BEING FAST WILL PAY OUT CASH WHEN CONTESTANTS ENCOUNTER
THE WIPEOUT VIDEO GAME SPINNER, JIGGILATOR AND
THE DOUBLE BARREL SURFING SAFARI, ON ABC'S "WIPEOUT"
"Does This Avatar Make Me Look Fat?" -"My avatar is so real you can feel it... until it hurts," says host John Henson. Twenty four contestants will want to make their way through the qualifier with an extra pep in their step, since the player with the fastest time will be awarded an added bonus $25,000 cash prize from Activision. Players will first meet the Wipeout Video Game Spinner before taking tumbles off the classic Big Balls. Contestants then get jiggled on the Jiggilator, where we've added an overzealous helping hand to assist them with their balance... or lack thereof. From there, it's surf's up - or rather down -- as competitors try to catch a wave on the Double Barrel Surfing Safari, making for headlong Wipeouts. Hosted by John Anderson (ESPN's "SportsCenter"), John Henson
(E! Entertainment's "Talk Soup") and co-hosted by Jill Wagner, "Wipeout" airs TUESDAY,
SEPTEMBER 13 (8:00-9:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network.
Note: This episode replaces "Blind Date 2.0: This Could Get Ugly," which will now air as the Season Finale on September 15 (8:00-10:00 p.m., ET).
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 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.