Air Date: Tuesday, June 28, 2011
Time Slot: 8:00 PM-9:00 PM EST on ABC
Episode Title: (#418) "Let's Make a Wipeout"
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"Let's Make a Wipeout" - "The only thing better than watching someone fall down is watching a LOT of people fall down," says host John Henson. "Wipeout" welcomes a Dean of Students, a Philosopher and a Game Show Pedigree Contestant whose parents were featured on the classic version of "The Newlyweds." All of them quickly realize that this is not your typical game show, as they're thrown for a loop on the Lawnmower, bounced off the Big Balls, contend with the always treacherous Mood Swing and finish the qualifier in a literal Chinese Food Buffet of wipeouts. After getting egg rolled, the top 12 contestants will see double trouble on the Scareousel with Double Danglers. Only three of the strongest willed contestants move on to the Wipeout Zone to play for a $50,000 prize. Hosted by John Anderson (ESPN's "SportsCenter"), John Henson (E! Entertainment's "Talk Soup") and co-hosted by Jill Wagner, this special episode of "Wipeout" airs TUESDAY, JUNE 28 (8:00-9:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network.

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" 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 mega 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 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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