Wipeout by Adam Larkey/ABC
Cheers to the summer's biggest surprise:
. I didn't think I'd make it through a single episode of ABC's obstacle-course reality show, muchless become one of the sleeper hit's 10 million weekly viewers. It turns out watching people fall on their faces - among other body parts - never gets old. (I guess that's why so many slapstick silent films are still funny.) Hosts John Anderson and John Henson and field reporter Jill Wagner make a winning team, but the real stars are the "Big Balls," enormous red spheres responsible for the show's most spectacular wipeouts. The "big balls" jokes never grow old, either. Good thing, since ABC just picked up the show for a second season.
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