Japan's TBS network is bringing "Sasuke," aired by NBC's G4 as "American Ninja Warrior," to Malaysia to promote physical fitness in a country where half the people under 30 are overweight.
G4 has given the go-ahead for a third season of "American Ninja Warrior," and in a move of corporate synergy will air the final two episodes on NBC.
G4 is launching a Yankee version of one of Japan's favorite shows.
Returning to more esoteric territory after directing "All My Sons" on Broadway, Simon McBurney's latest is a gorgeous miniature in a series of over-elaborate postmodern frames.
Once such a hard sell, Japanese gameshow formats are a hot item overseas, especially in the West.