March 9, 2021

NBC announced today that American Ninja Warrior is coming back for Season 13 - its 10th on the network. The veteran athletic competition has become a summer staple, garnering consistently-solid ratings that fare well against its time slot competition.

Based on the Japanese series Sasuke, which is now in its 38th season, American Ninja Warrior began its stateside run in 2009 on the now-defunct cable channel G4 before moving to NBC in 2012.

The show closely mirrors the original Japanese format, featuring athletes from all walks of life taking on a series of extreme obstacle courses in city finals around the country. Those advancing move on to the national finals round in Las Vegas, which features a four-stage course that closely resembles Japan's well-known Mount Midoriyama course.

Season 13 of American Ninja Warrior will premiere on Monday, May 31 at 8:00pm.