Air Date: Thursday, March 24, 2011
Time Slot: 8:00 PM-9:00 PM EST on ABC
Episode Title: (#410) "Spring Wipeout: Ballsy Shows Off His Giblets"
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"Spring Wipeout: Ballsy Shows Off His Giblets" - "It's time to Spring forward... let us worry about the falling back part," says host John Henson. Ballsy has been let loose in the "Wipeout" Kitchen and has served up some interesting dishes for the contestants, including his world famous giblets! Contestants must first face the Flipsy Daisy, contend with the ever-popular Big Balls, and take a leap of faith on the Spring Fling before arriving at a smorgasbord of Ballsy's favorite delectables at the end of the Qualifier. The group is narrowed to six people on the Scareousel, followed up by the Springtime in Paris challenge, where only three people who successfully jump and splatter across the City of Lights will move on to the Spring Wipeout Zone for a chance to take home the $50,000 prize. Hosted by John Anderson (ESPN's "SportsCenter"), John Henson (E! Entertainment's "Talk Soup") and co-hosted by Jill Wagner, "Wipeout" airs THURSDAY, MARCH 24 (8:00-9:00 p.m., ET), on ABC.

Note: This program will repeat Saturday, March 26 (8:00-9:00 p.m., ET).

Each week, 24 enthusiastic 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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