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Friday, January 30, 2009

Jill Wagner and Wipeout airing Superbowl Sunday!

Tune into ABC to watch IMTA alum Jill Wagner host a special episode of her hit show Wipeout on Super Bowl Sunday!! According to Live Feed:

"ABC plans to counterprogram NBC’s game-day entertainment telecasts with a sports-star-studded episode of the summer obstacle-course hit “Wipeout.”...The strategy will mark the first time in five years a major broadcast network has gone after a rival’s Super Bowl momentum with original entertainment programming. It’s broadcast’s biggest day, and this is a big mass-market show, and it’s fun to be able to participate and be a part of it,” said John Saade, senior vp alternative programming at ABC. “This will put ‘Wipeout’ back in the public’s consciousness between runs, and we plan to have a lot of fun with it.”

"The two-part ABC special — dubbed “Wipeout Superball Sunday” — pulls out all the stops to cater to NFL fans: Hall of Famer Michael Irvin will lend sideline commentary, the Navy’s Blue Angels will perform a flyover, the USC marching band will storm the course, contestants will run a gantlet with quarterbacks pelting them with footballs, NFL luminaries will stop by the commentary booth, and the show’s signature Big Balls obstacle has been converted into jumbo-sized footballs." This super exciting event will all be co- hosted by Jill!!

Jill competed at IMTA in Los Angeles in 2001 where she won Female Model of the Year! Many people know Jill as the Lincoln Mercury car girl as she has done many ad campaigns for the auto giant. She has a new Mercury commercial playing nation-wide! She played an operative on fellow IMTA alum Ashton Kutcher's hilarious show Punk'd and while on the show she punk'd Katie Holmes, yet another IMTA alum! Her television roles include Monk, Dr. Vegas, starring as Larrin in Stargate Atlantis, Blade: The Series, and she starred in the independent films Junebug and Shifted.

Catch a sneak peak of The Superbowl Episode of
Wipeout Here!

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