Supposedly, allegedly, NBC is going to invest further in the American Ninja Warrior franchise by airing 8 new 1-hour compilation episodes of last season’s American Ninja Warrior 4 – including some tantalizing “never-before-seen-footage” – on Saturday nights at 8:00/7:00c beginning February 2nd. These episodes will be distilled from the 27 hours of episodes that composed ANW4 (13 on G4, 14 on NBC).
That's exactly my bet as well. One 1-hour episode per region to recap the opening round and the regional final, then two 1-hour episodes for the National Finals in Vegas. This is more or less confirmed by the description of the Feb 2 airing episode coming up soon where they say "Tonight’s episode has some of the best scenes from the Southwest competition."
Just did some more research, and it looks like the Feb 2nd episode will feature the Southwest, and the Feb 9th episode will featured the Northeast. I've created a blog post with the region airing dates as I discover them. If you find out additional info about what regions air on what dates, please let me know!
I'm pretty certain it will be the opening round and the finals for each region rolled a single one-hour episode. Times 6 for the 6 regions. Then 2 one-hour episodes to cover the Las Vegas National Finals. That tallies to the 8 episodes they are doing for this "compilation" season for ANW4.
Last Edit: Jan 21, 2013 21:06:48 GMT -5 by mattninja
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Okay, so never before seen footage may mean how they set up the course. The Southwest and Mid-south Finals were 2 hours as well. All the one hour episodes only showed 8 out of the 30 competitors whole runs. I also know that at least one person from the Northeast, Northwest, and Southeast had one competitor cut completely from the original airing. So the likely hood of more full runs is 50/50 at best.
They went into a bit of detail about the course construction. Was kinda interesting to see it being worked on but I don't buy it when they said that they watched footage from Japan. They also said they translated the blueprints, I think the translators need fired
I'm not going to nuts like I did with the premiere's (besides.. Saturday night is not a ratings night anyway ) Saturday February 2 Hour by Hour What I found amusing is that Cops beat ANW.. oh... the irony..