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TF1 orders local Ninja Warrior

Ninja-WarriorTF1 has ordered a local version of the popular physical gameshow format Sasuke/Ninja Warrior.

The show, which was created by Japanese free-to-air broadcaster Tokyo Broadcasting System, has been remade around the world, including in the US where American Ninja Warrior is on NBC.

In France, TF1’s in-house programming department TF1 Production, which also makes the local adaptation of Dancing with the Stars, will make the French Ninja Warrior.

The format challenges ordinary people to complete a huge and increasingly challenging assault course. TF1 acquired local rights to the show from Story Lab and Dentsu.

Fabrice Bailly, head of programming at the French commercial broadcaster said: “TF1 aims to enhance its range of headlining programme brands with broad appeal that can be rolled out across all screens through innovative digital proposals. Ninja Warrior fully ties in with that approach.”