TBS sues ABC over “Wipeout”
TBS has announced that it is suing American broadcaster ABC, claiming that the show “Wipeout” infringes on the copyrights of several Japanese programs. TBS is seeking an end to the show along with monetary damages, though a specific amount is still to be determined.
ABC premiered “Wipeout” in June, and its success in the ratings has earned it a renewal for another season. The show puts contestants through a challenging obstacle course, similar to TBS shows such as “Takeshi's Castle” in the ’80s and the still-running “SASUKE.”