“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.
New DisneyStore.com arrivals and sales for August 13, 2012
Below is a list of new items and sales now available for purchase at DisneyStore.com. Clicking on a product’s image or description will launch the product’s page on DisneyStore.com in another window.
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|Jack Skellington Tee for Men- $24.95
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Let the smiles of our characters warm hearts throughout the season. The Personalizable Mickey Mouse Fleece Pullover for Women provides a light but cozy layer of protection against wintry winds, frosty days or chilly nights.
|Walt Disney World ”Boo” Halloween Mickey Mouse Tee for Women- $29.95
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|Customize Your Own Wipeout Mug- $15.95
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The following is a list of the upcoming summer programming in chronological order (all times ET):
ABC’s announces television personality Vanessa Minnillo as the new co-host of the popular hit reality series, “Wipeout,” beginning next season. The fifth season pickup includes Winter and Summer edition “Wipeout” episodes for 2011-2012. Next season will also feature new camera technology, bringing viewers even closer to the action to witness the best wipeouts to date. Minnillo will first appear during Winter “Wipeout.” Twenty-four energetic contestants of all shapes and sizes will compete on the world’s largest extreme obstacle course, highlighting contestants bouncing off the iconic Big Balls and falling head over heels throughout the qualifier until the final three make it to the ever challenging Wipeout Zone, providing laughs for the entire family. Wipeout is currently hosted by John Anderson (ESPN’s “SportsCenter,”), John Henson (E! Entertainment’s “Talk Soup”) and co-hosted by Jill Wagner.
“We will miss Jill, but are thrilled to welcome Vanessa to the team and excited to bring her enthusiasm to the show. She is a great host with a fun and natural energy that our viewers will love,” said “Wipeout” creator and executive producer Matt Kunitz.
Vanessa Minnillo started at MTV Networks earlier in her career, where she served as co-host for “Total Request Live.” She has hosted several MTV specials, including “MTV’s Prom Date,” “The Real World San Diego Reunion” and “Spring Break Celebrity Fantasies.” She has also interviewed such high profile celebrities as Beyoncé, Justin Timberlake, P. Diddy, The Rock, Good Charlotte and Madonna. Minnillo hosted the UK crossover hit, “Top of the Pops,” and the live finale of “The Road to Stardom with Missy Elliott.” For two seasons she was the New York-based correspondent for the nationally syndicated newsmagazine, “Entertainment Tonight,” during which time she reported on the latest news in music, film, television and fashion. In addition, Minnillo has appeared on numerous television sitcoms, including “Maybe it’s Me,” “That’s Life” and “City Guys.” She also starred in the theatricals “Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer” and “Disaster Movie.” In January 2009, she hosted and judged the hit ABC reality show “True Beauty,” and returned again as the host again during the summer of 2010. More recently Minnillo guest starred on “Hawaii Five O” and “30 Rock.”
“Wipeout” will air a special sneak peek on TUESDAY, JUNE 21 (8:00-9:00 p.m., ET) and the fourth summer season premiere will air on THURSDAY, JUNE 23 (8:00-9:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network. “Wipeout” is currently hosted by John Anderson (ESPN’s “SportsCenter,”), John Henson (E! Entertainment’s “Talk Soup”) and co-hosted by Jill Wagner.
Later this week, ESPN Sport Science host John Brenkus will gear up and attempt to tackle the course of ABC’s ‘Wipeout.’ Along the way, he’ll use equipment such as accelerometers, gyroscopes, and sensors attached to his body as he takes on the daunting task of measuring rotational velocities, g’s of acceleration and more of the course’s most famous obstacle, the Big Balls.
The segment will premiere on ESPN2′s SportsNation on Thursday, June 16 at 4pm ET
The following is a list of the upcoming summer programming in chronological order (all times ET):
THE BACHELORETTE - PREMIERES MONDAY, MAY 23 (9:00-11:00 p.m.), AND MOVES TO ITS REGULAR TIME SLOT (8:00-10:01 p.m.) ON MONDAY, MAY 30 – Ashley Hebert, 26, couldn’t admit she was in love with Brad Womack – and it might have cost her the final rose – but that’s all in the past. The energetic and vivacious Hebert, who is ready to start a new life with a soul mate she might soon meet, will get a second chance at love when she stars in the seventh edition of “The Bachelorette.” Hosted by Chris Harrison, “The Bachelorette” is produced by Next Entertainment in association with Warner Horizon Television. Mike Fleiss and Martin Hilton are the executive producers.
EXTREME MAKEOVER: WEIGHT LOSS EDITION - PREMIERES MONDAY, MAY 30 (10:01-11:00 p.m.) – In a unique, non-competitive show about weight loss – unlike anything seen before on television – “Extreme Makeover: Weight Loss Edition” will document the amazing makeover of eight courageous, “super obese” people. Shot over an unprecedented 365 days, the participants set out to safely lose half of their body weight, ultimately revealing an amazing metamorphosis. The term “super obese” defines those who exceed their estimated ideal weight by approximately 225 percent and who are roughly 200 pounds or more overweight. Trainer and transformation specialist Chris Powell (“The 640-Pound Virgin”) will guide each of eight participants through their transformation process by moving into their homes with their families or loved ones. By assuring that they have the proper nourishment and exercise movement, Chris will provide a fresh perspective to individuals whose lives have become unmanageable because of their weight. In each of the eight one-hour episodes, the participants undergo a transformation not only of their bodies, but of who they are as individuals. Each stand-alone episode of the series will chronicle one participant’s journey to reclaim his or her life. From the producers of “The Biggest Loser,” “Extreme Makeover: Weight Loss Edition” is executive-produced by JD Roth, Todd A. Nelson and Matt Assmus. The series is produced by 3 Ball Productions/Eyeworks USA.
WIPEOUT - SPECIAL ONE-HOUR SNEAK PEEK EPISODE THURSDAY, JUNE 16 (8:00-9:00 p.m.), BEFORE THE SUMMER SERIES PREMIERE TUESDAY, JUNE 21 (8:00-9:00 p.m.) (various encores and originals to air Thursday’s, 8:00-9:00 p.m.) — Summer brings an all-new course, stunts and specially-themed episodes. Contestants will face brand new obstacles like the “Human Hamster Wheel,” the “Time Crunch” and “Chutes and Splatter,” and will go through a unique version of “Driver’s Ed.” There’s also a whole new summer Wipeout Zone featuring “The Flush!,” and of course all obstacles will come with plenty of new surprises. “Wipeout” executive producers are Matt Kunitz (“Fear Factor”) 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.
101 WAYS TO LEAVE A GAME SHOW - PREMIERES THURSDAY, JUNE 16 (9:00-10:00 p.m.)
“101 Ways to Leave a Game Show” will feature contestants competing in one of the most insane game shows in history for a chance to win $50,000. In “101 Ways,” contestants will match wits in a series of multiple choice questions, with one contestant being eliminated every round. But unlike any other game show in the world, the eliminated contestant will then be ejected from the show in spectacular fashion — i.e., being flown away strapped to the wing of a biplane, pushed off the top of a moving semi truck, dragged underwater by a one-ton anchor or yanked off a dock by a speed boat. The show will be hosted by Jeff Sutphen (“BrainSurge”). Produced by Endemol USA, Matt Kunitz (“Wipeout”, “Fear Factor”) will serve as the executive producer.
ROOKIE BLUE - PREMIERES THURSDAY, JUNE 16 (10:00-11:00 p.m.) -Take a candid look inside the professional and personal lives of five rookie cops as they navigate their first years on the job in this one-hour drama. During last summer’s premiere season, these rookies hit the streets for the first time with their training officers and learned how to walk the thin blue line. Now the training wheels are off – more experienced, they’re ready to kick some serious butt. But these rookies are just beginning to realize there are no shortcuts to becoming good at this job. And when you’re a rookie officer, a little knowledge is a dangerous thing. “Rookie Blue” stars Missy Peregrym as Andy McNally, Gregory Smith as Dov Epstein, Charlotte Sullivan as Gail Peck, Enuka Okuma as Traci Nash, Travis Milne as Chris Diaz, Ben Bass as Sam Swarek and Eric Johnson as Detective Luke Callaghan. Tassie Cameron, Ilana Frank, David Wellington, Noreen Halpern and John Morayniss are the executive producers. “Rookie Blue” is produced by Thump Inc. and Entertainment One.
EXPEDITION IMPOSSIBLE - PREMIERES TUESDAY, JUNE 21 (9:00-10:00 p.m.) – Adventurer, zoologist, big cat trainer and all-around risk taker Dave Salmoni hosts ABC’s epic summer series, “Expedition Impossible,” which features ordinary people doing the extraordinary in the biggest adventure of their lives. The show will feature 13 teams of 3, racing on an expedition across vast deserts, over snow capped mountains and through raging rivers. Each week a new stage of the expedition will be revealed to the teams. Will they crumble under the pressure of having to think clearly in the wilds of the great outdoors, or will they find a way to work together to complete their adventures? After 10 stunning legs of competition, one team will cross the finish line first to claim victory. Mark Burnett and Lisa Hennessy serve as executive producers. Both the television show and format will be distributed internationally by Mark Burnett International Distribution.
THE HOT ZONE – PREMIERES TUESDAY, JUNE 21 (10:00-11:00 p.m.) – This new drama is set in 2006 at the only military hospital providing advanced surgical care in all of Southern Afghanistan, and charts the frantic lives of the hospital’s resident doctors and nurses from Canada, America, the U.K. and other allied countries. This highly-charged series follows the characters as they navigate through the relentless life-and-death battles on the operating table and the never-ending conflicts that arise from working in a war zone military hospital. “The Hot Zone” stars Elias Koteas (“The Curious Case of Benjamin Button”) as Colonel Marks, Michelle Borth (“Hawaii Five-0″) as Canadian surgeon Dr. Rebecca Gordon, Luke Mably (“The Gates”) as neurosurgeon Dr. Simon Hill, Deborah Kara Unger (“The Hurricane”) as Australian army psychiatrist Major Ada Pedersen, Terry Chen (“Sanctuary”) as trauma team leader Captain Bobby Trang and Arnold Pinnock (“The Listener”) as Commander Will Royal, Chief of Nursing. “The Hot Zone” is a production from Canada’s Sienna Films and the U.K.’s Artists Studio. Academy Award(r)-nominated Daniel Petrie Jr. is executive producer and showrunner. Executive producers are Jennifer Kawaja and Julia Sereny for Sienna Films, Gub Neal, Justin Thomson-Glover and Patrick Irwin for U.K.-based Artists Studio, as well as Simon Vaughan of Lookout Point. “The Hot Zone” was created by Jinder Oujla-Chalmers and Douglas Steinberg.
TAKE THE MONEY AND RUN – PREMIERES THURSDAY, JULY 28 (9:00-10:00 p.m.) — From the producers of “The Amazing Race” and the “CSI” franchise comes an entirely new heart-stopping competition show. Combining all the elements of an edge-of-your-seat spy thriller with the excitement of rooting for real people in various locales outwitting high-level investigators, “Take the Money and Run” is an exhilarating competition series that will take reality television to a whole new level. The cat and mouse format will pit investigative professionals against everyday people trying to win a $100,000 prize. “Take the Money and Run” is produced by Profiles Television LLC and Jerry Bruckheimer Television, and distributed in the U.S. by Horizon Alternative Television. Executive producers are Jerry Bruckheimer, Bertram van Munster, Jonathan Littman, Elise Doganieri and Philip Morrow. KristieAnne Reed and Mark Dziak are co-executive producers.
BACHELOR PAD — PREMIERES MONDAY, AUGUST 8 (8:00-10:00 p.m.) — Fan-favorites, arch-rivals, villains and the sexiest participants from the hugely successful “Bachelor” franchise reunite under one roof in a competitive reality series for a “second chance” at love as ABC’s “Bachelor Pad” returns for a second season. Who among Bachelors and Bachelorettes past will rekindle old flames and ignite new ones? “The Bachelor,” “The Bachelorette” and “Bachelor Pad” are all produced by Next Entertainment in association with Warner Horizon. Chris Harrison (“The Bachelor” and “The Bachelorette”) hosts.
AMERICA’S KARAOKE CHALLENGE – PREMIERES MONDAY, AUGUST 8 (10:00-11:00 p.m.) – This summer ABC brings viewers the amazing story of a competition that draws thousands of the most talented singers together in the ultimate sing-off – the Karaoke World Championships USA. It’s a battle of performances from America’s biggest karaoke competition that will crown a new king and queen of karaoke. Produced by Lincoln Square Productions for ABC.
ABC Entertainment Group and Activision Publishing, Inc. today announced that Wipeout in the Zone is coming this summer to Kinect(tm), controller-free games and entertainment, for Xbox 360(r). Based on the ABC hit show “Wipeout,” Wipeout in the Zone will be the latest release in this hit video game franchise and will have players running, ducking, dodging and wiping out using Kinect for Xbox 360′s full-motion capabilities right in their own living room.
“The ABC hit show ‘Wipeout’ continues to thrill a growing fan base of viewers with hilarious new obstacles. Everyone who watches the show wishes they could try the obstacle course – and now this is their chance!,” said David Oxford, Activision Publishing. “The show is all about absurd movement and well-timed balance, so it’s a perfect fit for a Kinect game.”
Wipeout in the Zone features over thirty outrageous obstacles that will test players’ limits in more ridiculous ways than ever. Players can try to run the entire course in one shot, conquering one challenge after another, such as leaping over a pool of water using the infamous “Big Balls” and maneuvering their players to avoid being pummeled by the “Smack Wall Sweeper.” Once again featuring the talents and hilarious commentary of the show’s hosts, John Anderson, John Henson and co-host Jill Wagner, Wipeout in the Zone will bring hours upon hours of fun and laughter for the entire family.
“We are thrilled to be continuing our successful relationship with ABC and Activision,” said David Goldberg, Chairman of Endemol North America. “Not only is this new ‘Wipeout’ game filled with even more humor, spills and thrills, but now the entire family can play interactively with the new full motions capabilities. This game introduces a new level of excitement for ‘Wipeout’ fans of all ages to play.”
Wipeout in the Zone will be Kinect ready for the Xbox 360(r) video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, and available on retail shelves this summer in conjunction with the premier of “Wipeout’s” summer season on ABC.
This game is not yet rated by the ESRB. For more information, please visit www.activision.com.
The producers of the ABC hit reality series “Wipeout” are on a casting search to find dynamic men and women to participate in the upcoming fourth season. Potential contestants should be fun, strong-willed, outgoing, and have a great sense of humor. They’re also looking to cast engaged couples, father/daughter teams and mother/son teams.
Interested applicants may apply via the following methods:
ONLINE: Visit www.mysticartpictures.com and fill out an online profile and application. Be sure to upload a picture to your profile as well.
IN-PERSON: You may attend one of our open call events listed below. You will need to print out a copy of your completed application and bring it with you, along with a copy of your driver’s license and health insurance card (if you have it).
There are also a few things you should know about a WIPEOUT open call event… Be creative in your interview, anything you can do to get our attention is fantastic. Show us your personality! Sing a song or show us your battle cry for the start of the course, do your “I just won $50,000″ victory dance…don’t be afraid to think outside the box!
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 5, 2011, 11AM-3PM
ESPN Zone – Downtown Disney
1500 Disneyland Drive
Anaheim, CA 92802
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 2011, 11AM-3PM
1918 W Magnolia Blvd. Suite 206
Burbank, CA 91506
The Big Balls are shivering in anticipation because this January, ABC’s “Wipeout” is back with a brand new “Winter Wonderland” course, complete with slippery ice, frosty snow and numerous avalanches of Wipeouts. Cold climate-loving contestants will bundle up as they compete on all-new stunts such as the Spanker Sleds, the Wipeout Ski Lift and the Polar Bear Run. So cozy up by the fire with a cup of hot chocolate, and join us for a winter edition that is sure to “Wipeout” your winter blues. This new winter series will be in addition to the summer series of season four, bringing the season episode order to 24 episodes.
“‘Wipeout’ is one of Endemol’s most successful global hits, and it’s exciting to see the brand expanding,” said David Goldberg, Chairman of Endemol USA. “I’m thrilled that fans of the summer version will now be able to get their fix of laughs and wipeouts set in a winter wonderland.”
“Wipeout” is hosted by John Anderson (ESPN’s “SportsCenter,”), John Henson (E! Entertainment’s “Talk Soup”) and co-hosted by Jill Wagner.
The producers of the ABC hit reality series “Wipeout” are on a nationwide search to find dynamic men and women to participate in the upcoming fourth season. Potential contestants should be fun, strong-willed, outgoing, and have a great sense of humor. We’re also looking to cast engaged couples, father/daughter teams, mother/son teams, co-worker teams, celebrity look-alikes and contestants with wacky hidden talents. You can apply by following either of these two steps:
STEP 1: Go to www.mysticartpictures.com and fill out an online profile and application. Be sure to upload a picture to your profile as well.
STEP 2: You may attend one of our open call events listed below. You will need to print out a copy of your completed application and bring it with you, along with a copy of your driver’s license and health insurance card (if you have it).
There are also a few things you should know about a WIPEOUT open call event: Be creative in your interview; anything you can do to get our attention is fantastic. Show us your personality! Come dressed in a costume, sing a song, show us your battle cry for the start of the course, do your “I just won $50,000″ victory dance…don’t be afraid to think outside the box! Get there early!! There are going to be lots and lots of people, so the earlier you get there, the better!
ORANGE COUNTY: SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 2010, 11AM-3PM
ESPN Zone – Downtown Disney
1500 Disneyland Drive
Anaheim, CA 92802
LOS ANGELES: SATURDAY, OCTOBER 2, 2010, 11AM-3PM
ESPN Zone – LA Live
1011 South Figueroa Street
Los Angeles, CA 90015
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 16, 2010, 11AM-3PM
1918 W Magnolia Blvd. Suite 206
Burbank, CA 91506
SAN DIEGO: SATURDAY, OCTOBER 30, 2010, 11AM-3PM
Seau’s The Restaurant – Westfield Shopping Town
1640 Camino Del Rio North, #1376
San Diego, CA 92108