Regarding Total Wipeout, on the US version they eventually dropped "total" and it just became Wipeout by name (I liked that show I don't know if there has been any made since?), I know this is another show that has dodged between Challenge and Comedy Central - Challenge has shown both the US/UK versions but Comedy Central just airs the US only version.
The US version was always known as Wipeout - it's the UK, France and India where it became Total Wipeout. Watch did originally show the US version as Total Wipeout USA but probably dropped it once Winter Wipeout came along, which is the name the show took here too for our Winter version.
It is being revived next year on TBS for 20 episodes, but sadly sounds like they haven't learned the lessons of the awful final series and are concentrating on it being a competitive format rather than people falling off the Big Balls.
Of course whilst the name changed here (which certainly benefitted Challenge who have shown both shows over the years) there are other shows where the name has been kept despite the same name previously being used - Finders Keepers was actually a kids game show on the BBC with Richard Stilgoe in the 80s before the CITV show we know launched in the 90s.
And House of Games probably gets away with it by being Richard Osman's House of Games but is the third show listed on UKGameshows.com to use that name.
Last edited by Brekkie on 17 May 2020 8:55pm
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