Wipeout (2008 U.S. game show)

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Wipeout
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Also known as 'Winter Wipeout
Spring Wipeout
Summer Wipeout
Total Wipeout USA '
Genre Sports Entertainment
Comedy
Created by Matt Kunitz and Scott Larsen
Directed by J. Rupert Thompson
Presented by John Anderson
John Henson
Jill Wagner (1–4, 6–7)
Vanessa Lachey (5)
Composer(s) Vanacore Music (Theme Song & Underscore)
Country of origin United States
No. of seasons 7
No. of episodes 148
Production
Executive producer(s) Matt Kunitz and Scott Larsen
Producer(s) Heather Finnegan
Sean Jennings
Eric Timm
Running time 60 minutes
Production company(s) Endemol USA
Lock and Key Productions
Pulse Creative
Distributor Endemol USA
Release
Original network ABC
Picture format 480i (4:3 SDTV) (2008)
720p (16:9 HDTV) (2009–2014)
Original release June 24, 2008 (2008-06-24) – September 7, 2014 (2014-09-07)[1]

Wipeout was a game show series in which contestants competed in what was billed as the "World's Largest" obstacle course. Wipeout was hosted and commentated by John Henson and John Anderson, while Jill Wagner acted as the "on-location" presenter. The show aired on ABC from June 24, 2008 until the show aired its final episode on September 7, 2014. The interim presenter for one season was Vanessa Lachey. The creators and executive producers are Matt Kunitz and Scott Larsen. Distribution of the show was handled by Endemol USA. The show was taped at Sable Ranch in Canyon Country, Santa Clarita, California, about 40 miles north of Los Angeles.[2]

History[edit]

Wipeout title card used from 2008-2010. The logo can still be seen around the course.

The series premiered on June 24, 2008, on ABC. After the pilot was shot, co-host Elon Gold was replaced. Producers called in Michael Glazer to find a "comic host replacement" that eventually went to John Henson. The first season's success spawned a series of international versions of Wipeout, debuting in countries including the United Kingdom and Argentina in January 2009.

On December 8, 2008, ABC announced plans to counter-program NBC's Super Bowl game-day telecasts with a sports-star-studded episode of Wipeout, entitled "Wipeout Bowl". The episode was broadcast immediately following the game. The episode featured female cheerleaders competing against male "couch potato" sports fans.[3] During the hour-long special, Monica Kauffman became the show's first female competitor to win. Following the episode, an announcement was made that a second season had been commissioned, and a promo for the season was subsequently broadcast.

The second season was broadcast during the summer of 2009. According to TV Week, in 2009 Wipeout became the third most popular game show in the world, based on ratings.[4] On July 22, 2009, Wipeout was renewed for a third season, for which filming began in September 2009.

The third season of the show premiered on June 22, 2010, with a special two-hour "Blind Date" episode preluding the series on June 1.[5][6] ABC subsequently announced that other themed episodes would appear in Season 3, including episodes featuring ladies only and families.[5] The third-season finale aired on September 14, 2010, with a special "America's Finest Edition", featuring some of America's heroes, including firefighters and policemen.

On August 15, 2010, ABC announced that the show had been contracted for a fourth season.[7] The announcement added: "Wipeout has the distinction of being the only broadcast reality series launched in recent years that has demonstrated proven staying power." On October 13, 2010, ABC announced plans that the fourth season would be split into three sections – Winter, Spring, and Summer; with a total of 32 episodes: 8 Winter episodes, 7 Spring episodes and 17 Summer episodes.[8] The fourth season premiered on January 6, 2011.[9]

On June 16, 2011, ABC announced that the show had been renewed for a fifth season, and that Vanessa Lachey would replace co-host Jill Wagner on the show. New episodes of Winter Wipeout began on December 8, 2011, with a Christmas special episode, entitled Winter Wipeout: Deck the Balls.[citation needed] That same year, Syndicated reruns of Wipeout aired on truTV and TBS.[10]

On August 29, 2012, Wipeout was picked up for a sixth season. In addition, it was announced that former co-host Jill Wagner would be returning to the series after a season-long absence.[11] John Anderson and John Henson, also returning as hosts.

On August 30, 2012, Activision released a Wipeout game for iOS. It quickly became the top-selling app in the App Store.[12]

On May 9, 2013, season six premiered. In its sixth season, Wipeout celebrated its 100th episode.[13]

On January 22, 2014, Wipeout was renewed for a seventh season. For the first time, winners from each episode will be brought together for a "Tournament of Champions" at the end of the season to compete for the title of Ultimate Wipeout Champion.[14]

On June 22, 2014, the seventh season began, with new episodes airing on Sundays. Season seven ended on September 7, 2014.

Wipeout appeared to have been renewed for an eighth season in a new version named Wipeout Extreme; however, by the summer of 2015, ABC had quietly canceled the show and removed it from the ABC website.[15][16]

Gameplay[edit]

Contestants compete through four rounds of competition until a final winner is chosen. The first round features 24 contestants (they were introduced from seasons 1-3, but from season 4 onwards, not all were shown) running through a series of obstacles. The top 12 finishing times move on. The show never made clear to viewers whether or how the finishing times are adjusted for failing to complete obstacles along the way.

The next two rounds take place on two different complex obstacles. They typically involve large structures that competitors have to enter, navigate around while hostile devices try to knock them off, and then jump to a landing pad to finish, where Jill Wagner awaits them. The competitors keep trying on these structures until roughly half of them have reached the finish; the other half are eliminated. This leaves only the top four (top three in some seasons) to make it to the final round called the Wipeout Zone, where the winner earns the title of Wipeout Champion and a $50,000 grand prize.

The challenges change each week, but always feature offbeat and comical obstacles, such as the "Sucker Punch", "Big Balls" (the show's trademark obstacle, four very large red spheres in sequence that must be traversed from a running start, with failures often resulting in odd-angle rejections), the "Sweeper", the "Dizzy Dummy" or the "Dreadmill". Emphasis is always placed on obstacles that can produce sudden jarring collisions (the obstacle surfaces are heavily padded and competitors sometimes don helmets or flak jackets) followed by spectacular falls into the water below, these being the show's titular "wipeouts". As part of wiping out, the competitors often end up covered in mud, froth, vats of food, or other unlikely substances.

In one of the show's trademarks, the commentators have a humorous running commentary, often mocking and gently insulting the contestants as they compete. The hosts make frequent use of puns. Jokey sound effects and cheesy visual effects are often added as well. The exchanges between the two hosts is often a subplot of episodes themselves, with Anderson playing it mostly straight as a play-by-play man while Henson offers up off-the-wall inanities and non sequiturs as color commentary. Jill Wagner offers additional features reactions, and also provides interviews with the contestants filmed before their turn begins. These interviews tend to emphasize bizarre aspects of contestants' personalities, with Wagner making facial commentary as the conversation proceeds. Generally only those who will pass the first round are introduced, and a nickname is assigned that is used throughout the game.

At night, the show takes an epic and serious turn, with the humor dialed down, and serious background music instead of its lighthearted theme music. The final four or three contestants play separately on a large obstacle course inside the studio called the Wipeout Zone, each attempting to finish the course in the fastest time, much like the first round. Though slight variations are used in each episode, contestants wear wetsuits and they begin by either sliding down a water ramp or being launched by a giant catapult or blob into the course, swimming to the first obstacle. Obstacles have varied between episodes, but the course contains several obstacles that must be traversed in order to reach the finishing platform. Some obstacles can be skipped for a time penalty, but the last obstacle(s) has to be completed in order to reach the finishing spot. The player with the fastest time on the course is declared the "champion" of the episode and is awarded the show's grand prize of $50,000. The Wipeout Zone often brings competitors to the brink of exhaustion, especially when they have to swim back to a starting point to retry a failed obstacle.

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Awards Category Result Notes
2009 Rose d'Or Entertainment Category[17] Nominated
2010 Entertainment Weekly Guilty Pleasure Reality Showdown[18] Won
2010 Kids' Choice Awards Favorite Reality Series [19] Nominated
2011 Kids' Choice Awards Favorite Reality Series [20] Nominated
2011 Teen Choice Awards Choice TV: Reality Competition Show [21] Nominated
2012 Kids' Choice Awards Favorite Reality Series [22] Won Wipeout won the award for the first time, dethroning American Idol, which had won the category every time since its inception. Over 220 million votes were cast.[22]
2013 Kids' Choice Awards Favorite Reality Series [23] Won
2014 Kids' Choice Awards Favorite Reality Series [24] Won
2014 Teen Choice Awards Choice Summer TV Series [25] Won
2015 Kids' Choice Awards Favorite Reality Show [26] Nominated

Episodes[edit]

Reception[edit]

On its premiere night, Wipeout scored the highest premiere rating of any new show in summer 2008, besting competing veteran summer shows Hell's Kitchen and America's Got Talent.[27] As the season progressed, Nielsen Media Research put it at the top of the 18-49 demographic, slightly outpaced by America's Got Talent. On August 6, 2008, Wipeout was officially renewed for a second season.[28] The second season premiered on May 27, 2009, and with an audience of 9.69 million, Wipeout bested its first season average and gave ABC its best numbers in the Wednesday 8:00pm slot since November 2007.[29] The third season premiered on June 22, 2010, with ratings of 10.21 million,[30] with a special "Blind Date" episode getting 12.8 million viewers on June 1, 2010.[31]

On January 6, 2011, the first season of Winter Wipeout premiered with the series' highest ratings ever, beating the 8pm competition in the coveted 18-49 demographic and many other key demos.[32]

Lawsuit[edit]

The concept and style of the show has been compared to several Japanese game shows, most notably Unbeatable Banzuke and Takeshi's Castle.[33][34] This was brought to the attention of the Japanese broadcaster Tokyo Broadcasting System, who filed a copyright infringement lawsuit against ABC, charging that Wipeout is "a blatant copycat" of several of its classic Japanese competition game shows. Among the charges are that ABC bought search terms such as MXC (the Americanized comedy version of Takeshi's Castle) on Google to help drive traffic to the official Wipeout page, and that specific obstacles in Wipeout were knock-offs of challenges in those Japanese game shows.[citation needed]

Wipeout creator and executive producer Matt Kunitz, who also executive produced Endemol's Fear Factor (NBC), said Wipeout is "90% Fear Factor-inspired, 10% Japanese game show", adding in a Los Angeles Times interview that Wipeout was born from a desire to do a funny stunt series. He reportedly wanted to sell the show as Fear Factor meets America's Funniest Home Videos.[35] The suit was settled in December 2011 through mediation with a federal judge without going to trial.[36]

Wipeout: The Game[edit]

Wipeout has also been adapted into a video game, Wipeout: The Game, which was released June 22, 2010, along with the Season 3 premiere.[37] The game was released on the Nintendo Wii and Nintendo DS, and was developed by Activision. In the game, the player can choose from 23 different characters. There are four categories of characters, with each category having a certain amount of "Speed" and "Strength" for the player, which varies based on their body sizes. The "Small" characters have great Speed but little Strength. The "Medium" characters have a more balanced amount of Speed and Strength, with neither one serving as the dominant trait. And the "Large" characters have great Strength but little Speed. These first three categories all have 6 different characters each; 3 females and 3 males, and each character having 3 different outfits. The fourth category is "Special," which has a high amount of Speed and Strength. There are 5 characters in this category, including the three hosts. The game is played in two different versions. Challenge mode is where the player can challenge specific obstacles and attempt to beat them in a certain amount of time. The other is Play The Show, which means to play the game as they would in the show. They go through the Qualifier round first, and advance to the Sweeper round second. The third round, Free For All, has 3 different versions. In the Easy level, the Free For All features players spinning on the dizzy dummy, and then going across the Tipsy Tables or the Spinning Platform. Challenging level has players on the Unclaimed Baggage, and the Extreme level has them on the Double Crosser. Finally, they go through the Wipeout Zone. The Wii game is different from the show (and its Nintendo DS counterpart) in that there are only 4 contestants, and none are eliminated during the first three rounds. The game has commentary by Henson, Anderson and Wagner, all three of whom are featured as unlockable playable characters.[38]

Another Wipeout game was under development by Activision, this time for Xbox 360 with Kinect, entitled 'Wipeout: In The Zone'. It took full advantage of the Kinect remote and has ragdoll wipeouts and different rounds from the Wii and DS version, such as Bruiseball. The game was released "in conjunction with the premier of Wipeout's summer season on ABC"[39] on June 16, 2011.[40] Activision announced on August 18, 2011 that a direct sequel to the first Wipeout game was in development titled Wipeout 2[41] for Xbox 360 with Kinect, PlayStation 3, Wii, Nintendo DS and Nintendo 3DS. The new game is described as "Offering updated, outrageous course designs across all platforms with obstacles and effects taken straight from the show's summer and winter seasons. Players must navigate around snow, ice, foam, and fan-favorite obstacles like the Sucker Punch Wall and Big Balls; which are making their triumphant returns alongside more than 50 others".

It was released on October 11, 2011.[42] Activision announced on June 25, 2013 that a new title called Wipeout: Create & Crash would be released on Wii, Wii U, Xbox 360, and Nintendo 3DS on October 15, 2013.[43]

International versions[edit]

Endemol USA has sold the "Wipeout" format to more than 40 territories and has created two obstacle courses in Argentina for those international editions.[28] Past, current and upcoming versions include:

Country Name Host Channel Premiere Language
Arab League Arab World وايب أوت
Wipeout
Mustafa Alagha, Tamer Abd El-Monem, Karen Derkalostian MBC 1[44] May 2009 Arabic
 Argentina Hombre al agua Sebastián Weinbaum and Eugenio Weinbaum (Season 1, 3), Ivan de Pineda and Luli Fernendez (Season 2) Canal 13 January 5, 2009 Spanish
 Australia Wipeout Australia Kelly Landry, James Brayshaw and Josh Lawson Nine Network/Go![45] 3 February 2009 – 24 March 2009 English
 Belarus Зачистка
Zachistka
Alexandra Pavlova and Ivan Vabishevich ONT Launch in 2011 Russian
 Belgium Wipeout Walter Grootaers, Bob Peeters & Lynn Pelgroms (& Wytske Kenemans) VTM[46] March 4, 2009 Dutch
 Brazil Maratoma Fausto Silva Rede Globo[47] July 19, 2009 Portuguese
 Canada Wipeout Québec Valérie Simard, Alain Dumas and Réal Béland V August 31, 2009 French
Wipeout Canada Jonathan Torrens, Enis Esmer,Jessica Phillips[48] TVtropolis April 3, 2011 – June 26, 2011 English
 Chile Hombre Al Agua Martín Cárcamo and Álvaro Salas TVN March 6, 2009 Spanish
 Colombia Hombre Al Agua Pirry and Andrea Serna RCN TV December 2011 Spanish
 Croatia Wipeout Marina Jerkovic RTL Televizija April 12, 2009. Croatian
 Czech Republic Wipeout - Souboj národů Libor Bouček, Janka Hospodárová Nova June 29, 2011 Czech
 Denmark Wipeout Uffe Holm, Martin Veltz and Anne Kejser Kanal 5 March 5, 2009 Danish
 Finland Wipeout Suomi Anna Easteden Fox 2013 Finnish
 France Total Wipeout Stéphane Rotenberg, Alex Goude, Sandrine Corman M6[49][50] July 17, 2009 French
 Germany WipeOut – Heul nicht, lauf! Charlotte Engelhardt, Matthias Opdenhövel and Werner Hansch ProSieben[51] March 10, 2009 German
 Greece Wipeout Christoforos Zaralikos, Dimitris Menounos, Eleni Karpontini (season 1), Giorgos Lianos (season 2) ANT1 February 6, 2010 Greek
 Iceland Wipeout Ísland Sigmar Vilhjálmsson, Jóhannes Ásbjörnsson and Friðrika Hjördís Geirsdóttir Stöð 2[52] December 11, 2009 Icelandic
 India Zor Ka Jhatka: Total Wipeout Shahrukh Khan and Saumya Tandon[53] Imagine TV[citation needed] February 1, 2011 – February 25, 2011 Hindi
 Italy Wipeout - Pronti a tutto! Lillo e Greg K2 3 October 2010 Italian
 Kazakhstan Channel 7 [54] March 9, 2013 Kazakh
 Israel וויפאאוט ישראל
Wipeout Israel
Tal Berman and Aviad Kisos Channel 10[55] May 10, 2011 Hebrew
 Mexico Resbalón José Ramón San Cristóbal, Eduardo Videgaray Televisa[56] August 29, 2009 Spanish
 Japan ワイプアウト日本 (Nippon's Wipeout) TBA Fuji TV March 24, 2013 Japanese
 Lithuania Jokių kliūčių! Džiugas Siaurusaitis TV3 January 10, 2009 Lithuanian
 Mozambique O Gram Caida Noel Serra, Cristian Aureliano Maranhao Promomedios Televisor September 12, 2010 Portuguese
 Netherlands Wipeout Wytske Kenemans, Dennis Weening, Klaas van der Eerden, Lynn Pelgroms RTL 5[57][58] February 15, 2009 Dutch
 Norway Wipeout Anders Hoff,Øyvind Rafto, Synnøve Skarbø TVNorge March 2, 2009[59] Norwegian
 Pakistan Wipeout Pakistan also known as Big Splash Geo TV Urdu
 Poland Wipeout - Wymiatacze Tomasz Zimoch, Krzysztof 'Jankes' Jankowski,
Katarzyna Olubińska
TVN February 13, 2011 Polish
 Russia Жестокие игры
Zhestokiye Igry
Dmitry Dibrov, Kirill Nabutov, Yana Churikova Channel One[60] 7 March 2010 Russian
Навылет
Navylet
Danila Dunayev, Natali Nevedrova, Vladimir Strozhuk Yu September 7, 2013 Russian
 Serbia Wipeout Ivan Tešanović and Miljan Milićević FOX Televizija November 8, 2009 Serbian
 Spain ¡Wipeout! Carmen Alcayde Telecinco[61] December 24, 2008 Spanish
 Slovakia Wipeout - Súboj národov Janka Hospodárová, Libor Bouček Markíza July 3, 2011 Slovak
 Slovenia Wipeout Jernej Kuntner and Tomaž Cuder TV 3 Slovenian voice-over of the American version since season 3 Slovene
 Sweden Wipeout Felix Herngren, Hans Wiklund, Sofia Wistam Kanal 5 (Swedish) March 8, 2009 Swedish
 Turkey Wipeout Asuman Krause Show TV[62] January 30, 2008 Turkish
 Ukraine БУМ, Битва українських міст
BUM, Bytva Ukrayinskyh Mist
Stepan Kazanin, Valeria Ushakova, Alexander Krikun Inter TV March 7, 2010 Ukrainian
Замочені Ehor Krutoholov, Oleksandr Berezhok ICTV June 16, 2013 Ukrainian
 United Kingdom Total Wipeout Richard Hammond[63] and Amanda Byram BBC One,
BBC Three,
CBBC[64]
3 January 2009 – 31 December 2012 English

Notes:

  • In Canada, the original United States series airs on Global for the first 5 seasons where City aired the 6th; the French-Canadian television V also aired the United States series but dubbed in French. The original United States series also airs in the UK on Challenge (as Total Wipeout USA), in New Zealand on Comedy Central, in Australia on Nine Network; in the Philippines and India on AXN and also on Comedy Central in India, in the Netherlands on RTL 5, and in Hong Kong on TVB Pearl.[65] It is also broadcast in Ireland by TG4 with an Irish language voiceover.
  • The Scandinavian countries Denmark, Norway, and Sweden produce separate versions of the show based on the same footage of contestants from the three countries competing against each other.
  • The Dutch version is a collaboration between the Netherlands and Belgium.
  • The American, British, Canadian and Australian versions are broadcast in Portugal on FX and also the Spanish and argentinian versions and a rerun of the first season in Portuguese on +tvi.
  • The Italian version is made from the USA show, with the original audio still audible; some episodes are taken from the UK version, Total Wipeout.

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