"WIPEOUT" PRESENTS THE FIRST ANNUAL "WIPEY AWARDS,"
AUGUST 12 ON ABC
"Episode 109" -- "Wipeout" presents the first annual "Wipey Awards." In proper awards show fashion, John Henson and John Anderson celebrate the best of the best crazy contestants, memorable moments and spectacular wipeouts from the season so far. "Wipeys" will be given out in multiple categories -- such as the Dizziest Dummy, Best Big Balls Technique, Best Romance, Best Wipeout on a Non-Obstacle -- and will culminate in the biggest award, "Best Wipeout." Hosted by John Anderson (ESPN's "SportsCenter"), John Henson ("Talk Soup") and co-hosted by Jill Wagner, "Wipeout" airs TUESDAY, AUGUST 12 (8:00-9:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network.
In addition to the awards, there will be never-before-seen footage, including hilarious outtakes and bloopers with our sideline reporter, Jill Wagner. So gather the family, grab a big pitcher of big balls and join us for a night of fun, falls and faceplants, when a chosen few will be presented the coveted Big Ball trophy.
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.