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American Ninja Warrior—which began as a G4 reality competition that sent its winners to compete on Japan’s Sasuke—is now an NBC summer staple. It’s spawned a kid’s version and real-world gyms, while its fans have become obstacle designers and its contestants have become famous (though one of its most-famous is facing life in prison),

Read about what American Ninja Warrior is like behind the scenes.

How is American Ninja Warrior edited? Why are obstacles fancier in season 14? And more behind-the-scenes details

American Ninja Warrior season 14 showrunner Anthony Storm answers my questions about how editors decide who to focus on, the success/fail rate for obstacles, and much more. He also teases a first-time “end result” this season.

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American Ninja Warrior questions, answered: Why teenage contestants? Will it return to Las Vegas? and much more

I interviewed American Ninja Warrior executive producer Anthony Storm about season 13, including its return to Las Vegas for finals, the addition of teenage contestants, the eventual return of live audiences, and more.

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American Ninja Warrior all-stars: Drew Drechsel, facing life in prison, will be edited out

American Ninja Warrior’s “real-life ninja” Drew Drechsel, who’s 31, was arrested by federal authorities and charged with crimes related to having sex with a minor. He’ll be edited out of an all-star ANW season that NBC filmed just two weeks ago.

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