MTV’s version of Fear Factor didn’t scare away viewers (ha!), but instead did so well that it’s been renewed for a new season.
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