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]

Review: Married at First Sight

Marriage At First Sight

In an era of Tinder and Grindr, instant acceptance or dismissal of a potential partner, or instant sex with another body, Married at First Sight offers the thrill of watching strangers deal with the very basics of relationships.

Beyond the headline-grabbing premise, the series has turned out to be a stripped-down, authentic exploration of something very interesting. Read the full review.

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