Skip to Content
reality TV reviews, news, and analysis since 2000

Wipeout contestant dies, prompting The Wrap to sensationalize and exploit his death

A 33-year-old contestant on the third season of ABC’s Wipeout died last Thursday as a result of a stroke. Entertainment Tonight reports that Tom Sparks “was complaining of knee pain on the first part of the show’s obstacle course, and the producers told him to stop. As the medics checked him out they noticed he …

Read More about Wipeout contestant dies, prompting The Wrap to sensationalize and exploit his death

Wipeout sold to 17 territories, which all use its new set in Argentina

ABC’s summer hit Wipeout has now been sold to 17 different territories, and all of the non-U.S. productions will tape on the show’s new obstacle course in Argentina. Most recently, “BBC1 in Blighty, Telecinco in Spain, RTL4 in the Netherlands and Channel 10 in Israel” picked up the show, according to Variety, and “ProSieben in …

Read More about Wipeout sold to 17 territories, which all use its new set in Argentina