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WIPEOUT
Air Date: Sunday, July 27, 2014
Time Slot: 7:00 PM-9:00 PM EST on ABC
Episode Title: (#707-120) "Blind Date: Falling for You"
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THIS WEEK'S "WIPEOUT" SETS UP SINGLE GUYS AND GALS RIGHT ON THE COURSE BEFORE SENDING THEM OFF ON THE CRAZIEST BLIND DATE EVER

"Blind Date: Falling For You" -- Slick your hair back and spray on your sexiest perfume, "Blind Date Wipeout" returns for a 5th edition with 12 paired contestants who are single and ready to mingle, on "Wipeout," SUNDAY, JULY 27 (7:00-9:00 p.m., ET). These 12 teams including "The Love Bugs," "Sweet Talkers," and "The Elephant Lovers," will be eager to fall in love and find their true soul mates through a full day of romantic activities. They will be frolicking gracefully through the "Angry Organ Grinder," followed by an Italian dinner reservation at "Splergios," while all hoping to be swept off their feet by "The Sweeper." The top 4 contestants will move on to take on the Wipeout Zone, however, only 1 couple will walk away with the cash prize and a spot to compete in the epic "Tournament of Champions" battle at the end of the season.

"Wipeout" is hosted by John Anderson (ESPN's "SportsCenter"), John Henson (E!'s "Talk Soup") and co-hosted by Jill Wagner (MTV's "Teen Wolf").

The seventh season of ABC's hit game show, "Wipeout," will feature the first ever "Tournament of Champions" with the winner from each episode returning to compete against one another in an epic battle for the title of Ultimate Wipeout Champion. Leading up to the tournament, each episode will showcase 24 adventurous players of all shapes and sizes as they compete in a brand new obstacle course designed to showcase the best body flips, biggest splashes and amazing wipeouts that you won't want to miss.

"Wipeout" was created by executive producers Matt Kunitz ("101 Ways to Leave a Game Show," "Fear Factor") and Scott Larsen. Kevin Wehrenberg, Trice Barto and J. Rupert Thompson are also executive producers. The series is produced by Endemol USA.

About Endemol North America

Endemol North America is part of Endemol, the largest independent television and digital studio in the world comprised of a global network of around 90 companies in more than 30 countries. They are a leading producer of television programming specializing in unscripted and scripted genres for network and cable television. Endemol USA produces hit series including "Big Brother" (CBS); "Wipeout" (ABC) "Freakshow" (AMC) and the syndicated daytime show "Steve Harvey." They are also known for some of the most popular non-scripted primetime programming in North America, including "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" and "Fear Factor." Endemol USA launched Endemol Studios, a scripted television studio operation, in August, 2011. Scripted series include "Hell on Wheels" (AMC) and "Low Winter Sun" (AMC). Endemol USA's subsidiary production companies include Authentic Entertainment ("Here Comes Honey Boo Boo"), 51 Minds ("Flavor of Love"), Original Media ("Comic Book Men") and True Entertainment ("Real Housewives of Atlanta"). Endemol USA is a division of the Endemol Group, a leading international content developer, producer and distributor of television and online programming. The company, headquartered in the Netherlands, has over 80 subsidiaries and joint ventures in over 30 countries, including the major European markets, the U.S., Australia, Argentina, Brazil, Mexico and South Africa. Endemol is a privately held company. For more information, please visit www.endemolusa.tv.

"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

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WIPEOUT (ABC)
BROADCAST HISTORY:
6/24/08 - ???
STATUS:
on hiatus or fate to be determined
TIME SLOT:
completed airing its current season
CURRENT SEASON:
7 (13 episodes)
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ADDITIONAL NOTES:
completed airing its seventh season on 9/7/14; has yet to be renewed for an eighth season
DESCRIPTION:
(from ABC's press release, March 2014) As summer temperatures heat up, everyone's favorite Big Balls are coming back! Each episode will showcase twenty four daring contestants of all shapes and sizes as they compete in the world's largest extreme obstacle course, but for the first time ever, winners will be brought together at the end of the season for a "Tournament of Champions," during which they will compete for the title of Ultimate Wipeout Champion. The season will continue to bring lots of laughter, with new special themed episodes, including a chance to win a date with Jill Wagner, and the return of some of our favorites, such as "Family," "Exes," and "Hotties vs. Nerds." In the end, only one contestant will be victorious and win the title of Wipeout Champion, while everyone else will "wipeout!"
PRINCIPAL CAST INFORMATION:
· Jill Wagner as Co-Host (Season 1-4, 6-)
· John Anderson as Host
· John Henson as Host
RECURRING/PREVIOUS CAST INFORMATION:
· Vanessa Minnillo as Co-Host (Season 5)
CREW INFORMATION:
· J. Rupert Thompson as EP
· Kevin Wehrenberg as EP
· Matt Kunitz as EP
· Scott Larsen as EP
· Trice Barto as EP
GENRE(S):
· game show
STUDIO INFORMATION:
· Endemol USA