Air Date: Thursday, May 12, 2011
Time Slot: 8:00 PM-9:00 PM EST on ABC
Episode Title: (#414) "Spring Wipeout: Dirty Laundry"
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"Spring Wipeout: Dirty Laundry" - "Wipeout offers contestants a chance to air their dirty laundry...but unfortunately we have no gentle cycle. They get it right in the �delicates,'" says host John Henson. Twenty-four players will fall, tumble and make magnificent splashes when they try to cross the Faulty Bridge and encounter the unforgiving Twister Mill. All contestants will then have dirty laundry as they race through the course, but are sure to be left spotless and hung out to dry in the Wipeout Laundromat. The first six players that get through the Scareousel will move closer to compete on the Super Tramp challenge that will cut the group down to the final three, who will then get their chance to race across the Spring Wipeout Zone and bring home $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 12 (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

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