SOME OF THE MOST MEMORABLE CHAMPIONS AND LOSERS RETURN TO THE COURSE
FOR A CHANCE TO WIN IT ALL AGAIN -- OR EXPERIENCE THE AGONY OF DEFEAT --
ON A SPECIALLY-THEMED WINNERS AND LOSERS EPISODE OF ABC'S "WIPEOUT"
"Winners and Losers" - This episode pairs up some of the most celebrated "Wipeout" champions with memorable contestants who didn't fare as well on the course from past seasons. These entertaining teams will play together as one when they take on the "Mash-Mallows," "Grin and Bear It" and the fan favorite "Big Balls," but they'll be on their own once they get to the Wipeout Zone to compete for the $50,000 grand prize. Returning players include "Freak of Nature," "Chaz Hands" and the "Circus Freak." Hosted by John Anderson (ESPN's "SportsCenter"), John Henson (E! Entertainment's "Talk Soup") and co-hosted by Vanessa Lachey (ABC's "True Beauty") "Wipeout" airs THURSDAY, AUGUST 16 (8:00-9:00 p.m., ET) on ABC.
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. This program carries a TV-PG,L parental guideline.
For more information on "Wipeout," visit ABC.com