TWENTY-FOUR LUCKY CONTESTANTS GO WHERE
THE COLD WIND BLOWS, ON ABC'S "WIPEOUT"
"Wipeout -Winter Wipeout: You Ain't Seen Nothing Yeti" - Host John Henson says, "It's not nice to laugh at the misfortunes of others. Unless they're on TV, and then it's fun for the whole family!" On the winter edition of "Wipeout," contestants are eager to shed their winter blues by winning cold hard cash. But first they'll encounter an absolutely abominable day on our snow-covered course, as they get slap shot by the hockey sticks and terrorized by a family of Yetis. Along the way, "Captain Planet," "The Whiz Kid" and a "Party Nurse" will try to skate their way to the %50,000 grand prize. Only one will conquer the most challenging obstacle of them all, the Winter Wipeout Zone, but from beginning to end� all will Wipeout! 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 SATURDAY, MARCH 10 (8:00-9:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network. (Rebroadcast. OAD 2/23/12)
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 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