“Wipeout” Coming Back for Season 6, Jill Wagner Returning
ABC announced today that Wipeout, ABC’s mainstay summer series, will be back for a sixth go-round. Even though it has been dealing with sagging ratings when compared to seasons past, the show still performs better than most of the summer lineup for the Alphabet Network so they’re keeping it around. Bigger news to go along with this, for many Wipeout fans, is sideline reporter Jill Wagner will return to replace her replacement Vanessa (Minnillo) Lachey who served for season five. Wagner is a favorite among many fans, including this one, so her presence will be welcomed once again.
Earlier in the year, Wipeout took home its first award winning the Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Award for Favorite Reality Show. This knocked American Idol of its pedestal of winning that award every year since it was created in 2009. Of course, the show will continue to swap in and out new obstacles, new challenges and even a redesigned Wipeout Zone. No word yet on whether or not the winter or spring-themed episodes will be part of the package, but at some point in the new episodes, the show will celebrate its 100th episode, certainly cause for celebration. If you’re interested in becoming a contestant, visit the casting website to view when open calls are being held in California and how you can submit an audition video if you cannot make it to one of those.