SNOWMAN SURPRISE, YULE LOG JAM AND POLAR BEAR EXPRESS
ARE FEATURED ON ABC'S WINTER "WIPEOUT"
"Winter Wipeout: Some People Just Don't Know When to Quit" - Host John Henson says, "You can't spell 'winner' without 'Winter Wipeout.' At least I think you can't...I don't test well." In this episode contestants will face the Snowman Surprise, including "Booty Pop" who butts in on the Yule Log Jam, a Dolphin Impressionist who chatters on about the Big Balls, all while a "Studly Student" and "Pretty Piggy" run for their lives on the Polar Bear Express. Everyone, including a wishy-washy contestant dubbed "The Quitter," has high hopes of winning $50,000 in the Wipeout Zone. Hosted by John Anderson (ESPN's "SportsCenter"), John Henson (E! Entertainment's "Talk Soup") and co-hosted by Jill Wagner, "Wipeout" airs THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 17 (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