Scoop: WIPEOUT on ABC - Thursday, September 19, 2013
ABC, Scoop, WIPEOUT
"It's a Dirty Job But Someone's Gotta Wipeout" - It's about to get dirty on the Season Finale of ABC's "Wipeout," THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 19 (8:00-9:00 p.m., ET), as some of America's finest (and smelliest) employees who've made careers out of their own dirty jobs get messy in their off-time on the "Wipeout" course. As expected, 24 dirty jobbers like "Pooper Scooper," "Bustodian" and "Roach Poacher" must face a spattering of stinky stuff like "Failboxes with Skunks" and "The Taco Truck," after which only the 12 contestants with the best overall times will get a chance to rub elbows with "Octopushy" in the next round. Some may sink, some may swim, but only six get the chance to kick it like it's 1991 on the flannel-covered "Wipeout Greatest Hits: Grunge Edition," which narrows the field one more time to just three top contenders. These few remaining unsavory workers get the chance to tackle the Wipeout Zone and compete for a clean $50,000.
"Wipeout" has successfully taped over 100 episodes, a feat we'll be celebrating all season long. In addition, the series recently won the 2013 Nickelodeon Kids Choice Award for Favorite Reality Show for the second year in a row.
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; everyone else will Wipeout!
"Wipeout" executive producers are Matt Kunitz ("101 Ways to Leave a Game Show," "Fear Factor") and Scott Larsen. Kevin Wehrenberg, Trice Barto and J. Rupert Thompson are co-executive producers. The series is produced by Endemol USA.
About Endemol USA
Endemol USA is a leading producer of television programming specializing in unscripted and scripted genres for network and cable television. David Goldberg is Chairman and CEO of Endemol North America. The studio produces hit series including "Big Brother" (CBS), "Wipeout" (ABC) and the syndicated daytime show "StEve Harvey." They are also known for producing 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), "Red Widow" (ABC) and "Low Winter Sun" (AMC). Endemol USA's subsidiary production companies include Authentic Entertainment ("Here Comes Honey Boo Boo"), Endemol Studios, 51 Minds ("Flavor of Love"), Original Media ("Swamp People") 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 and the UK, has over 80 subsidiaries and joint ventures in 31 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. HYPERLINK "http://www.endemolusa.tv" 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.