'Wipeout' Renewed for Sixth Season

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August 29th, 2012

via press release:





Co-host Jill Wagner Set to Return Next Season



“Wipeout,” ABC’s popular reality series, has been picked up for a sixth season. The next installment of the hit game show will include its 100th episode milestone, set to air in 2012-13. Twenty-four adventurous players of all shapes and sizes will compete in the world’s largest extreme obstacle course designed to showcase the best body flips, biggest splashes and amazing wipeouts that the entire family can enjoy. Next season will also bring back Jill Wagner as co-host. “Wipeout” recently won the 2012 Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Award in the Favorite Reality Show category. The series will be hosted by John Anderson (ESPN’s “SportsCenter”), John Henson (E! Entertainment’s “Talk Soup”) and co-hosted by Jill Wagner (MTV’s “Teen Wolf”).


“I’m thrilled that we will hit a major milestone in our sixth season, our 100th episode. We’ll be celebrating all season long with brand new over-the-top courses and the return of Jill Wagner to the ‘Wipeout’ family,” said Matt Kunitz, creator and executive producer.


Upon its return, viewers can expect all1new courses, with bigger and better obstacles than ever before. The ever popular Big Balls will be back, and the challenging Qualifier will include many twists and surprises for contestants vying to earn a spot in the completely redesigned Wipeout Zones, as players try their best to bring home the $50,000 grand prize.


ABC’s “Wipeout” emerged as the 2011-12 season’s No. 1 show overall for Family Co-Viewing on the major networks (Adults 18-49 watching with Teens and Kids).


“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. David Goldberg is the chairman of Endemol North America.


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 company produces the hit series “Big Brother” (CBS), “Chicagolicious” (Style), “Jerseylicious” (Style), “Love in the Wild” (NBC) and “Wipeout” (ABC). 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 in August, 2011 following Endemol USA’s successful development of the break-out hit series “Hell on Wheels” (AMC), which was recently ordered for a second season. Endemol USA’s subsidiary production companies include Authentic Entertainment, Endemol Studios, 51 Minds, Original Media and True Entertainment. 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 http://www.endemolusa.com



“Wipeout” is broadcast in 720 Progressive (720P), ABC’s selected HDTV format, with 5.1 channel surround sound.


    Yay Jill Wagner is back

  • Brandon

    Very happy that “Wipeout” will be back, and that Jill Wagner will be returning too! Nothing against Vanessa Lachey–she’s done a good job this season–but I really miss Jill’s sideline commentary and the way she interacted with the contestants.

  • Pie Rack

    Enough with Wipeout bring back Battle of the Network Stars.

  • rob60990

    Thank God Jill is back.

  • Kyle


    Also glad Jill Wagner is back! She is a MUCH BETTER host!

  • a p garcia

    I will be doing backflips to celebrate the returning of Jill Wagner!!!!

  • Nick

    Yes!!!!! Now if I just get more Hotel Hell and Saving Hope, my summer will be perfect.

  • Nick

    I liked both Jill & Vanessa, hopefully they put Vanessa on DWTS & replace that awful Brooke

  • Vegas Boy

    Thank God Jill is back!!!!!!! I never realized how much she meant to the show until she was gone.

    Will there be a Winter Wipeout?

  • JR

    Vanessa is cute and wasn’t bad, but I prefer Jill. Why did she leave, anyhow, if she was going to come back after a one-season absence?

  • bob

    I like Wipeout so this is good news for me.

  • Jon23812

    Glad this show is coming back for another season.

    @MELVIN, what does that have to do with Wipeout?

  • Ram510

    Can this be the final season please

  • Ricky

    Am I reading this right? Jill’s coming back to Wipeout?

    Well, about freaking time! Man, I’ve missed her. She’s a much better cohost than Vanessa. Funnier and hotter. Nothing against Vanessa of course. She’s grown on me a bit. But she’ll never be as good as Jill.

    NEVER. And don’t nobody forget it!

  • Jon23812

    @Ram510, If you don’t like it, don’t watch it.

  • Ryan Stoppable

    Best news I’ve heard all day. :)

  • Fischer

    I heard Jill wanted to leave to pursue acting. Apparently that didn’t go so well

  • kougie757

    Jill left to try acting, she was on the show Teen Wolf, which took up her time, but her character is dead now, so she can return to wipeout since she has no other projects.

  • Nobody

    I thought Jill had cancer and that’s why she left?

  • Networkman

    Great News! Love that Jill Wagner will be returning. Also I’m glad that this show will be reaching the 100th episode milestone. It really is a great program to watch with the family.

    @Nick, I agree that Vanessa would be a good for DWTS replacing Brooke. I would take Carrie Ann replacing Brooke. I still say the show needs new judges.I would love to see Debbie Allen & Savion Glover as judges. I wouldn’t mind if Bruno Tonioli remained. I always wait to hear what comes out of his mind. He is quite funny.

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