Minnillo joins as co-host for fifth season

ABC has renewed unscripted series “Wipeout” for a fifth season and brought aboard Vanessa Minnillo as a co-host.

Also new to the series for its fifth season is new camera technology that will be able to better capture the spills and thrills of contestants negotiating the show’s unconventional obstacle courses.

Minnillo, a former MTV personality, replaces Jill Wagner, who co-hosted alongside the returning John Anderson and Jon Henson.

Fifth season will cover both winter and summer cycles in the 2011-12 season. Fourth-season summer cycle bows next week.

“Wipeout” is from Endemol USA with Matt Kunitz and Scott Larsen serving as executive producers.

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