Fear Factor sticks with couples, will shoot “home invasion” segments.

NBC’s Fear Factor is ditching its single-person format; instead, teams of two–which have been increasingly prevalent on the series–will now compete for the prize. As the AP reports, this “is just one of several changes in a retooling of the gross-out reality show.”

Additionally, a new segment on the show called “Home Invasion” will feature “families, friends, or roommates” who “will get to do an actual Fear Factor stunt live in their house, and ON TV, for the chance to win a typically awesome Fear Factor prize.” Producers are looking for participants in 32 cities; 22 segments will be shot.

‘Fear Factor’ to invade homes [AP]
Apply to be on Fear Factor [NBC]

Survivor San Juan Del Sur's dark cloud is lifted

John Rocker

In its third episode, Survivor San Juan Del Sur improved significantly as John Rocker faced off against an Amazing Race villain. But the Exile Island reward challenge remains a drag on the series.


Why Dick Donato left Big Brother 13

Dick Donato

The Big Brother villain known as "Evel Dick" has finally revealed why he left the show during its 13th season: he learned he was HIV positive.

Also: Dick claims he had no choice but to leave the game.

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