TBS Acquires Repeats of ABC’s “Wipeout,” Begins Airing Weekday Afternoons
An interesting bit of information has come out quietly today. TBS, which apparently is getting heavier into game shows than GSN has this month, has picked up reruns of the ABC hit game show Wipeout. The show will air at 2PM ET on weekdays starting today, replacing repeats of Rules of Engagement. The rights to air Wipeout repeats have been in the Time Warner family since sister network TruTV started airing them in Fall 2011. TruTV has a nice level of success airing repeats of the show in a block on Friday nights, so TBS will borrow the episodes to see if they can have similar success in propping up their afternoon schedule. This is one of the first non-sitcom/animated off-network acquisitions on the schedule in quite some time for TBS, so it’s almost weird to see a game show sandwiched between repeats of American Dad and Friends. If it does well in its sole schedule spot, don’t be surprised to see it peppered a little more frequently around the “Very Funny” channel’s lineup. Wipeout will launch its sixth season with new episodes on ABC later this year.
Source : Sitcoms Online