Air Date: Thursday, February 10, 2011
Time Slot: 8:00 PM-9:00 PM EST on ABC
Episode Title: (#406) "Winter Wipeout: This Little Piggy Went to Wipeout"
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"Winter Wipeout: This Little Piggy Went to Wipeout" - "We've got frost on our Balls! Now do we have your attention?," asks host John Henson. The Holiday Hams make their presence felt when they leave chilly contestants glazed and confused as they're tossed in the air. Players like "The Hockey-Hottie," "Ripped Rhino" and "Mr. Grinch" receive a frosty reception from the Snowplow Sweeper and try to avoid the icy plunge off the Wipeout Ski Lift, as temperatures continue to drop with each arctic blast launched their way. In the end, there will only be three who conquer the snow-laden course on their way to earn a spot in the Winter Wipeout Zone, with the winner taking home $50,000 dollars. Hosted by John Anderson (ESPN's "SportsCenter"), John Henson (E! Entertainment's "Talk Soup") and co-hosted by Jill Wagner, "Wipeout" airs THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 10 (8:00-9:00 p.m., ET), on the ABC Television Network. (Note: This program will repeat Saturday, February 19 from 8:00-9:00 p.m., ET).

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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