American Ninja Warrior: Ninja vs Ninja (USA Network) – Premieres 1st March
Another American Ninja Warrior spin off that has more than a little in common with Team Ninja Warriors. In this iteration there are 36 teams consisting of 3 former Ninja Warrior contestants, all competing to become the overall champion.
In each episode there are two heats, where the teams progress if the get three victories over their opponents. The heats have an initial three runs where the ninjas go against each other one on one on a special course. If there is no winner after those rounds, then relay events are played out until a winner has been decided. After the two heats the winning teams from each go against each other and the winning team from that progresses in the competition.
For what it is the show is more enjoyable to watch than Team Ninja Warriors even though the format is near identical. That said it’s still not as good as the standard American Ninja Warrior, but it’s a decent enough way to burn 45 minutes.