FEARLESS CONTESTANTS COMPETE ON THE WILDEST OBSTACLE COURSE
EVER SEEN ON TV, IN "WIPEOUT," PREMIERING, TUESDAY, JUNE 24 ON ABC
John Anderson (ESPN's "SportsCenter") and Comedian John Henson ("Talk Soup") Host
"Episode 101" -- Human cannonballs! Human pinballs! Crashes, smashes and mud splashes! "Wipeout" features the world's largest obstacle course, designed to provide the most crashes, face plants and wipeouts ever seen on television. Viewers will laugh out loud at this hilarious, fun-filled hour. Hosted by John Anderson (ESPN's "SportsCenter"), John Henson ("Talk Soup") and co-hosted by Jill Wagner, "Wipeout" premieres TUESDAY, JUNE 24 (8:00-9:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network.
Each week 24 new contestants of all ages, shapes and sizes will go head to head through four rounds of grueling and physically demanding obstacles to battle for the title of "Wipeout Champion" and the grand prize of $50,000. Not only do the contestants change every week, so does the course. In the end, only one contestant will win, while everyone else will Wipeout!
Big Balls! Dizzy Dummy! Sucker Punch! Topple Towers! Killer Surf! are just a few of the wild and wacky obstacles our contestants will attempt to master in the season premiere. Contestants include a a deputy sheriff, a pastor, a go-go dancer, a masseuse, a waitress, a car show model, a senior credit manager and a handyman.
Executive producer is Matt Kunitz ("Fear Factor"). Co-executive producers are Scott Larsen and Shye Sutherland.
"Wipeout" is produced by Endemol USA. David Goldberg is the president of Endemol USA, a leading producer of television programming specializing in reality and non-scripted genres for network and cable television. The company produces the break-out hits "Deal or No Deal," "1 vs 100," "Fear Factor," "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" and "Big Brother." Endemol USA is a division of Endemol Holding, a prominent international content developer, producer and distributor of television and online programming. The company, headquartered in the Netherlands, has subsidiaries and joint ventures in 21 countries, including the major European markets, the U.S., South Africa, Argentina, Brazil, Mexico and Australia. Endemol Entertainment is a fully owned subsidiary of telecommunications giant Telef�nica S.A., one of the largest companies in Spain.
"Wipeout" is broadcast with Spanish subtitles via secondary closed captioning. A TV parental guideline will be posted closer to airdate.