THE ROCKET WITH ASTRONAUT, SWEEPER MACE AND BLADES OF FURY
ARE FEATURED ON THIS WEEKS EPISODE OF ABC'S "WIPEOUT"
"Episode 216" � "Wipeout" goes Hollywood with a special qualifier that culminates with the "Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs"* obstacle, where contestants must cross the tropical bridge and try to make it across the icy swing, on this week's episode of "Wipeout," WEDNESDAY, JUNE 24 (8:00-9:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network. This week episode also features The Rocket with Astronaut, Sweeper Mace and Blades of Fury!
* In "Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs," the sub-zero heroes go beneath the ice and discover a world of dinosaurs � in the movie magic of 3-D (opens July 1).
"Wipeout" is hosted by John Anderson (ESPN's "SportsCenter,"), John Henson ("Talk Soup") and co-hosted by Jill Wagner.
Each week 24 daring new contestants of all ages, shapes and sizes go head to head through four rounds of demanding but hilarious obstacle courses to win the title of "Wipeout Champion" and the $50,000 grand prize. In the end, only one contestant will win, while everyone else will Wipeout!
"Wipeout" executive producers are Matt Kunitz and Scott Larsen ("Fear Factor"). Shye Sutherland, Kevin Wehrenberg, Trice Barto and J. Rupert Thompson are co-executive producers. The series is produced by Endemol USA. David Goldberg is the chairman of Endemol North America.
About Endemol USA
Endemol USA is 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," "Wipeout," "1 VS 100," "Fear Factor," "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" and "Big Brother." Endemol USA is a division of the Endemol Group, 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 25 countries, including the major European markets, the U.S., South Africa, Argentina, Brazil, Mexico and Australia. Endemol is owned by a consortium consisting of Goldman Sachs Capital Partners, Mediaset Group and Cyrte Group.
"Wipeout" is broadcast in 720 Progressive (720P), ABC's selected HDTV format, with 5/1 channel surround sound. This program carries a TV-PG,L parental guideline.