Fear Factor will return with “new stunt team,” themed episodes including reality TV pairs

When Fear Factor returns in December, it will move to Tuesday nights at 8 p.m., instead of remaining in its Monday night slot. The show also “will have a new look and feel” and feature “[a] brand new stunt team,” according to an NBC press release. The show will also include the Home Invasion segments filmed last summer.

The show will also feature themed episodes, such as a family episode, a military episode, and a Psycho-themed episode filmed in the Psycho house at Universal.

The show will also include a multi-episode special featuring teams of reality stars. The teams of two are: The Amazing Race 6‘s Jonathan Baker and Victoria Fuller, American Idol‘s Carmen Rasmusen and Anthony Federov, Survivor‘s Twila Tanner and Jonny Fairplay, The Apprentice‘s Craig Williams and Tana Goertz, and The Real World‘s Trishelle Cannatella and Mike “The Miz” Mizanin, who of course has retired from another competition-based reality show.

NBC Puts the ‘Fear’ in Tuesdays… [NBC press release]

Surprisingly, man not eaten alive on Eaten Alive

Eaten Alive

Discovery Channel’s happy family holiday special Eaten Alive aired Sunday, rewarding viewers for their two full hours of viewing by ensuring that they spent quality time in the company of others instead of wasting that time doing something else that might not have been as satisfying, such as buying things that have labels which accurately reflect their contents.

Winter 2015 reality TV debut schedule

winter 2015 reality TV schedule

Mark your calendars with all these upcoming reality TV show debuts, including Celebrity Apprentice, The Bachelor, and another season of MasterChef Junior, all of which kick off in early January.

There are also 20+ shows debuting in December--including the one-off return of The Sing Off. No winter break for reality TV.

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