'Wipeout' renewed for fifth season

More big balls coming your way next year: ABC announced that Wipeout is coming back for a fifth season, but with a twist — Vanessa Minnillo will be the new co-host, replacing Jill Wagner.

“We will miss Jill, but are thrilled to welcome Vanessa to the team and excited to bring her enthusiasm to the show,” said Wipeout creator and executive producer Matt Kunitz. “She is a great host with a fun and natural energy that our viewers will love.”

Minnillo was a co-host on MTV’s TRL and judged ABC’s reality show True Beauty. Wipeout is airing a sneak peak on June 21 and then will officially premiere on June 23. The next season will consist of episodes airing next winter and summer.


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  • deedeedragons

    Vanessa Minnillo? Yuck, i hope the big balls take her out.

  • Rebecca

    Well, that’s disappointing. I’m not a huge fan of female co-hosts who are just there to interview people (I’m looking at you, Brooke Burke), but I liked Jill’s spunkiness and willingness to roll with the contestants’ odd personalities.

  • Plygal

    NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!! Jill was AWESOME!!! Will still watch the show, but will totally miss her, loved when she would laugh at the bad wipeouts, cause I was laughing too!

    • Captain

      Agreed but in all fairness, it wasn’t their choice. She wants to leave to pursue her acting career. Apparently, she’s on Teen Wolf now.

  • Jacob

    This show is probably slightly more retarded then that one with all the fake italians. And that is bad.

  • tim

    nooooooooooooooooooo… bring back Jill!!!! ppppppppppppppleeeeeease!!!!!!!

    • AJ

      As another commenter stated, Jill is leaving on her own accord to pursue acting….

  • elvira

    Sorry to hear about you leaving, Jill. Gonna miss your quick wit with the contestants. Good luck in your new endeavor! Luv ya girl!

  • ?

    Ok. I only hope Vanessa is willing to laugh (with and at) the contestants. It was all part of the fun.

  • Whawhawha

    I will never understand why people bother watching this garbage

    • Cancelation

      I think they don’t have cable tv.

    • DRHinCMH

      I will never understand why people who don’t understand why people bother watching this garbage bother reading about it and then post their own garbage to the comments.

      • Whawhawha

        Oh i can explain that, simply cause i know it will irritate you specifically drhincmh, well that and just cause i can. Now back to my question i still havent seen a viable answer and sorry “cause its funny” doesnt cut it.

    • Mike

      What other “viable answer” are you looking for as to why people watch a comedy show other than “cause it’s funny”? I realize that any TV you watch must be directed by the Cohen Bros. and emotionally challenge you at every turn, but sometimes people watch shows to LAUGH. And I happen to think watching idiots fall down is hilarious. If that’s too low-brow for you then using the remote would be a good choice for you. And to answer your question DRHinCMH- he does it because he is a troll- duh.

  • Ben

    Won’t be the same show without Jill, so I doubt I will watch it anymore.

    • Captain

      I won’t either. Vanessa is beyond annoying and I think she’ll be far more concerned with looking her best to actually laugh and have a good time.

    • Cool guy

      I’ll watch it, but still, nooooooo.

  • Dicazi

    This is my guilty pleasure.

    What can I say, I love slapstick.

  • Tori

    Awww Jill was the best. I don’t want to watch that twit!

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