Fear Factor

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July Fourth Marathon Roundup: What to Watch This Weekend

Stuffed from eating too much barbecue? Sunburned from laying out at the beach? Then head inside this Fourth of July weekend to log in some serious time watching your favorite TV shows. Trust us, you'll have plenty of choices. Check out your options:

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Thursday, July 4
American Ninja Warrior (9 a.m.-4 p.m., G4)
BBQ Pitmasters (6 a.m.-6 a.m. Friday, Destination America)
Cake Boss (6 a.m.-1:30 p.m., TLC)
Call of the Wildman (6 p.m.-6 a.m. Friday, Animal Planet)
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July Fourth Marathon Roundup: What to Watch This Weekend

Stuffed from eating too much barbecue? Sunburned from laying out at the beach? Then head inside this Fourth of July weekend to log in some serious time watching your favorite TV shows. Trust us, you'll have plenty of choices. Check out your options:

(All times are ET/PT)

Thursday, July 4
American Ninja Warrior (9 a.m.-4 p.m., G4)
BBQ Pitmasters (6 a.m.-6 a.m. Friday, Destination America)
Cake Boss (6 a.m.-1:30 p.m., TLC)
Call of the Wildman (6 p.m.-6 a.m. Friday, Animal Planet)
Castle (10 a.m.-8 p.m., TNT) read more

Survivor Couple Ethan Zohn and Jenna Morasca Split After 10 Years

Longtime Survivor couple Ethan Zohn and Jenna Morasca are breaking up after a decade together, People reports.

"It is with much consideration and a heavy heart that... read more

Exclusive: NBC Developing Home Transformation Show

NBC is putting out the call to find designers, builders, decorators and craftsmen to compete in a new home improvement reality competition.

The show, which is being developed under the working title Home Transformers, will split contestants into teams as they compete to rebuild rundown homes around the country. NBC hasn't determined the prize yet, but is characterizing it for now as "life changing."

NBC has put out an open casting call for this.... read more

Fear Factor Reboot Returns This December

NBC will premiere what it's calling the "bigger and more outrageous" version of Fear Factor on Dec. 12, the network announced Wednesday.

Fear Factor will take over The Sing-Off's 8/7c timeslot a week after the singing competition wraps Season 3. Hosted once again by Joe Rogan, the show will follow the same format of the original — awarding $50,000 to the team that overcomes their fears and wins the final challenge.

Check out all the familiar faces returning to TV this year

Upcoming challenges will include... read more

Wipeout and 101 Ways Producer Matt Kunitz on His Reality Lessons

Reality producer Matt Kunitz has asked contestants to eat foul bugs (on Fear Factor) and jump on big red balls (see Wipeout). But that's child's play compared to what he's put people through on ABC's recent new entry, 101 Ways to Leave a Game Show.

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Premiered: June 11, 2001, on NBC
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Premise: A critic-proof reality show in which contestants perform extreme (and not infrequently gross) tests---from getting into a pit filled with scorpions or rats to walking through a burning building to eating a sheep's eyes---in hopes of winning a grand prize. The series has proven to be undeniably popular and is in no danger of winning a Peabody Award.

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