Scoop: WIPEOUT - SEASON Premiere on ABC - Sunday, June 22, 2014
"Fall In The Family" - Welcome home! In its most competitive season to date, "Wipeout" returns with a super-sized family edition, featuring teams of two family members enduring another true bonding (and bruising) experience on the 2-hour premiere, SUNDAY, JUNE 22 on the ABC Television Network. First up on the battle royal of family vs. family, we have the all new qualifier round where our 12 teams will show off their suave snowboarding skills in "The Shed Zone," where the slopes hit you. As our families continue on their quest for cash, they face the first ever family version of Big Balls Bonanza, where a member from each team will be chosen to compete in the challenge and the farthest jumper will win $5,000 for his or her team. The course continues to dish out discipline as the remaining teams move onto the granddaddy of obstacles, the Classic Sweeper. Only the remaining two teams will take a family trip to the all-new Wipeout Zone for a chance to win the grand prize and earn a spot in the first ever "Tournament of Champions" at the end of the summer.
"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").?
"Wipeout" was created by executive producer Matt Kunitz ("101 Ways to Leave a Game Show," "Fear Factor"). Trice Barto, Scott Larsen, Kevin Wehrenberg 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.