or


[10/05/11 - 08:33 AM]
New Speed(TM) Original "Whipped" Challenges a Car Owner's Sensibilities
The automotive based game and racing show set to premiere in 2012.

[via press release from Speed]

NEW SPEED(TM) ORIGINAL "WHIPPED" CHALLENGES a CAR OWNER'S SENSIBILITIES

SHOW COMES FROM the PRODUCERS of POP CULTURE FAVORITE WIPEOUT

NEW SERIES SET to PREMIERE in 2012

Scott Larsen (Creator & Executive Producer) and Jonathan Arthur (Producer), who produce hit television show Wipeout, have another over-the-top series on the horizon. Whipped, presented by Castrol, is an automotive based game and racing show set to premiere on national cable television network SPEED in 2012.

The concept is simple; four contestants battle each other while driving around various metal contraptions and giant swinging objects that make up an intimidating automotive obstacle course. Then, the last challenger standing is prepped for one final hurdle - at speed. It's a new twist on an already popular formula, as the Whipped production team rethinks how a 'race track' could be constructed.

According to Arthur, "audiences should buckle up and enjoy the ride.

"Participants are going challenge by challenge with a single elimination per round, until there is one contestant left," said Arthur, executive producer on the show. "That last contestant then gets into our high-powered, race-prepped car to attempt the 'Ultimate Challenge.' How well they do, determines how much we trick out their ride."

What's the catch? The challengers have to use their own vehicles.

"People have been very willing to take a chance. They see the glory behind it, and the opportunity to get the car of their dreams," Arthur explains. "On the day we are explaining the first obstacle to them - and they are face to face with a menacing looking battering ram or a giant metal barrel - they may change their tune a little bit. It's going to make for great television when those contestants are introduced to the obstacles, and we watch their emotions change as they prepare.

"We've seen some well-equipped BMWs, high-powered Mercedes-Benz, Porsches, EVOs and some really nice vehicles," Arthur continued. "We've already had somebody with a $70,000 2011 Mercedes C63 AMG want to compete. It's somebody who's willing to take it through its paces on our course, willing to get it knocked around, have some paint scraped off or windows knocked out - in the name of being the best."

While Wipeout has become one of the most iconic shows within pop culture television, the Whipped series may speak a little more to the producers.

"Scott and I are both 'car enthusiasts' and have spent years behind the wheel, with different cars and even trucks," Arthur said. "So, it's a 'passion project' that we've put together here. For Scott, being the creator of Wipeout, it wasn't difficult for him to put this together conceptually, and I came on board shortly thereafter."

The project is produced by Scott Larsen and Jonathan Arthur for Hey Larsen, Inc., and Adam Rosenblatt, Christian Horner and Jamie Rosenblatt for H2R Productions.

About SPEED(TM)

SPEED, anchored by its popular and wide-ranging coverage of NASCAR, is the nation's first and only cable television network dedicated to automotive and motorcycle racing, performance and lifestyle. Now available in nearly 84 million homes in North America, SPEED, a member of the FOX Sports Media Group, is among the industry leaders in interactive TV, video on demand, mobile initiatives and broadband services, including SPEED2, a groundbreaking new broadband network featuring live, streaming and on-demand events complementing offerings of the linear network. For more information, please visit SPEED.com, the online motor sports authority.

About FOX Sports Media Group

FOX Sports Media Group (FSMG) is the umbrella entity representing News Corporation's wide array of multi-platform US-based sports assets under Chairman & CEO David Hill. Built with brands that are capable of reaching more than 100 million viewers in a single weekend, FSMG includes ownership and interests in linear television networks, digital and mobile programming, broadband platforms, multiple web sites, joint-venture businesses and several licensing partnerships. FSMG now includes FOX Sports, the sports television arm of the FOX Broadcasting Company; Fox's 19 regional sports networks, their affiliated regional web sites and FSN national programming; SPEED and SPEED2; Fox Soccer Channel and Fox Soccer Plus; FUEL TV; and Fox College Sports. In addition, FSMG also includes FOX Sports Interactive Media, which comprises FOXSports.com on MSN, whatifsports.com and scout.com, reaching over 20 million unique visitors monthly. Also included are Fox's interests in joint-venture businesses FOX Deportes, Big Ten Network and STATS, LLC, as well as licensing agreements that establish the FOX Sports Radio Network, FOX Sports Skybox restaurants and FOX Sports Grills.





  [october 2011]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
      


· WIPEOUT (ABC)





[01/20/17 - 03:14 PM]
Disney Channel Debuts Season Two of "Stuck in the Middle" with a Family Movie Event "Stuck in the Waterpark - The Movie," on February 3
The telecast will be preceded by family favorites "Despicable Me" and Disney Pixar's "Monsters University."

[01/20/17 - 02:59 PM]
Amazon Original Series "Patriot" to Screen at Berlin Film Festival, Berlinale
Michael Dorman, Terry O'Quinn, Kurtwood Smith and Michael Chernus star in the drama, the full season of which rolls out on the streaming service February 24.

[01/20/17 - 12:46 PM]
"Braking" News: Premiere of "Mickey and the Roadster Racers" Takes the Checkered Flag, Fuels Disney Junior and Disney Channel to Pole Position
Disney Channel further spins the numbers for Sunday, January 15.

[01/20/17 - 10:31 AM]
Ray Diaz Joins Cast of TV Land's "Lopez" as Series Regular
The series returns for its second season on Wednesday, March 29 at 10:30/9:30c.

[01/20/17 - 09:38 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: "The Big Bang Theory" Original Sparks CBS Victory
The Eye wins the night in total viewers and adults 18-49.

[01/20/17 - 07:58 AM]
History Teams with Travis Fimmel for Scripted Anthology Series in Development from A+E Studios, Atlas Entertainment and Imperative Entertainment
The scripted anthology series tells the stories of Wyatt Earp and other iconic sinners and anti-heroes throughout history.

[01/20/17 - 07:33 AM]
"We Make the Terror" - Season Five of "House of Cards" to Premiere May 30
Netflix made said announcement via Twitter this morning.

[01/20/17 - 06:33 AM]
Amazon Studios Sets May 12 as Premiere Date for "I Love Dick"
The series will also be presented at the Sundance Film Festival on Monday, January 23.

[01/20/17 - 06:30 AM]
Ten-Time Grammy(R) Award Winner and Current Nominee Adele to Perform on "The 59th Annual Grammy Awards(R)" Feb. 12
She will perform a song from her Grammy-nominated album, 25, marking the fourth time she takes the Grammy stage.

[01/19/17 - 02:15 PM]
History's "Six" Opens Strong with 2.6 Million Total Viewers
History spins the numbers for Wednesday, January 18.

[01/19/17 - 01:18 PM]
Amazon Original Series "Sneaky Pete" Renewed for Season Two
The series was the second most streamed original scripted series on an opening day, behind "The Man in the High Castle."

[01/19/17 - 12:29 PM]
Catch Up with Past MVPs in "Puppy Bowl: Where Are They Now?" New Date - Friday, January 27
The one-hour special was previously slated to air tomorrow night on the cable channel.

[01/19/17 - 12:24 PM]
Roel Reine to Direct "Marvel's The Inhumans"
The series, produced in conjunction with ABC Studios and filmed entirely with IMAX digital cameras, will run worldwide exclusively in IMAX for two weeks at the beginning of September 2017.

[01/19/17 - 11:52 AM]
Food Network Orders Seconds of "Ginormous Food"
The series features comedian and food fanatic Josh Denny as he travels the country tasting the greatest and biggest dishes, while learning about the amazing stories and people behind them.

[01/19/17 - 11:46 AM]
A&E Network's Emmy-Nominated Series "Cold Case Files" Gets a Reboot Narrated by Danny Glover
The return of "Cold Case Files" will explore compelling new cases that have gone cold for years and chronicle the journeys of the detectives who reopened them.