IT'S THE BEST OF THE BEST, THE CREAM OF THE CROP, AS THE "WIPEOUT"
MID-SUMMER NIGHT CLASSIC MAKES ITS RETURN WITH FAVORITE ALL STARS
COMPETING ON AN ALL-NEW OBSTACLE COURSE
"All Stars" -- "�Wipeout'�harvesting face plants since 2008," says host John Henson. This week "Wipeout" features some of the favorite contestants to ever step foot on the world's largest obstacle course, as they return for a second shot at $50,000 dollars in this special All-Star episode. Will "Fruitcake" Matt Christopherson, "Tina Turner" Gary Shields, Jr. or any of the Gipe sisters survive the Double Sweeper Dive to make it to a round of Jump the Shark? You won't want to miss who will turn this shot at redemption into a Wipeout payday! Hosted by John Anderson (ESPN's "SportsCenter"), John Henson (E! Entertainment's "Talk Soup") and co-hosted by Jill Wagner, "Wipeout" airs TUESDAY, AUGUST 30 (8:00-9:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network. (Rebroadcast. OAD 7/14/11)
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 guideline.
For more information on "Wipeout," visit ABC.com