“Fear Factor” Returns Tonight
Just when you thought NBC completely pulled the plug on it again, Fear Factor returns tonight with the brand new episode “Leeches & Shaved Heads & Tear Gas, Oh My!” This will be a two-part series with the first episode airing tonight at 8PM EST, and the concluding part airing next week, July 16. As of now, it looks like these are the only two scheduled episodes that NBC is planning to burn off from the new series.
These unaired episodes will finally see the light of day since the last aired episode was back in February. Most of you may remember that back in January, NBC had pulled an episode of Fear Factor because of a task the contestants had to compete in. The episode was entitled, “Hee Haw! Hee Haw!” which featured the players consuming donkey semen. The controversial episode has reportedly been seen overseas, but not in America.
Fear Factor originally aired between 2001 and 2006, and then was revived back in December 2011. Ever since the revival, ratings have dipped after each episode. Looks like this could be the last time we’ll see the Joe Rogan-hosted stunt show on NBC.