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'Fear Factor' gets a December return date on NBC

Just in time for the holidays, NBC is bringing back "Fear Factor."The years-dormant stunt show -- its last original episode aired in September 2006 -- will return with a new batch of episodes starting Monday, Dec. 12. It will bridge the gap between the end of "The Sing-Off" on Dec. 5 and the return of "The Voice" in February."We have taken the groundbreaking 'Fear Factor' franchise that many fans remember fondly and have ramped it up to make it even more challenging and competitive than ever before," says Paul Telegdy, head of alternative programming at NBC. "Once again, the contestants will have to face their ultimate fears to prevail -- and the tension and drama of that process will make for some riveting television."Joe Rogan will return as host, and contestants will still be trying to win $50,000 by completing a series of physically and mentally demanding stunts. The format -- physical stunts mixed in... http://blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2011/10/fear-factor-gets-a-december-return-date-on-nbc.html

'Fear Factor' Filming Stopped After Contestant Injured in Stunt Accident

A " Fear Factor " contestant has been involved in a stunt accident. She was reportedly performing a stunt with a safety harness on top of a truck which then hit another car. Sources said the woman was shook up a little from the collision, but she was not thrown from the vehicle.  The female contestant was taken to hospital by an on-set EMT. She suffered no major injuries and was released from the hospital a few hours later. It is still unclear if the woman will return to continue her gig on the show.  According to TMZ, the stunt truck was going at less than 20 mph when the accident happened. It was further reported that the driver had his vision blocked for a brief period of time, which caused the truck hit a parked car that was part of the stunt.  Read More... http://www.aceshowbiz.com/news/view/00042892.html

Joe Rogan Signs On To Host 'Fear Factor' Revival

Joe Rogan's coming home. The comedian is returning to 'Fear Factor' as host of the revived NBC reality series. "It doesn't seem real," Rogan told TV Guide Magazine. "It seems like some sort of bizarro dream world. But I'm looking forward to it. The idea of sitting at home and watching someone else host it would have driven me crazy." The reborn 'Fear Factor' will get eight episodes that might hit the Peacock's schedule as soon as September. When the 'Fear Factor' news broke early June 2011, Rogan was high on the list of potential hosts, but the deal was nowhere near closed. "We wouldn't want to do this show without Joe," Matt Kunitz, 'Fear Factor' executive producer, said. "This makes me 100 percent relieved. Part of the nostalgia of the show coming back is Joe Rogan. Joe is a guy's guy, but women like him as well." After 'Fear Factor' went off the air the first time, Rogan had harsh words about his time on the series. http://www.aoltv.com/2011/06/29/joe-rogan-will-host-fear-factor-revival/

'Fear Factor' returning to NBC

Do you miss watching people eat gross things on television for money? If you do, we've got some good news for you.NBC is reviving its reality action show "Fear Factor," EW reports. Paul Telegdy, head of NBC's alternative programming, said the network thought of the idea after seeing the show's repeats draw high ratings on its sister cable channel Chiller.Telegdy tells EW, "No one has come close to doing what they've done on that show. You go back and they've stood the test of time. It always had this incredible spectacle to it.""Fear Factor" debuted in 2001 and ran for five years on the peacock network. Telegdy says the reboot will be even bigger than the original. "The stunt and camera technologies have evolved since then, we're going to be able to make it even bigger," he explains. "We're going to make it more visually arresting."Joe Rogan hosted the original show, but it's not yet... http://blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2011/06/fear-factor-returning-to-nbc.html
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