A review of MTV’s new Fear Factor, a revival of the NBC competition. The new version gives younger people a chance to face their fears in familiar ways.
MTV announced details of its new version of Fear Factor, which will be hosted by Ludacris and play off of millennials anxieties with new challenges.
Fear Factor is now casting for a new season that will air on a Viacom network, perhaps CMT. The show wants teams of two to compete for $50,000.
Let’s not pretend: Fox’s Bullseye is Fear Factor. It looks like Fear Factor, with the same southern California desert locations. It has the same prize, $50,000. It has the same episodic structure, with people being eliminated after each of three challenges. It has the same explosions signaling the successful completion of the big challenge. This… continue reading
The never-broadcast Fear Factor stunt involving donkey semen and urine did air, but on Danish television–and, thanks to someone videotaping the screen, on YouTube. It’s actually very tame and significantly less gross than most of the gross-eating stunts the show has done, because ultimately it’s just people drinking out of mugs; NBC replaced this episode… continue reading
NBC has made some major and somewhat unexpected changes to its schedule next season, and several of those changes affect its biggest reality series, including The Voice and The Biggest Loser. A rundown of what the network announced today: Most significantly, The Voice will return in the fall and then air in the spring, using… continue reading
Fear Factor aired its final two episodes of its revival season last night, unless NBC finds its testicles and airs the donkey semen episode. While the series held up better than might have been expected, especially since so little changed after five years, executive producer Matt Kuntiz’s other series, Wipeout on ABC, remains the superior… continue reading
One of the Fear Factor contestants who drank donkey semen and urine during a stunt says she has been threatened by NBC for talking about it. The network pulled the episode Monday and has not yet rescheduled it. Twins Brynne and Claire Odioso talked about drinking the semen on Tampa Bay’s Cowhead Show, revealing that… continue reading
The finale episode of the newly resurrected Fear Factor has been pulled off the schedule by NBC, apparently because it features contestants drinking donkey semen. The episode has not been rescheduled, though a different, two-hour special will air Feb. 12. The pulled episode’s title was “Hee Haw! Hee Haw!”, but its official description said only… continue reading
NBC’s decision to resurrect Fear Factor proved to be a good one, at least based on the very strong ratings for last night’s two episodes, which were–amazingly–nearly identical to the show that aired in the early 2000s. The first episode was actually the weaker of the two, with challenges that weren’t all that exciting, unless… continue reading
Five and a half years after being cancelled, Fear Factor is being resurrected on NBC tonight, now in HD and with more cow’s blood. But everything seems to be pretty much the same, including the return of host Joe Rogan, although the stunts are bigger. When I first broke the news that the show was… continue reading
When Fear Factor returns to NBC five years after being cancelled, it will feature its old host, Joe Rogan, who has new enthusiasm for the job. Unsurprisingly, he did not repeat his comments from three years ago, when he called the show “boring,” “mindless,” and “not something I would look forward to.” Today, Joe told… continue reading
Fear Factor, the extreme game show/reality series, is now casting for an apparent return to NBC later this year, five years after being cancelled. The show’s casting web site says “we’re back” and says it is looking for “teams of two,” such as “married couples, siblings, parent/child, best friends, coworkers, teammates, roommates, [and] ex’s.” However,… continue reading
Two years after NBC burned off episodes of Fear Factor and then cancelled the show, its host says he did the show only for the money, and that it was “boring.” Joe Rogan told The Denver Post, “I enjoyed the money, but I didn’t enjoy doing the show. It was boring, and after a while,… continue reading
As NBC burns off Fear Factor episodes this summer, the now-cancelled show has continued to slip in the ratings. However, the series remains popular with one group: kids. The series has “continued strength among kids 2-11,” Media Life Magazine reports. “It’s the only demo where viewers are still tuning in in any significant numbers.” Last… continue reading