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Fear Factor Coming Back to TV

Fear Factor Being Revived by NBC: Great Idea or Groan-Worthy?

It's back: The show that encouraged adults to eat bugs for lots of money is staging a return to TV. NBC is bringing Fear Factor back on the air after five years. The reality competition series hosted by Joe Rogan was a hit when it first started back in 2001, but it was retired in 2006. Now, with television still flush with reality programming, NBC is bringing it back with new episodes after the network noticed that the reruns were performing well on cable.

NBC's head of alternative programming Paul Telegdy promises that the Fear Factor revival will be "even bigger," but that they "don’t necessarily need to do the stuff with maximum shock value." Still, I'm worried that the trademarks of the original series, like the contestants eating insects and other unsavory items, will be present in the new version, and I'll be too grossed out to tune in. But I want to hear from you guys: what do you think of the news? Are you excited for Fear Factor's comeback, or should it have stayed buried in the reality show past?

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jazzminvela jazzminvela 6 years
Its about time that they come to the point that they should bring back old but great shows. Fear Factor is a show that can be gross but so amazing at the same time. Its going to be a great comeback to t.v. I cant wait to see it on t.v again and that is because I also like to see the reruns when they come on. They should really have it come back on.
smileet147 smileet147 6 years
Oh no! Has it come to this? Not only are we rebooting old TV shows (Charlie's Angels, etc), but now we're rebooting reality TV shows? Have we come full circle? (Not to say that I didn't like this series first time around)
awesomepants awesomepants 6 years
Great idea. I wasn't a huge fan of the show but when I did find it on tv I could not stop watching it.
Katie-Henry Katie-Henry 6 years
The underwater stunts freaked me out, I'm talking nightmares!
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