FAMILY MEMBERS ARE PUT TO THE ULTIMATE TEST TO FIND OUT IF BLOOD
IS ACTUALLY THICKER THAN WATER -- OR MUD -- ON ABC'S "WIPEOUT"
"The Family That Wipeouts Together" - "Parental guidance is suggested. Unless your parent suggests you run the Wipeout course together, in which case you should contact authorities immediately," says host John Henson. Pairs of family members play together on the world's largest obstacle course for some real family bonding. It's all relative, as teams first encounter the Double Bubble Trouble before they try to fight gravity in the Space-themed Double Barrel. Only six sets of family members will battle it out on Total Carnage, and even fewer will take a swing on the Wipeout Playset. From there, only two duos with the strongest family ties and fastest time will go head-to-head in the Wipeout Zone for a cool $50,000 prize to share. Hosted by John Anderson (ESPN's "SportsCenter"), John Henson (E! Entertainment's "Talk Soup") and co-hosted by Jill Wagner, "Wipeout" airs THURSDAY, AUGUST 25 (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 ("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. This program carries a TV-PG,L parental guideline.
For more information on "Wipeout," visit ABC.com