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[03/04/10 - 11:46 AM]
ABC Announces the Premiere of "Wipeout," Tuesday, June 22
The series moves from Wednesday nights, where it aired last summer.

[via press release from ABC]

ABC ANNOUNCES THE PREMIERE OF "WIPEOUT," TUESDAY, JUNE 22

ABC's hit summer series "Wipeout," returns for Season Three on TUESDAY, JUNE 22 (8:00-9:00 p.m., ET). Contestants will compete in the world's largest extreme obstacle course, providing the biggest spills and spectacular wipeouts ever seen on television. "Wipeout" was just nominated for a Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Award and was voted by Entertainment Weekly's readers as Reality TV's Guiltiest Pleasure.

The third season of "Wipeout" will feature brand new, bigger, better and wilder obstacles, in addition to specially themed episodes like "Ladies Night," "Family Edition" and "Wipeout Blind Date." 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!

The series is hosted by John Anderson (ESPN's "SportsCenter,"), John Henson ("Talk Soup") and co-hosted by Jill Wagner.

"Wipeout" executive producers are Matt Kunitz ("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.

For more information on "Wipeout," visit ABC.com





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