Fear Factor will return in June

After unceremoniously pulling the show from the schedule in February, NBC will bring Fear Factor back this summer, at least for a short while.

The show returns June 6, airing Tuesdays at 8, the same timeslot that it moved to last December, the futon critic reports. The site says these are “the final episodes of the series,” and adds that they “will serve as a lead-in to” Last Comic Standing 4.

NBC’s web site for the show has been updated with the return date, but links to the casting page no longer work, which seems to support reports that the show has been cancelled.

NBC Adds ‘Fear Factor,’ Drops ‘Kings’ from Summer Roster [the futon critic]

Frankie leads Big Brother's parade of delusion

Frankie on Big Brother

Heading into the finale, the delusion continues, with a re-appearance by evicted Frankie.

Related: The unwatchable cast of Fox's Utopia keeps yelling and screaming.


Shark Tank is getting a spin-off

Shark Tank

Companies that get deals on the show will be followed for this new spin-off.

Also: Before the show began, Shark Barbara Corcoran was cast and then replaced--but then she sent this amazing e-mail and won the job.

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