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ABC to air 'Wipeout' Super Bowl special

Dec. 9, 2008 at 4:31 PM
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LOS ANGELES, Dec. 9 (UPI) -- ABC said Tuesday it plans to air a special edition of its U.S. competition series "Wipeout," pitting cheerleaders against male couch potatoes.

The football-inspired "Wipeout Superball Sunday" is scheduled to run Feb. 1 in a special segment during half-time at the Super Bowl, the network said.

Serving as hosts of the show are John Anderson from ESPN's "SportsCenter," John Henson from "Talk Soup," actress Jill Wagner and special guest sideline reporter Michael Irvin, a former Dallas Cowboy and NFL Hall of Fame member.