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05/26/2014 (09:00PM - 11:00PM) (Monday) : 'AMERICAN NINJA WARRIOR' RETURNS FEATURING THE QUALIFYING ROUND FROM VENICE BEACH, CA - The heart-racing obstacle course competition series "American Ninja Warrior" returns to NBC this summer with all new episodes. The action-packed series follows competitors as they tackle the world's most difficult obstacle courses in qualifying and finals rounds across the country. Those that successfully complete the course in each city will move onto the national finals round in Las Vegas where they face a stunning four-stage course modeled after the famed Mt. Midoriyama - based on the Japanese television series "Sasuke." In the first round of qualifying from Venice Beach, California, competitors must tackle ten obstacles in the qualifying round including three brand new obstacles; the Slack Ladder, the Jumping Bars Into Cargo and the Cannonball Alley. Olympian rower Susan Francia and luger Kate Hanson tackle the course along with Ninja veteran David Campbell. Competitors vie for a chance to win a cash prize of $500,000 and the title "American Ninja Warrior." Matt Iseman and Akbar Gbaja Biamila return as hosts as Jenn Brown also returns as co-host.