ABC'S WINTER "WIPEOUT" ARRIVES WITH AN ALL-NEW SNOW FILLED COURSE
FEATURING NANA'S HOUSE, THE CLASSIC BIG BALLS AND THE SPINNING SKI LIFT
"Over the Big Balls to Nana's House We Go" - Host John Henson says, "My nana hasn't had so many visitors since they served that search warrant in '97." On this week's premiere episode of "Wipeout," they're sorry it's cold outside, but our contestants will surely warm your hearts with laughter as they take bone-chilling tumbles on a delightful trip to Nana's House and face new obstacles such as the Snowplow Sweeper, take on the classic Big Balls with an all-new Snow-tivator, and take a wild ride on the Spinning Ski Lift. After surviving ice slick spills and frost bitten falls, our final three contestants will move on to largest Wipeout Zone ever. Hosted by John Anderson (ESPN's "SportsCenter,"), John Henson (E! Entertainment's "Talk Soup") and co-hosted by Jill Wagner, "Wipeout" airs THURSDAY, JANUARY 6 (8:00-9:00 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