"WIPEOUT" RETURNS FOR SEASON THREE WITH
"WELCOME BACK AMERICA," FEATURING MORE SLAMS, MORE JAMS
AND MORE OH MANS!, TUESDAY, JUNE 22 ON ABC
"Welcome Back America" - "Wipeout" returns for Season Three on TUESDAY, JUNE 22 (8:00-9:00 p.m., ET), welcoming back America with an all-new course and qualifier stunts. The Fence Flapper, Double Cross and Bruiseball are three of the wild and outrageous new obstacles featured in the world's largest obstacle course contestants will face this season.
We've also raised the stakes with an all-new Wipeout Zone, and the fan favorite Big Balls are back, but with a twist - the Motivator is now the platform that contestants stand on, which sneaks up on them and smacks them from behind, hurling them on the Big Balls if they hesitate.
Each week, 24 energetic 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 be victorious, while everyone else will wipeout!
"Wipeout" is hosted by John Henson (E! Entertainment's "Talk Soup") and John Anderson (ESPN's "SportsCenter"). Jill Wagner is co-host. "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," "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. For more information, please visit http://www.endemolusa.tv. Endemol is a privately held company.
"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 on "Wipeout," visit ABC.com