Since the show is called American Ninja Warrior, you would expect the Americans to have an advantage in a worldwide invitational version of the show, right? And they did — until they were upset by Team Europe in last year’s edition. Now that the home team’s got extra motivation to win back the title, hosts Matt Iseman and AkbarGbajabamila are really looking forward to this year’s competition. (Click on the media bar below to hear Matt Iseman & AkbarGbajabamila)
American Ninja Warrior: USA vs. the World airs next Sunday, January 27, at 8/7c on NBC.
Dwayne Johnson’s first voyage into reality TV has launched, with the debut of The Titan Games on NBC. As both host and executive producer of the show, Johnson told us he wanted the show to reflect the different parts of his personality — strong and tough, but with a lot of heart. (Click on the media bar below to hear Dwayne Johnson)
Want to test your tear ducts? That’s easy — just watch an episode of This Is Us. Millions of viewers get a good cry each week watching the show, and that includes one of its stars, Mandy Moore! Yes, she may know all the spoilers, since she’s read the scripts, but Moore told us there’s a lot of each episode she never gets to see until it’s on television. When she does watch, she says she can get pretty emotional, just like the rest of us. watch, she says she can get pretty emotional, just like the rest of us. (Click on the media bar below to hear Mandy Moore)
Terry Crews now has two gigs on NBC. Not only is he back on the new season of the relocated Brooklyn Nine-Nine, he’s also hosting America’s Got Talent: The Champions. Most of the time, the host doesn’t get to weigh in with his thoughts about the talent. But this time, Crews has been given one of the coveted golden buzzers, which automatically sends a contestant into the next round, regardless of the judges’ votes. But as Crews told us, the buzzer comes with great power and an even greater responsibility. (Click on the media bar below to hear Terry Crews)
America’s Got Talent: The Champions airs Mondays at 8/7c on NBC.
This is the day that Brooklyn Nine-Nine fans have been waiting for: the show’s return after NBC literally brought it back from the dead. Every single cast member we’ve talked to has spoken about how chaotic and emotional the show’s cancellation and resurrection were, and Melissa Fumero is no different. In fact, she told us she’d never experienced anything like it in her entire life. (Click on the media bar below to hear Melissa Fumero)
Brooklyn Nine-Nine airs Thursday nights at 9/8c on its new home, NBC.