SUMMER SEASON PREMIERE
IT'S AN EPIC BATTLE OF THE SEXES WITH A TWIST WHEN IT'S HOTTIES VERSUS NERDS BATTLING IT OUT, ON THE SUMMER SEASON PREMIERE OF ABC'S "WIPEOUT"
"Hotties versus Nerds" - "Wipeout" returns for its summer season premiere, THURSDAY,
JUNE 23 (8:00-9:00 p.m., ET). "Tonight it's Hotties vs. Nerds, which is about the only time you'll see those two words together in a sentence," says host John Henson. The summer premiere boasts an epic battle of the sexes -- with a twist -- pitting 12 of the most beautiful hotties against 12 of the geekiest nerds in a rivalry as old as time, as they hit the field and battle it out for $50, 000. As 24 players race through the all-new qualifier, the hotties will take some amazing falls while the nerds take some blundering tumbles, but only the final three will earn a spot in the Wipeout Zone. The hotties and nerds will run through the Wipeout Carwash, which soaks up contestants before the wax is applied -- Wipeout-style. After the field is narrowed to 12, Total Carnage makes its debut, a new stunt that definitely lives up to its name. A group of six will then move on to the Wipeout Play Set to see which one of the final three can bring home bragging rights and the title of Wipeout Champion. Hosted by John Anderson (ESPN's "SportsCenter"), John Henson (E! Entertainment's "Talk Soup") and co-hosted by Jill Wagner.
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. Only one contestant will be victorious, 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