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As Brains Battle Brawn, Wipeout Celebrates Its 100th Episode and the Return of Jill Wagner

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It's a chilly day on the set of Wipeout, located on a sprawling 20-acre ranch about 40 miles north of Los Angeles. The remote location is buzzing with activity, as a 300-person crew puts another group of contestants through Wipeout's signature obstacle course.

Reporting on the proceedings is original sidelines co-host... read more

ABC Renews Wipeout for Season 6, Jill Wagner to Return

Jill Wagner

ABC is staying in the Wipeout business.

The schadenfreude-inspiring competition series has been renewed for a sixth season, the network announced Wednesday.

The sixth season... read more

Wipeout and 101 Ways Producer Matt Kunitz on His Reality Lessons

Wipeout

Reality producer Matt Kunitz has asked contestants to eat foul bugs (on Fear Factor) and jump on big red balls (see Wipeout). But that's child's play compared to what he's put people through on ABC's recent new entry, 101 Ways to Leave a Game Show.

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Wipeout Renewed for Season 5; Vanessa Minnillo Named Co-Host

Vanessa Minnillo

Wipeout is coming back for Season 5 with a new team member in tow, Entertainment Weekly reports.

Vanessa Minnillo has signed on as the new co-host, replacing Jill Wagner, who announced her exit last month.

Jill Wagner wipes out of ABC's Wipeout

"We will miss Jill, but... read more

ABC Picks Up New Game Show for Summer

101 Ways To Leave A Game Show

ABC has picked up 101 Ways to Leave a Game Show to air this summer, Deadline reports.

The show features contestants competing in a series of multiple-choice questions for a $50,000 cash prize.

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What's the gimmick? Contestants are eliminated from the show in wild ways (like being shot of a cannon or pulled off a dock by a speed boat).

The network has ordered six episodes, to be hosted by... read more

Wipeout's Winter Blunderland

Wipeout

Baby, it's cold outside! The bumps-and-bruises game show Wipeout mixes some flakes with the falls when it debuts a new, season-appropriate obstacle course. "We created a winter wonderland," says exec producer Matt Kunitz, the mad genius behind the show. "It's all the fun we've had with Wipeout, but with a whole new feel and look." read more

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