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TBS reveals premiere date for John Cena-hosted 'Wipeout' revival


TBS' John Cena-hosted revival of the obstacle course competition series "Wipeout" will premiere this April.

It was announced today that the "Wipeout" revival will premiere on TBS on Thursday, April 1 at 9 p.m. Eastern time. Cena is hosting the show with comedian Nicole Byer, with model Camille Kostek serving as the host in the field and covering the contestants' progress.

Cena is also an executive producer for the series.

"Wipeout" will feature "new format twists and elements that will push the athleticism and willpower of each contestant pairing to even greater extremes, all while delivering more than a few epic fails. Each game has been designed into three rounds and now features a jaw-dropping, three-stage, obstacle course consisting of multiple strategy and decision points designed to test the stamina of the competitors. The series’ iconic big balls also make a return, bringing many laughs and surprises along the way for fans."

“Wipeout is the show that quarantine has been begging for…it has something for everyone in the family,” said Corie Henson, EVP/Head of Unscripted Development, TNT, TBS, truTV. “John and Nicole are the best pairing of 2021 and together with Camille, they bring the perfect balance of wit and cheerleading. We’ve created an edgier version of the original that fuses extreme athleticism with laugh-out-loud moments that fans of the show will be talking about long after the episode airs.”

"Wipeout" originally aired on ABC from 2008 to 2014.

Cena, who is filming his upcoming "Peacemaker" series for HBO Max in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, told Sports Illustrated in an interview published earlier this month that there's "no logistical way" he'll be able to appear at WrestleMania 37 this April due to COVID-19 related travel restrictions. Cena's most recent in-ring appearance was his cinematic Firefly Funhouse match against "The Fiend" Bray Wyatt at last year's WrestleMania.

The trailer for "Wipeout" is available to watch below: