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ABC Bringing Back Series, but With Some Changes THR's Live Feed blog

ABC announced today that it is picking up a new season of one of its series. The Hollywood Reporter's Live Feed blog reports that the network renewed the reality competition show "Wipeout" for a seventh season.

The format will undergo a bit of a tweak, the report notes.

"In the new season, winners will return at the end of the run for a Tournament of Champions, where they will compete for the title of Ultimate Wipeout Champion," THR reports. "The season will continue to feature themed episodes, including a chance to win a date with Jill Wagner and 'Boss and Employee.'"

Said Matt Kunitz, the show's creator and executive producer: "We are always looking for ways to keep the show fresh and exciting. This year, we are amping up the competition with a season-long tournament of champions, with the winner from each episode returning to compete against the other winners in an epic battle for the title of Wipeout Champion."

The show is hosted by "SportsCenter's" John Anderson and "Talk Soup's" John Henson and co-hosted by Wagner ("Teen Wolf").