Air Date: Saturday, January 14, 2012
Time Slot: 8:00 PM-9:00 PM EST on ABC
Episode Title: (#405) "Winter Wipeout: Hockey Pucks and Bieber Fever" (Repeat)
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"Winter Wipeout: Hockey Pucks and Bieber Fever" - "Remember the 'Agony of Defeat' guy? It's like that for a whole hour!," says host John Henson. Contestants pay a visit to the Gingerbread House, guaranteed to hit them right on the sweet spot, which in turn earns them a one-way ticket to Big Ball-ville. Players will also face the Yule Log Jam, which was liked so much that a ring was put on it. Meanwhile, John Henson catches Bieber Fever which quickly goes to his head -- Henson then steps out of the warm and cozy booth he's accustomed to and makes his way down on to the cold and frozen course. Upon joining the contestants, he helps break the ice among them by flinging over-sized hockey pucks at their heads with amazing accuracy as they strive to make it past the obstacles in the Wipeout Ice Arena. Only three tough contestants will move on to the Winter Wipeout Zone, battling it out for $50,000. Hosted by John Anderson (ESPN's "SportsCenter"), John Henson (E! Entertainment's "Talk Soup") and co-hosted by Jill Wagner, "Wipeout" airs SATURDAY, JANUARY 14 (8:00-9:00 p.m., ET), on the ABC Television Network. (Rebroadcast. OAD 2/3/11)

Note: This episode replaces "A Sight for Sore Ice" which moves to Jan. 26 (8:00-9:00 p.m., ET)

Each week, 24 energetic new 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 be victorious; 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 break-out 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 http://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

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