Let's hope it's planned to air before the start of the season, although it looks doubtful at this point unfortunately. Very strange they would build all these new obstacles and film so much, which would cost a good amount of money, and then never air it.
Last Edit: May 11, 2016 22:36:26 GMT -5 by mattskills
My theory is that the event went really well and NBC thought "Hang on this is a really good concept, we could make a series out of this"... and a few months later we get Team Ninja Warrior. Still want to see this special though. Looks unlikely.
EDIT: Interesting choice of teams from Matt and Akbar. I assume team USA were ineligible.
Last Edit: May 12, 2016 13:40:24 GMT -5 by marsllama
Sasuke Guessing Game XI- 133 Points. Every time I see an all-star fail a small piece of my soul dies. My dream in life is to meet a koala.
Wasn't this based out of popularity only? Kinda the point of the "All-Star" moniker? My guess why they aren't showing this is because they are changing their image now. Promoting an All-Star group will lock them into a set of competitors that they HAVE to invite every year. Personally I don't think it matters since NBC is going to find a way to cover up anyway. I agree with those that find it shocking that after all of that money spent in redesigning a full course, hiring commentators, rental fees, camera crew on a full night's event and NOT show it.. that's just crazy. Personally I think people will love it. But given that we are only a couple weeks away from the start of the NEXT season, this special may just be lost to memory. Unless they somehow have this thrown in during an off week.. it will seem odd and out of place to show it now after a full year has elapsed. Makes no sense to me.
It's going to be aired.. at this point it's a win for the community. I was prepared to never see that thing with how much they delayed the living hell out of it. It's a Sunday.. the timeslot is irrelevant.