NBC is not afraid to revive its reality hit that forced contestants to lay in piles of insects, eat animal genitalia, or climb hundreds of feet into the air on flimsy helicopter ladders. Yes, we're talking about Fear Factor.
The success of The Voice, as well as Fear Factor repeat's exceptional viewership on sister cable channel Chiller, prompted the network to return to the action classic.
After being impressed by re-runs of the show himself, NBC’s head of alternative programming, Paul Telegdy, said:
“No one has come close to doing what they’ve done on that show. You go back and they’ve stood the test of time. It always had this incredible spectacle to it.”
Now they are going bigger and better! No word on if Joe Rogan will return to host the show or when it will premiere, but Telegdy continued to share:
“The stunt and camera technologies have evolved since then, we’re going to be able to make it even bigger. We’re going to make it more visually arresting.”
Sounds inneresting! Can't wait to see what kind of crazy stunts producers have up their sleeve this time!
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