via press release:
EVERYONE’S FAVORITE BIG BALLS ARE COMING BACK!
ABC PICKS UP “WIPEOUT” FOR A SEVENTH SEASON
The New Season Will Feature the First Ever “Tournament of Champions” Event
ABC has picked up “Wipeout” for a seventh season. Each episode will showcase twenty four daring contestants of all shapes and sizes as they compete in the world’s largest extreme obstacle course, but for the first time ever, winners will be brought together at the end of the season for a “Tournament of Champions,” during which they will compete for the title of Ultimate Wipeout Champion.
“We are always looking for ways to keep the show fresh and exciting. This year, we are amping up the competition with a season long tournament of champions, with the winner from each episode returning to compete against the other winners in an epic battle for the title of Wipeout Champion,” said Matt Kunitz, Creator and Executive Producer.
The new season will continue to bring lots of laughter, with new special themed episodes, including a chance to win a date with Jill Wagner, and the return of some of our favorites, like “Boss & Employee.” In the end, only one contestant will be victorious and win the title of Wipeout Champion, while everyone else will “wipeout!”
“Wipeout” is hosted by John Anderson (ESPN’s “SportsCenter”), John Henson (E! Entertainment’s “Talk Soup”) and co-hosted by Jill Wagner (MTV’s “Teen Wolf”).
“Wipeout” executive producers are Matt Kunitz (“101 Ways to Leave a Game Show,” “Fear Factor”), Scott Larsen, Trice Barto, J. Rupert Thompson, and Kevin Wehrenberg. 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.
“Wipeout” is broadcast in 720 Progressive (720P), ABC’s selected HDTV format, with 5.1 channel surround sound. A TV parental guideline will be assigned closer to airdate.