" is set to return to NBC
in December and the network is promising "bigger and more outrageous stunts" for the resurrected favorite. [Then again, what else would NBC promise?]
The network has announced a Monday, December 12 two-hour premiere
for "Fear Factor," which will take over the time period occupied with little ratings success by "The Sing-Off" this fall.
"We have taken the groundbreaking ‘Fear Factor’ franchise that many fans remember fondly and have ramped it up to make it even more challenging and competitive than ever before," gushes NBC's Alternative and Late Night President Paul Telegdy. "Once again, the contestants will have to face their ultimate fears to prevail -- and the tension and drama of that process will make for some riveting television."
As was previously the case, "Fear Factor" will be hosted by Joe Rogan and will feature four teams of two competing against each other for the chance to win a $50,000 prize by facing their fears.
NBC boasts that technological advances have improved death-defying stunts like "Towering Inferno" and "Helicopter TNT Crash." We can't wait to see how technology will have improved stunts like "Covered with Tarantulas" or "Milkshake of Blended Spleens." The mind boggles.