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CONTESTANTS' SEA LEGS ARE PUT TO THE ULTIMATE TEST WHEN THEY FACE
THE BAD BOUYS, SWEPT AWAY AND OCEAN COMMOTION, ON ABC'S "WIPEOUT"
"Uncle Stevie's Squid Pit and BBQ" -- Something's definitely fishy on "Wipeout," as the Bad Buoys and Swept Away test our 24 contestants' sea legs. The turbulent waters are stirred further by Ocean Commotion, so that dry land has never hurt so good on the Panic Hammocks. Not to be outdone by the sponsorship from Uncle Stevie's Squid Pit and BBQ that host John Henson secured, Barsy also brings his own commercial into the episode, as we're introduced to his family business -- Barsy's House of Bars. Contestants including Gladiator, Starfire and Balloon Boy brave the course in an effort to win $50,000 with the best time in the Wipeout Zone. 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 ABC.
Note: This episode replaces "Batter Up." An episode entitled "Rats" will now air on Aug. 30.
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 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