WINTER WIPEOUT Thursday 1/12/12 (8:00-9:00 PM) on ABC
CONTESTANTS FACE THE SNOWBOARD HALF PIPE, AVALANCHE ALLEY AND THE SNOW BOOT
“Wipeout — Winter Wipeout: Ice, Ice Baby”– Host John Henson says “’Winter Wipeout’: so naughty it’s nice!” In order for contestants to get their mittens on the cold, hard $50,000 grand prize, they must first face the Snowboard Half Pipe, as they try to defy gravity but find themselves falling to the ground like scintillating snowflakes. Next on the course, players receive a swift kick in the ski pants from the abominable Snow Boot, followed by a frosty trip to Avalanche Alley, where conditions are perfect for scattered flurries of Wipeouts. Only the final three players who can weather the chilly conditions on the course will make it to the Winter Wipeout Zone, where the race for the fastest time really heats things up.
Hosted by John Anderson (ESPN’s “SportsCenter,”), John Henson (E! Entertainment’s “Talk Soup”) and new co-host Vanessa Lachey (“ABC’s True Beauty”), Winter “Wipeout” airs THURSDAY, JANUARY 12 p.m., ET), on the ABC Television Network.
Each week, 24 energetic new contestants of all ages, shapes and sizes go head to head through four rounds of demanding obstacle courses to become “Wipeout Champion” and the $50,000 grand prize. In the end, one contestant will be victorious, while everyone else will Wipeout!
“Wipeout” executive producers are Matt Kunitz (“Fear Factor” “100 Ways to Leave a Game Show”) 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.
“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.