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]

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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