LOVING COUPLES COME TOGETHER TO SEE IF LOVE CONQUERS ALL -- OR AT LEAST CONQUERS OTHER CONTESTANTS VYING TO BRING HOME THE $50,000 GRAND PRIZE -
ON A SPECIAL VALENTINE'S DAY EDITION OF ABC'S WINTER "WIPEOUT"
"Wipeout -- Winter Wipeout: Valentine's Day Couples" - Host John Henson says, "On our Valentine's edition of Winter Wipeout, you can fall in love... and water... and mud!" Love is in the air, and so are our contestants on a special Valentine edition of the program. You'll see couples battle it out hand in hand on the Love Struck and at the Wipeout Wedding Reception. "Baby Makers," a "Pair-of-Troopers," "Lovers without Borders" and some "Backstage Parents" will find out if their love will conquer all, or at least bring them a $50,000 prize. Hosted by John Anderson (ESPN's "SportsCenter"), John Henson (E! Entertainment's "Talk Soup") and new co-host Vanessa Lachey ("ABC's True Beauty"), "Wipeout" airs THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 9 (8:00-9:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network.
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" "100 Ways to Leave a Game Show") 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