TBS’s reimagined and even more extreme version of reality competition series Wipeout returns to TV on Thursday, April 1 at 9 p.m. ET/8 p.m. CT.
John Cena (Fast & Furious, The Suicide Squad) and Nicole Byers (Nailed It!, Girl Code) host the 20-hour series with Sports Illustrated swimsuit cover model Camille Kostek serving as sideline reporter while contestants fling themselves across an obstacle course that seems nearly impossible to cross.
“Wipeout is the show that quarantine has been begging for…it has something for everyone in the family,” said Corie Henson, executive vice president/head of unscripted development, TNT, TBS, truTV in a statement. “John and Nicole are the best pairing of 2021 and together with Camille, they bring the perfect balance of wit and cheerleading. We’ve created an edgier version of the original that fuses extreme athleticism with laugh-out-loud moments that fans of the show will be talking about long after the episode airs.”
Wipeout, a format from Endemol Shine North America, originally premiered in the U.S. in 2008 on ABC where it aired for seven seasons. Wipeout has been formatted in 30-plus territories including Argentina, Australia and the U.K.
Endemol Shine North America is producing the series for TBS with Sharon Levy, DJ Nurre, Shyam Balsé and Keith Geller serving as executive producers. Cena also serves as an executive producer. Matt Kunitz, creator of the original series, serves as executive producer and showrunner.