Series Summary
In this reality competition, contestants try to navigate an extreme obstacle course that has been designed to provoke an unprecedented number of crashes, face plants and wipeouts, with one competitor taking home a $50,000 prize each week. We're guessing you're not going to see this show among next year's crop of Humanitas Prize nominees. Hosts John Anderson and John Henson call the play-by-play while a sideline reporter interviews contestants on the course, as well as getting a word or two from the winner at the end of the show.

Air Dates: 2008 - Present

Genres: Game show, Reality, Action

Network: ABC

  • Season 7, Ep. 16 : Tournament of ChampionsSep 7, 2014

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    Winners from throughout the season compete to be crowned Ultimate Wipeout Champion.

  • Season 7, Ep. 15 : Fraternity vs SororitySep 7, 2014

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    Fraternity and sorority members face obstacles including Suckerpunch, Spring Broken, and Fun Slides, Platforms, Spinning Purple People Beater.

  • Season 7, Ep. 14 : My So-Bald LifeAug 31, 2014

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    Contestants try their luck at obstacles that include Wipeout Shores and Dracula's Condo; one contestant wins the cash prize and a chance to take part in the Tournament of Champions.

  • Season 7, Ep. 13 : Boss & Employee: Big Balls, Inc.Aug 24, 2014

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    Bosses and employees form teams and tackle obstacles; one team wins a cash prize and a chance to compete in the tournament of champions.

  • Season 7, Ep. 12 : Boss & Employee: Big Balls, Inc.Aug 24, 2014

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    Bosses and employees form teams and tackle obstacles that include The Pink Slip, The Playpound and The Smallsy Factory.

ratings & reviews

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  • Wipeout does have a crackpot obstacle course and its own sometimes hilarious commentators, John Anderson from ESPN's SportsCenter and John Henson from Talk Soup. Show More

  • ABC hasn't provided much in advance to watch--smart network!--but there were some clips for Wipeout, and they were (seriously) hilarious. Show More

  • Even the contestants seemed to be trying too hard, screaming and making wisecracks for the camera, as if coaxed by the producers or, more likely, their agents. Show More

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