"LOVE HURTS," AS COUPLES WHAM, BAM AND SLAM FOR 50 GRAND
ON THIS WEEK'S SPECIAL COUPLES VS. COUPLES EDITION OF ABC'S "WIPEOUT"
"Episode 208" -- Couples collide! This week a special episode of "Wipeout" pits couples competing as a team against other couples to test their love, enthusiasm and stamina as the mud and water fly on The Diving Board Trapeze, Log Roll Maze and the Sweeper Buoy Run, some of the wild and outrageous new obstacles on this week's episode of "Wipeout," featuring the world's largest obstacle course. Hosted by John Anderson (ESPN's "SportsCenter,"), John Henson ("Talk Soup") and co-hosted by Jill Wagner, "Wipeout" airs WEDNESDAY, JULY 29 (8:00-9:02 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network. (Rebroadcast: OAD: 7/8/09)
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 ("Fear Factor") and Scott Larsen. 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.
For more information about "Wipeout," visit ABC.com.