Air Date: Tuesday, June 21, 2011
Time Slot: 8:00 PM-9:00 PM EST on ABC
Episode Title: (#416) "Summer Sneak Peek"
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"Summer Sneak Peek" - "Wipeout" returns with a special sneak peek to kick off the summer season, TUESDAY, JUNE 21 (8:00-9:00 p.m., ET). "It's the best sneak peek you can have without a cover charge and a two drink minimum," says host John Henson. With summer here, it's time to showcase people flying head over heels on all-new stunts and a brand new obstacle course. During the qualifier, 24 players will battle it out for a chance to win $50,000, encountering first the Wipeout Wall -- its name will not disappoint -- having a crash course of Driver's Ed and taking on the infamous Big Balls, which greet them with a new motivator. Only the mightiest three will advance to the 70-foot, spine chilling drop from the towering Flume of Doom into the all-new Wipeout Zone, which is chock-full of challenging new stunts for total Wipeout enjoyment. Contestants will also face the Illusion-ator and Wipeout Play Set. "Wipeout" is hosted by John Anderson (ESPN's "SportsCenter"), John Henson (E! Entertainment's "Talk Soup") and co-hosted by Jill Wagner,

Each week, 24 new exciting 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 win, while everyone else will Wipeout!

"Wipeout" is hosted by John Henson (E! Entertainment's "Talk Soup") and John Anderson (ESPN's "SportsCenter"). Jill Wagner is co-host. "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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