Episodes: 137 (hour)
TV show dates: June 24, 2008 — September 7, 2014
Series status: Cancelled
Performers include: John Henson, Jill Wagner, and John Anderson (co-hosts).
TV show description:
In order to win the $50,000 grand prize on this reality show competition, contestants must survive the world’s largest obstacle course.
Each episode features 24 new players who are slowly whittled down to one winner through a series of four rounds. The first round or, “the qualifier,” features a four-part obstacle course in which the twelve participants with the best times move on further in the competition.
In “the sweeper,” or the second round, the remaining twelve must jump a rotating hurdle that changes speeds and heights each time it circles around. The six who fall from their platform first don’t make it to round three, known as the “road to the final four.”
Contestants in this round participate in a stunts like “Dizzy Dummy” where players are spun around and then stopped in order to cross an obstacle dangling over a pool, or the “Dreadmill” where the final six walk on an oversized treadmill and must stay on while trying to avoid balls, inflatable fish, and even doors obstructing their moving path.
“The Wipeout Zone” is the last and most complicated obstacle course to be conquered. The player to do so, in the least amount of time, wipes out the competition and walks away bruised but with the cash prize in hand.
The show is hosted by John Henson and John Anderson and, is co-hosted by Jill Wagner.
Episode #137 — Tournament of Champions
The final competition of the season pits champions against one another in the first “Tournament of Champions” edition. The 12 winners from throughout the season return to fight through the “Chopper Blade,” revisit the “Big Balls,” and face “The Playpound” infested with pool sharks — all before landing in the Wipeout Zone.
First aired: September 7, 2014.
What do you think? Do you like the Wipeout TV show? Do you think it should have been cancelled or renewed for an eighth season?
I am still watching and laughing my way through WIPEOUT whenever I can catch a showing. I really wish they had continued the game show. You have to pay for reruns outside the scheduled episodes on weekends. I loved watching the antics those contestants put themselves through in the name of gamesmanship. I would really enjoy watching once again should you put it back on the air.
Its on ABC 15 TV at 11 PM Saturday & Sunday in Phoenix. Reruns. But its a great show. Better than a lot of shows like Ninja Warrior or Bachelor in Paradise garbage. This show needs to be on the air now!
They need to bring this show back!! It was very funny and entertaining! Executives of ABC, you suck for taking it off the air ! Do the right thing and put it back on !!
Please bring it back!! My childhood show!!
WipeOut ROCKS! I sure miss John Henson… funny,talented guy! They should bring it back – please?
Winter shows from 2011 starting showing on a local channel here in KY. tonight didn’t realize how much I missed the show. Bring it back!
This show really needs to be put back. It is hilarious and good fun for the whole family. Why can’t other networks pick it up????? Huh?
I can think of many shows that s should be canceled off at ABC. But Wipeout is not one of them my entire family watches it and my kid loves it so instead of all the violence and stuff that you put on TV why don’t you put some Wipeout back on it was funny.
I can think of many shows that should be cancelled off abc but Wipeout should not be one of them .it was funny and my entire family watched it