ABC orders more ‘Wipeout’

Unscripted series to return for sixth season

ABC has picked up “Wipeout” for a sixth season.

The unscripted series, which features an elaborate obstacle course, will return with hosts John Henson, John Anderson and Jill Wagner.

While the network didn’t specify whether “Wipeout” will be back next summer, it will be a part of the 2012-13 season at some point, just in time to celebrate its 100th episode.

“I’m thrilled that we will hit a major milestone in our sixth season, our 100th episode,” said Matt Kunitz, creator and executive producer of “Wipeout.” “We’ll be celebrating all season long with brand new over-the-top courses and the return of Jill Wagner to the ‘Wipeout’ family.”

In a rough summer for unscripted programming on the broadcast nets, “Wipeout” was down 10% in 18-49 (1.9/6) and 17% in viewers (5.8 mil).

From Endemol USA, Kunitz is executive producers with Scott Larsen. Kevin Wehrenberg, Trice Barto and J. Rupert Thompson are co-executive producers.

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