Contestants make their way through a giant obstacle course to win a cash prize.

Watch Now

on Amazon Video




7   6   5   4   3   2   1  
2014   2013   2012   2011   2010   2009   … See all »
4 wins & 4 nominations. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Deal or No Deal (2005–2009)
Comedy | Family | Game-Show
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5/10 X  

26 sums of money, 26 suitcases and one question: Deal or no deal

Stars: Howie Mandel, Sara Bronson, Lindsay Clubine
America's Got Talent (TV Series 2006)
Family | Game-Show | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

A weekly talent competition where an array of performers -- from singers and dancers, to comedians and novelty acts -- vie for a $1 million cash prize.

Stars: Nick Cannon, Howie Mandel, Sharon Osbourne
The Amazing Race (TV Series 2001)
Action | Adventure | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

Multiple teams race around the globe for $1,000,000 to 'amazing' locations.

Stars: Phil Keoghan, Joyce Agu, Uchenna Agu
The Crocodile Hunter (TV Series 1996)
Documentary | Action | Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

Steve and wife Terri educate and entertain on the subject of Australia's all too often dangerous wildlife.

Stars: Steve Irwin, Terri Irwin, Michele Santopietro
Comedy | Family | Reality-TV
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

Viewers from around America send in home videos with comedic moments.

Stars: Jess Harnell, Tom Bergeron, Bob Saget
Shark Tank (TV Series 2009)
Family | Reality-TV
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

Ambitious entrepreneurs present their breakthrough business concepts.

Stars: Kevin O'Leary, Phil Crowley, Robert Herjavec


Series cast summary:


Contestants make their way through a giant obstacle course to win a cash prize.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis



Parents Guide:



Official Sites:



Release Date:

24 June 2008 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Spring Wipeout  »

Filming Locations:


Company Credits

Show more on  »

Technical Specs


Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
See  »

Did You Know?


The main idea of this TV show came from a Japanese TV show, Takeshi's Castle. See more »


Ariel Tweto: Where's the pole?
See more »


Version of WipeOut - Heul nicht, lauf! (2009) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Re-make of a comically dubbed-over Japanese game show.
27 May 2009 | by See all my reviews

I guess I probably shouldn't be too annoyed at a show that rips off another show, which is basically a comedic American re-dubbing of a Japanese show (Takeshi's Castle), but I can't watch "Wipeout" without immediately thinking of Spike's "MXC: Most Extreme Challenge." The obstacle course names, the way the announcers try to crack visual pun jokes and call all the contestants by nicknames, its all borrowing from MXC, but the show seems to lose something without the whole "people ad-libbing over Japanese stock footage" part. It's like if MST3K were re-made, but done "seriously," and with new actors trying to replace the old B-movies that were being mocked.

"Wipeout" tries to be "MXC" like "Repo: The Genetic Opera" desperately tries to be "The Next Rocky Horror Picture Show," and like Repo, Wipeout is barely as good as what it attempts to copy. I've even read on Wikipedia that ABC tried to buy up the search term "MXC" through Google to try to re-direct traffic to their official Wipeout website. If "MXC" hadn't come first (and been made 5 years prior, 17 if you count the age of the source material for the re-dub), maybe I could watch this show and just take it for what it is; people competing in a crazy foam prop obstacle course for money.

Oh and btw, contrary to the belief of some, you didn't have to be an anime-obsessed "weeaboo" to enjoy the hilarity of MXC.

10 of 41 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 13 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page