Wipeout Canada To Premiere On TVtropolis In 2011

Canwest Broadcasting and Lone Eagle Entertainment have partnered to bring the hugely popular Wipeout to Canada. Premiering on TVtropolis during the 2011 broadcast year, the highly-anticipated Canadian format of the painfully funny U.S. series will find daring Canadian contestants competing on the world’s largest extreme obstacle course for cash prizes.

“Wipeout has been a phenomenal hit with our viewers and it’s such a pleasure to be partnering with Lone Eagle Entertainment to bring the show to Canada,” said Karen Gelbart, SVP, Content, Lifestyle Channels, Canwest Broadcasting. “The Wipeout course is hilariously unpredictable and, to the delight of TVtropolis viewers, Canadians across the country will now have a chance to test their skills.”

“We’re thrilled to be involved in such an exciting project,” said Lone Eagle Entertainment Executive Producer, Michael Geddes. “Canadians coast to coast will be able to cheer on our country’s most fearless and daring as they go head to head for the top prize”.

Wipeout Canada will be filmed in Fall 2010 on an extreme obstacle course that was designed to provide the most spectacular spills, face plants, and wipeouts.

The Wipeout format is licensed to Lone Eagle Entertainment and is distributed in Canada by Disney and internationally by Endemol, a leading producer of television programming specializing in reality and non-scripted genres for network and cable television. The Canadian format will air on TVtropolis – joining an already robust line-up of hit reality shows including Hoarders, Parking Wars, Survivor and Rescue Ink. Further host and casting announcements will follow in the near future.

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