EMPLOYEES AND THEIR BOSSES SIGN UP TO TAKE ON THE ULTIMATE LEARNING COURSE WITH OBSTACLES GUARANTEED TO PROVIDE FACE-PLANTING FAILURE, ON ABC'S "WIPEOUT"
"Boss and Employee 2012" - "Wipeout" - The Boss and Employee special returns for more team building exercises when partners made up of employees and their actual bosses learn that getting to the top is no simple task, as they attempt to climb The Corporate Ladder together, followed by a confidence shattering lesson on The Pound About before a challenging water cooler conversation with Bigfoot in the petrified forest. Contestants including "The Cool Coaches," "The Trojan Men" and "The Pranking Pastors" will work together all day, but go at it alone in the Wipeout Zone for a chance to bring home a $50,000 pay day. 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, AUGUST 2 (8:00-9:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network. (Rebroadcast. OAD: 7/10/12)
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 ("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 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.
For more information on "Wipeout," visit ABC.com