the Ninjas make their way through the Qualifying and Semi-Final rounds in Los Angeles before moving to the National Finals in Las Vegas.

Weighing on the frontlines action is Hall, the brilliant sideline reporter who gets the honor of chatting with Ninjas directly following their exhilarating runs. Hall is also a correspondent for NBC's Access Hollywood

Aside from being a famed actor and comedian, Iseman is one of the beloved Hosts of American Ninja Warrior. Outside of hosting ANW, Iseman hosted Peacock's daily morning show for the Tokyo 2021 and Beijing 2022 Olympics. NFL legend Gbajabiamila completes the dream team of ANW Hosts, coming to the panel after hosting NFL Fantasy Live. 

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American Ninja Warrior Hosts Matt and Akbar look on as contestants compete

Where can I watch new episodes of American Ninja Warrior Season 16?

Don't miss a moment from Season 16 of American Ninja Warrior by watching episodes on Mondays on NBC and the next day on Peacock.

“We keep making the course harder, and [the Ninjas] keep getting better. They keep training and it’s like the never-ending quest for us to push the limit,” Arthur Smith told Deadline in 2023. “They started with building courses in the backyard, that was reasonably early in the run. Now there’s Ninja gyms everywhere and then to Coaches and then to trainers. Now we have kids, who say, ‘I’m not going to play soccer. I’m doing Ninja.'”