LOVE IS IN THE AIR WHEN ABC PAIRS UP 12 SINGLE GUYS AND 12 SINGLE GIRLS
TAKING ON OUTRAGEOUS NEW OBSTACLES -- SUCH AS LOVE HANDLES FLING SET, OVERDRIVE AND BRUISEBALL -- ON ABC'S "WIPEOUT"
"Wipeout Blind Date" - We've paired up 12 single guys and 12 single girls to take on the "Wipeout" course as their first date and a chance to win a grand prize of $100,000 in a two-hour episode. Love Handles Fling Set, Overdrive and Bruiseball are three wild and crazy new obstacles featured in the world's largest obstacle course. Hosted by John Anderson (ESPN's "SportsCenter"), John Henson ("Talk Soup") and co-hosted by Jill Wagner, "Wipeout Blind Date" airs THURSDAY,
MARCH 10 (8:00-10:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network. (Rebroadcast: OAD: 6/1/10)
Note: This two-hour episode replaces "Winter Wipeout: The Musical," which previously had been scheduled from 8:00-9:00 p.m.
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