CONTESTANTS DON'T KNOW WHAT HITS THEM WHEN SPRING TRAINING
DEBUTS, FOLLOWED BY THE ZIP LINE SPRING FLING; PLUS, THE WIPEOUT
KITCHEN CANDY STORE HITS THE SWEET SPOT, ON ABC'S SPRING "WIPEOUT"
"Spring Wipeout: The Most Dramatic Rose Ceremony Ever" - "Our obstacle course brings contestants to their knees. Or in this case... one knee. What �Wipeout' has joined together, let no man separate...," says host John Henson. Talk about spring training! In an episode full of surprises at every turn, contestants -- including a ladies' man, a recording artist and The Proposer -- face a fistful of troubles on the Qualifier before jumping over the Big Balls, taking a Zip Line run onto the Spring Fling and experiencing a blast of sugary delights to the face at the Candy Store in the Wipeout Kitchen. Follow that up with a grueling trip on the Scareousel, and only six people will compete on the all-new Supertramp challenge. The three people with the best hurdling skills will then move on the Spring Wipeout Zone, where we'll see if one contestant will follow through with his promise to Jill by proposing to his girlfriend after winning $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, MAY 5 (8:00-9:00 p.m., ET), on the ABC Television Network.
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. A TV parental guideline will be assigned closer to airdate.
For more information on "Wipeout," visit ABC.com