24 PLAYERS STEP UP TO THE PLATE ONLY TO GET KNOCKED OFF THEIR FEET
BY NEW OBSTACLES BATTER UP AND KARATE CLASS, ON ABC'S "WIPEOUT"
"Batter Up" - Hey batter, batter! 24 contestants step up to face the Batter Up obstacle only to end up striking out repeatedly. The competitors then go on to receive a lesson they'd just as soon forget in the Wipeout Karate Class, before chaos spreads on the Panic Hammocks. Players including a Geriatric Groupie, a Southern Belle and a Cougar Hunter are left feeling dizzy from the Spin Psycho. Only 1 of the final 3 left standing in the Wipeout Zone will have bragging rights to call him or herself a Wipeout Champion. 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 23 (8:00-9:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network. (Rebroadcast. OAD: 8/2/12)
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, 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