Scoop: WIPEOUT on ABC - Friday, August 15, 2014
"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, " HYPERLINK "http://abc.go.com/shows/wipeout" 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 HYPERLINK "http://www.endemolusa.com/" 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