NBC sets premiere dates for 'American Ninja Warrior' and two others
For fans of ninjas, surgeons and Jenny McCarthy: NBC has announced the premiere dates for three new and returning series this spring.
The adventure-dating series “Love in the Wild,” with new host McCarthy ("Singled Out") returns June 7 at 8 p.m. ET. It will then will return to its regular time slot on Thursday, June 14 at 9 p.m. ET.
Meanwhile, “Saving Hope” (working title) begins June 7 at 10 p.m. ET. “Hope” is a new, hour-long drama from producers Ilana Frank and David Wellington (“The Eleventh Hour”) that centers on a comatose surgeon (Michael Shanks of “Stargate Atlantis”) who explores his hospital in “spirit” form, unsure if he's a ghost or simply imagining things.
Erica Durance (“Smallville”), Daniel Gillies (“The Vampire Diaries”) and Kristopher Turner (“Rookie Blue") co-star.
Finally, “American Ninja Warrior” premieres on G4 at 9 p.m. ET on Sunday, May 20. On the show, inspired by the original Japanese program, athletes from allover the country will compete in a tricky obstacle course in order to find the true “American Ninja Warrior.” G4 and NBC collaborated with the original Japanese broadcaster, Tokyo Broadcasting System Television.
“American Ninja Warrior” will shift to its regular time on Monday, May 28 at 9 p.m. ET.
This year, the two networks are splitting broadcast duties on "Ninja." G4 will air the preliminary rounds, while NBC will air the finals and the show's grand finale.