SCHOOL IS BACK IN SESSION AS THE "WIPEOUT" COURSE HAS ENROLLED
24 TEACHERS FOR A LESSON THEY'LL NEVER FORGET IN FRONT OF
A DELIGHTED, STUDENT-FILLED AUDIENCE, ON ABC'S "WIPEOUT"
"Back to School: Students' Revenge" - For the first time ever, we celebrate our nation's teachers in front of a live audience full of students in a very special Back-to-School episode of "Wipeout." Twenty-four overachieving players will have a spitball fight aboard the "Cruel Bus" on their way to the "Wipeout Skate Park" in this week's Qualifier. Among the teachers competing are The Art-lete and Math Magical, along with the Bad Seed and the Happy History Teacher. Then it's time for a pop quiz on The Hangover, after the field of 12 is narrowed down to six who will then be able to earn a hall pass to the Spin Psycho. The finale also features a special auto tune of co-host Vanessa Lachey -- created by the musically talented and self proclaimed class clown, John Henson -- entitled "School's in Session" that music teachers across the country would certainly give a passing grade to. In the end, only the final three competitors will face off in what will be a true schoolyard rumble at the Wipeout Zone for a chance to bring home the $50,000 cash prize! Hosted by John Anderson (ESPN's "SportsCenter"), John Henson (E! Entertainment's "Talk Soup") and co-hosted by Vanessa Lachey (ABC's "True Beauty"), the Season Finale of "Wipeout" airs THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 20 (8:00-9:00 p.m., ET) on ABC.
"Wipeout" is currently casting for season 6. For more information please go to www.ABC.com
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, while everyone else will Wipeout!
"Wipeout" executive producers are Matt Kunitz ("101 Ways to Leave a Game Show" "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.
About Endemol USA
Endemol USA is a leading producer of television programming specializing in reality and non-scripted genres for network and cable television. The company produces the break-out hits "Deal or No Deal," "Wipeout," "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" and "Big Brother." Endemol USA is a division of the Endemol Group, a prominent international content developer, producer and distributor of television and online programming. The company, headquartered in the Netherlands, has subsidiaries and joint ventures in 25 countries, including the major European markets, the U.S., South Africa, Argentina, Brazil, Mexico and Australia. Endemol is owned by a consortium consisting of Goldman Sachs Capital Partners, Mediaset Group and Cyrte Group. For more information, please visit http://www.endemolusa.tv. Endemol is a privately held company.
"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.
For more information on "Wipeout," visit ABC.com