TBS has announced that production for season five of the U.S. version of the TBS sports entertainment show SASUKE has begun. As with last year, season five of American Ninja Warrior will air simultaneously on NBC as well as on pay-TV on the Esquire Channel (formerly G4). 

For the new season, former NFL pro-turned NFL Network analyst Akbar Gbaja Biamilia and ESPN’s two-time Emmy winning sports broadcaster Jenn Brown will join Matt Iseman as co-hosts of the series.