Air Date: Thursday, August 04, 2011
Time Slot: 8:00 PM-9:00 PM EST on ABC
Episode Title: (#425) "Is That a Potato in Your Sack or Are You Just Happy to Wipeout?"
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"Is That a Potato in Your Sack or Are You Just Happy to Wipeout?" - "This week features a new obstacle called �Kindergarten Chaos,' where contestants go down for a nap... and the count," says host John Henson. Afternoon arts & crafts and morning recess get combined into one big sloppy Wipeout mess, tripping up contestants at every turn. Players quickly realize that it's not child's play when they're introduced to Kindergarten Chaos, complete with flying paint and dodge balls, leaving boo-boo's on all as they make their way through the course. A Pumpkin Farmer goes up against a Baby Boxer and a contestant who can't stop laughing, as they all endure Nana's cooking before taking on an elevated sweeper arm while donning potato sacks. It's anybody's race for $50,000, and it's guaranteed that things will get messy for these grown up kiddos. Hosted by John Anderson (ESPN's "SportsCenter"), John Henson (E! Entertainment's "Talk Soup") and co-hosted by Jill Wagner, "Wipeout airs THURSDAY, AUGUST 4 (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" 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 ("101 Ways to Leave a Game Show," "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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