ABC hopes not to Wipeout with new reality competition
Endemol USA has a pretty solid reality track record, with NBC's Deal or No Deal and 1 vs. 100, CBS's Big Brother and ABC's Extreme Makeover: Home Edition. And, according to The Hollywood Reporter, they are hoping to continue that streak into the new year with Wipeout. ABC has ordered a pilot for the competition in which 50 people must navigate through "the world's largest obstacle course" for a chance at $50,000.
While there aren't many details as of yet, I couldn't help but be reminded of G4's Ninja Warrior, in which contestants from the world over have to complete in four rounds of obstacle course. G4 brought it to American from Japan in 2007 where it has become a guilty pleasure addiction for way, way too many of us.I have no idea if Wipeout will be anything like Ninja Warrior, but there is something always fascinating about obstacle courses (I always get a kick out of the good ones on Survivor). And "the world's largest obstacle course" sounds fun. I wonder if they'll leave it open, like an amusement park, so the rest of us slobs can try it out when the show is not taping. And will it change? If it's the same, people watching can study it, build their own and practice. Where can I find some land cheap? Do you think the Neverland Ranch is still on the market?