Wipeout Tells Modern Family Star: We Want You!

Until ABC’s Wipeout is ready to stage an all-celebrity edition — and believe me, the show does want to — a standing invitation  has been issued to Modern Family funnyman Jesse Tyler Ferguson, who last summer lobbied (via Twitter) to tackle those slippery slopes, perilous platforms and giant red balls.

“I’ll say publicly to Jesse: If he wants to come on the course, he doesn’t need to wait for a celebrity version. He can come as a special guest,” executive producer Matt Kunitz tells TVLine. “We could have a lot of fun with that.”

Kunitz says that Wipeout talked to Ferguson’s reps when the actor first showed an interest in braving one of the show’s courses. But as with other celebs who have expressed that wish, “When you tell them, ‘You know we’re gonna put you on the show,’ they say, ‘Oh, no. I just want to come and run the course” — without the cameras running.

Wipeout host Jill Wagner says that serving up a celebrity edition remains on the show’s wish list, but coordinating schedules looms as a major hurdle, since a multiple-day commitment is required. (Topping her own invite list: Kanye West, “because you know he’d tweet about it!”)

Wagner herself would love to see an all-stunt person edition, “because they should be able to do this show very well.”

In the meantime, the Wipeout team is reveling in the boffo ratings for last week’s premiere of a special “winter” edition. “That was a nice little late Christmas gift,” gushes Wagner, “and a great way to start the year.”

ABC’s Wipeout airs Thursdays at 8/7c.

Would you like to see an all-celebrity round of Wipeout?



Comments (16)

  • FIRST!!!
    Bring on the all celebs. I wish that other Modern Family stars will join too. Can you see Eric Stonestreet running the course? LOL.

    Comment by John – January 10, 2011 02:57 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Heck ya!!!!

    Comment by kelly. delisle – January 10, 2011 02:58 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Mike Rowe of Dirty Jobs!!!

    Comment by Tim – January 10, 2011 03:06 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • if scheduling is a problem, why not do “cast” episodes, like a modern family vs raising hope show. sorta like a family fued! that would be hysterical!!

    Comment by angi – January 10, 2011 03:09 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • That would be so awesome!! BUT, only with real celebs, no one who’s been on Celebrity Rehab, SWTS or anything resembling those shows!!

    Comment by Kami – January 10, 2011 04:56 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Celebs going up on a challenge against Big Red Balls and All kinds of those sorts of obsticales, Heck Yes! Only What sorts of Celebs are we talking about, Real Celebs Like Lady Gaga and Justin Beiber or ABC Celebs? or Both?

    Comment by Ryan Eyster – January 10, 2011 04:56 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I WOULD LIKE 2 SEE ADAM SANDLER, HE IS CRAZY AND A CUTIE PIE, SORRY JOHN,” YOU KNOW YOU ARE CUTER” ADAM WOULD BE HILARIOUS.

    Comment by JOANIE O – January 10, 2011 04:58 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • WHAT ABOUT SOME OF THE WAYAN BROTHERS OR THE BALDWIN BROTHERS. THAT WOULD BE AWSOME… BIG RED BALLSSSSSSS YEAHHHHHHHH. LOVE YOU WIPEOUT!!!!!!

    Comment by SHORTY – January 10, 2011 05:01 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Battle of the network stunt people 4 sure, from fan fav action shows.

    Comment by Jayne – January 10, 2011 06:20 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • c000000l……

    Comment by shabeg – January 10, 2011 10:15 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • i definitely want him there!!!

    Comment by fanta – January 11, 2011 07:08 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • Zachary Levi!

    Comment by GimplyGump – January 11, 2011 07:23 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • That is so odd they should say that, because as I was watching the show last week I thought “A celebrity version of this would be AMAZING”. I hope it happens.

    Comment by Julie K – January 11, 2011 09:01 AM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • How about an all WWE Show, talk about some wild TV. Or maybe a Disney Channel show, Hannah Montana VS Bieber?

    Comment by Dennis – January 11, 2011 12:45 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I saw on twitter that Carey Hart was interested. How about an X Games All-Star edition?

    Comment by Sara – January 11, 2011 12:54 PM PDT  Reply To This Post
  • I having been waiting since the first episode of Wipeout that they would be doing a all-celebrity episode. And I like Jill’s idea of an all stunt person episode. That would fun, cause you know the contestants would super cocky and it would hilarious to see them get wacked in the face.

    Comment by Kristal – January 18, 2011 08:43 PM PDT  Reply To This Post

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