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[03/17/11 - 03:56 PM]
ABC Picks Up "101 Ways to Leave a Game Show," Featuring Some of the Wildest Contestant Eliminations in Game Show History
Jeff Sutphen hosts the series, from "Wipeout" executive producer Matt Kunitz.

[via press release from ABC]

ABC PICKS UP "101 WAYS TO LEAVE A GAME SHOW," FEATURING SOME OF THE WILDEST CONTESTANT ELIMINATIONS IN GAME SHOW HISTORY

From the Producers of the Mega-Hit Show "Wipeout"

Based on Endemol's successful worldwide format, "101 Ways to Leave a Game Show" will feature contestants competing in one of the most insane game shows in history for a chance to win $50,000. In "101 Ways," contestants will match wits in a series of multiple choice questions, with one contestant being eliminated every round. But unlike any other game show in the world, the eliminated contestant will then be ejected from the show in spectacular fashion, i.e., being flown away strapped to the wing of a biplane, shot out of a cannon, pushed off the top of a moving semi truck, dragged underwater by a one ton anchor or yanked off a dock by a speed boat. The show will be hosted by Jeff Sutphen ("BrainSurge").

"Developed in partnership with our UK colleagues, '101 Ways to Leave a Game Show' is unlike any other show we've done before," said David Goldberg, Chairman of Endemol North America. "Incorporating action packed stunts that will eject contestants so outlandishly within the show is sure to keep contestants and viewers on the edge of their seats, having no idea what to expect next. This concept is definitely the next generation of game shows, and we are thrilled to be on the forefront of it." The show will be produced by Endemol USA and is scheduled to air this summer on ABC. Matt Kunitz ("Wipeout", "Fear Factor") will serve as the executive producer. David Goldberg is the chairman of Endemol North America.

About Endemol USA

Endemol USA is a leading producer of television programming specializing in reality and non-scripted genres for network and cable television. The company produces the mega hits "Deal or No Deal," "Wipeout," "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition" and "Big Brother." Endemol USA is a division of the Endemol Group, a prominent international content developer, producer and distributor of television and online programming. The company, headquartered in the Netherlands, has subsidiaries and joint ventures in 25 countries, including the major European markets, the U.S., South Africa, Argentina, Brazil, Mexico and Australia. Endemol is owned by a consortium consisting of Goldman Sachs Capital Partners, Mediaset Group and Cyrte Group. For more information, please visit http://www.endemolusa.tv. Endemol is a privately held company.





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· 101 WAYS TO LEAVE A GAME SHOW (ABC)
· FEAR FACTOR (MTV)
· WIPEOUT (TBS)





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