THE COMPETITION TO BRING HOME THE $50,000 GRAND PRIZE IS MORE ENTERTAINING THAN EVER WHEN HOST JOHN HENSON PUTS HIS SIGNATURE TOUCH ON NEW OBSTACLES INCLUDING THE HENSON HEADSHOTS, SLAPPY MEAL AND SPIN PSYCHO ON ABC'S "WIPEOUT"
"It's the John Henson Show" - "Wipeout" - Nobody is safe when host John Henson takes over the show and wreaks havoc on all contestants including "Cat Zombie," "Stunt Child" and "Burger Flipper." Players quickly learn there are no 'Henson-tives' to earn on the course when they take on all-new obstacles such as the Henson Headshots, Slappy Meal and the Spin Psycho, leaving all competitors wishing John would just stay in the Wipeout booth! Only the final 3 contestants with the fastest times will earn a spot in the ever challenging Wipeout Zone to try and become $50,000 dollars richer. Hosted by John Anderson (ESPN's "SportsCenter"), John Henson (E! Entertainment's "Talk Soup") and co-hosted by Vanessa Lachey (ABC's True Beauty), this episode of "Wipeout" airs THURSDAY, JULY 12 (9:00-10:00 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, 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 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.
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