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2011-06-16 07:30:00

SANTA MONICA, Calif., June 16, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Activision Publishing, Inc. (Nasdaq: ATVI) and ABC Entertainment Group today announced that Wipeout: In The Zone is now available on Kinect(TM) for Xbox 360®. Just in time for the summer season of ABC's hit show, Wipeout: In The Zone brings the same hard-hitting fun into living rooms across America as only Kinect for Xbox 360 can. Wipeout: In The Zone offers brand new courses that are even more extreme than before....

2009-07-22 21:26:23

ABC said Wednesday it has picked up its U.S. reality television series Wipeout for a third season. Twenty-four thrill-seekers will compete in the world's largest extreme obstacle course designed to provide the most spills, face plants and wipeouts ever seen on television, the network said in a news release. Moving nights, from Tuesday last summer to Wednesday this year, against tougher competition from Fox's time-period veteran 'So You Think You Can Dance,' ABC's 'Wipeout' is No. 1 during...

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2008-12-09 15:31:26

ABC said Tuesday it plans to air a special edition of its U.S. competition series Wipeout, pitting cheerleaders against male couch potatoes. The football-inspired Wipeout Superball Sunday is scheduled to run Feb. 1 in a special segment during half-time at the Super Bowl, the network said. Serving as hosts of the show are John Anderson from ESPN's SportsCenter, John Henson from Talk Soup, actress Jill Wagner and special guest sideline reporter Michael Irvin, a former Dallas Cowboy and NFL Hall...

2008-08-06 18:00:20

ABC announced Wednesday that it has picked up the U.S. reality competition series "Wipeout" for a second season. "Each week 24 daring new contestants of all ages, shapes and sizes will go head to head through four rounds of grueling and physically demanding but wildly hilarious obstacle courses to win the title of 'Wipeout Champion' and the grand prize of $50,000," the network said in a press release. "The contestants and the courses change every week." John Anderson of ESPN's...

2008-07-22 00:00:28

By Cary Darling The Japanese long have been known for their torturous game shows that test not only physical endurance but sanity. Now this approach is finding a home on American TV. Why suffer the stolid bookishness of "Jeopardy!" -- and run the risk of actually learning something -- when you can watch "Hurl!" and savor the sight of guys revisiting their previous meal? And this being the networks' "off-season," when viewers' brain cells are fried from the sun and summer-TV reality...

2008-06-24 06:02:38

By Korina Lopez Nothing guarantees a laugh like watching people trip, slip and fall. At least that's what ABC is counting on with the reality competition Wipeout, premiering tonight (8 ET/PT). In each episode, 24 people of all shapes and sizes compete for $50,000 by running a course filled with obstacles designed to knock them into mud pits, spin them until they're dizzy and then knock them down again. "The time-honored tradition of watching people falling down is always funny," says...

2008-06-24 02:29:55

Reason to watch: It's summer. You're bored. Nothing else on. All good reasons (there's always a good book, or a newspaper, by the way), but these shows also could be breakout hits. "Whaaa?!" you say. They're members of a subgenre that launched about three years ago with "The Simple Life" _ reality TV spoofs. What they're about: "Human cannonballs! Human pinballs! Crashes, smashes and mud splashes!" explains the entirely unhyperbolic press release from ABC for "Wipeout." But this really does...