Air Date: Thursday, January 27, 2011
Time Slot: 8:00 PM-9:00 PM EST on ABC
Episode Title: (#404) "Winter Wipeout: Baby It's Blob Outside"
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"Winter Wipeout: Baby It's Blob Outside" - "It's the most dramatic winter event since Frosty the Snowman melted," says host John Henson. Before encountering two Snowman Sweepers out to avenge Frosty's demise, contestants must first be launched upwards of 50-feet in the air on the Winter Brrr Blob and then come face to face the ever-popular Snowtivator and Big Balls. All the while, aliens run rampant on the course, tormenting players like "The Last Human," "Perfect 10" and the tiniest and cutest contestant of them all, "Mikachu!" After a harrowing run on the Ski Lift and a triple word score to the head on The Seven-Letter Word, only three tough contestants will move on to the Winter Wipeout Zone, battling it out for $50,000. Hosted by John Anderson (ESPN's "SportsCenter"), John Henson (E! Entertainment's "Talk Soup") and co-hosted by Jill Wagner, "Wipeout" airs THURSDAY, JANUARY 27 (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

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