LAND LOVING CONTESTANTS WILL FACE THE RUMBLE BRIDGE, TRAMPOLINE SWEEPER
AND A PIRATE THEMED CIRCLE CHALLENGE ON THE FIRST OF TWO BACK-TO-BACK,
SEASON-CLOSING EPISODES OF ABC'S "WIPEOUT"
"Ahoy, Ye Land Lubbers" - "I originally misinterpreted the 'pirate' theme and sold illegal copies of the show out of the trunk of my car," says host John Henson. Land loving contestants, including a life-long Hulkamaniac and Flash Dancer, will face the Rumble Bridge and Trampoline Sweeper. In addition, courageous competitors will have to dodge cannonballs and squid chum raining down from the swashbuckling themed Circle Challenge on this week's episode of "Wipeout," featuring the world's largest obstacle course. Hosted by John Anderson (ESPN's "SportsCenter,"), John Henson (E! Entertainment's "Talk Soup") and co-hosted by Jill Wagner, "Wipeout" airs TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 14 (8:00-9:01 p.m., ET), on the ABC Television Network.
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" 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