• Network: ABC
  • Series Premiere Date: Jun 24, 2008
  • Season #: 1 , 2 , 3 , 4 , 5 , 6 , 7
User Score
7.2

Generally favorable reviews- based on 43 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 33 out of 43
  2. Negative: 7 out of 43

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  1. Sep 22, 2013
    4
    Wipeout tries to bring to America what is primary entertainment across the world. Where many eastern and European cultures feed off of prank-driven television, Americans shy away from. Perhaps it's due to certain legal tangles that could be faced. Whatever the cause for American entertainment lacking in these typically hilarious forms of reality television, Wipeout simply isn't good enough to stand up to the likes of established foreign influences. Even the gag that is MXC (Most Extreme Elimination Challenge), which came many years before Wipeout, is much funnier (especially the witty commentary) on an episode-to-episode basis. Wipeout will have a few laughs slide through the cracks, but as it stands, there's little to save this ship unless the creators are willing to play with the formula a bit. Expand
Metascore
34

Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 7 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 7
  2. Negative: 5 out of 7
  1. In fact, the entire show consists almost entirely of spills, tumbles and falls, most of which fell short of being breathtaking, spectacular or catastrophic.
  2. If you've watched ABC at all this summer, you've essentially seen all Wipeout has to offer: people of various shapes, sizes and ages all falling face-first into the mud while trying to complete an obstacle course that's been designed to be all but impossible to finish unscathed.
  3. Reviewed by: Verne Gay
    60
    ABC hasn't provided much in advance to watch--smart network!--but there were some clips for Wipeout, and they were (seriously) hilarious.