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  • TV-PG
  • 2008
  • 7 Seasons
  • 6.6  (8,191)

Wipeout was a popular American obstacle course game show that aired on ABC from 2008 to 2014. Hosted by comedians John Henson and Jill Wagner, and co-hosted by sports anchor John Anderson, the show featured contestants competing through a series of challenging and often hilarious obstacle courses for a cash prize of $50,000.

Each episode of Wipeout featured a fresh batch of 24 contestants who were put through a grueling obstacle course that tested their strength, agility, and coordination. The contestants faced challenges such as running across a spinning platform, jumping over giant foam obstacles, crawling through mud, and navigating a series of wacky obstacles designed to trip up and knock them down.

The course was usually split into several rounds, with the first round usually being a qualifying round where contestants were eliminated based on their performance. The remaining contestants then had to face increasingly difficult challenges in each subsequent round until only one contestant was left standing at the end of the episode.

As the name suggests, wipeouts were a common occurrence on the show, and often provided some of the most hilarious moments. Whether it was a contestant getting knocked off a platform by a giant foam ball or slipping and falling into the water, each wipeout was accompanied by humorous commentary by the hosts.

In addition to the obstacle course, Wipeout also featured several other segments that added to the entertainment value of the show. One of these segments was the 'Big Balls' segment, where contestants had to jump and balance their way across a series of giant inflatable balls floating on the water. This segment usually produced the most memorable wipeouts, as contestants struggled to stay on the balls and avoid falling into the water.

Another popular segment was the 'Sweeper' round, where contestants had to jump over a rotating arm that gradually increased in speed and height. Contestants who failed to jump over the arm were knocked off the platform and into the water below.

Throughout the show, the hosts provided humorous commentary and banter that added to the light-hearted tone of the show. John Henson was known for his witty one-liners and comedic timing, while Jill Wagner provided a more subdued and calming presence as the show's co-host. John Anderson, meanwhile, served as the show's sideline reporter, interviewing contestants and providing commentary on their performances.

Wipeout was a hit with audiences, and its unique blend of physical challenges, humor, and entertainment made it a favorite among viewers of all ages. The show spawned several spin-offs and adaptations around the world, including versions in the UK, Australia, and Scandinavia.

Overall, Wipeout was a fun and entertaining show that provided viewers with plenty of laughs and excitement. Its unique blend of physical challenges, humor, and entertainment made it a standout in the crowded world of reality TV, and its legacy continues to live on today.

Wipeout is a series that is currently running and has 7 seasons (143 episodes). The series first aired on June 24, 2008.

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Tournament of Champions
15. Tournament of Champions
September 7, 2014
In the final competition of the season, winners from the season compete in the Tournament of Champions.
Fraternity vs Sorority
14. Fraternity vs Sorority
September 7, 2014
Greek rivals compete on the Wipeout Course.
My So-Bald Life
13. My So-Bald Life
August 31, 2014
The season's previous winners return in a tournament of champions.
Boss and Employee: Big Balls, Inc. Pt. 2
12. Boss and Employee: Big Balls, Inc. Pt. 2
August 24, 2014
Join the Big Balls, Incorporated workforce as our 12 recruited pairs of bosses and employees team up. To find out which partner is the real power house, their shift will include The Pink Slip, The Playpound and The Smallsy Factory.
Boss and Employee: Big Balls, Inc. Pt. 1
11. Boss and Employee: Big Balls, Inc. Pt. 1
August 24, 2014
Bosses and their employees team up to compete in the Wipeout Zone.
Exes and OHH's!
10. Exes and OHH's!
August 17, 2014
A few former couples come back to tackle the obstacle course one more time.
Wide World of Wipeout
9. Wide World of Wipeout
August 10, 2014
A unique kind of athletes take on the obstacle coarse on the S.S. Booty Shaker. Contestants include "Beard Braid" and "Indiana Josh."
Bachelors vs Bachelorettes
8. Bachelors vs Bachelorettes
August 3, 2014
Bachelors face off with the Bachelorettes on the assault course.
Blind Date: Falling for You, Part 2
7. Blind Date: Falling for You, Part 2
July 27, 2014
In the second part of Blind Date, the top four contestants will advance to the Wipeout Zone, however, only one couple will walk away with the cash prize and a spot to compete in the "Tournament of Champions."
Blind Date: Falling for You, Part 1
6. Blind Date: Falling for You, Part 1
July 27, 2014
Twelve single men and 12 single women are set up on blind dates to compete. Obstacles include: "The Love Bugs"; "Sweet Talkers"; and "The Elephant Lovers."
Flush Hour
5. Flush Hour
July 20, 2014
24 contestants face a challenge for the average man.
Win a Date with Jill
4. Win a Date with Jill
July 13, 2014
Twenty-four charming bachelors compete for the first-ever edition of "Win A Date with Jill."
All-American Wipeout
3. All-American Wipeout
July 6, 2014
Two dozen all-American contestants attempt to conquer the Backyard Barbecue and Baseball Bash.
Hotties vs. Nerds 4.0
2. Hotties vs. Nerds 4.0
June 29, 2014
A team of good-looking people take on a team of nerds.
Fall in the Family
1. Fall in the Family
June 22, 2014
12 teams composed of two family members compete against each other.
Where to Watch Wipeout
Wipeout is available for streaming on the ABC website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Wipeout on demand at Max, Amazon Prime, Netflix, Amazon, Hulu, Vudu, Microsoft Movies & TV, Sling, Google Play and Apple TV.
  • Premiere Date
    June 24, 2008
  • IMDB Rating
    6.6  (8,191)