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July Fourth Marathon Roundup: What to Watch This Weekend

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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Exclusive: Joe Rogan to Return as Fear Factor Host

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Joe Rogan has officially signed on to return as the host of NBC's Fear Factor revival. Rogan, who hosted the show's original run from 2001 to 2006, will be on hand when production begins at the end of July.

"It doesn't seem real," Rogan tells TV Guide Magazine. "It seems like some sort of bizarro dream world. But I'm looking forward to it. The idea of sitting at home and watching someone else host it would have driven me crazy."

NBC has ordered eight episodes of the reborn Fear Factor, which producers say ...
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Bigger -- But Maybe Less Shocking -- Fear Factor to Return to NBC

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Fear is not a factor for NBC when it comes to resurrecting one of its reality competition shows.

The network is rebooting Fear Factor, its classic game show in which competitors conquer gross or daring challenges in the hopes of winning a cash prize, EW reports.

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New Critics, New Host, New Format: Producers Dish on Spicing Up Season 3 of Top Chef Masters

Top Chef Masters, Curtis Stone, Ruth Reichl and James Oseland

It's hotter in the kitchen this time around on Top Chef Masters.

In Wednesday's third season premiere, three of the 12 master cheftestants will fail to complete their Quickfire dishes (failures made all the more painful because the chefs are paired off in head-to-head combat). The group is then immediately hit with a round of Restaurant Wars.

Bringing out the contestants' competitive edge is just part of an overall revamp to the Top Chef spin-off, which arrives following viewership declines between the first and second seasons (2.2 million viewers vs. 1.6 million). Gone are host Kelly Choi, critics Gael Greene and Jay Rayner, the five-star rating scale and the tournament-style elimination. The masters are still playing for charity but, by design, they'll feel more... read more

Leif Garrett Charged with Narcotics Possession

Leif Garrett

Leif Garrett has been charged with possession of narcotics, TVGuide.com has confirmed.

The 1970s teen idol appeared to have a "very small amount" of black tar heroin when he was arrested Monday... read more

Joe Rogan: Thieving Comics Are No Laughing Matter

Joe Rogan

Not so long ago, Joe Rogan was talking people into eating bugs and jumping out of planes as the host of Fear Factor. Since then, he's returned to his stand-up comedy roots with the CD Shiny Happy Jihad (released April 10) and a new Showtime special airing tonight at 9 pm/ET. He's also been no stranger to confrontation — serving as a color commentator on Spike TV's broadcasts of UFC bouts and advocating a crackdown on comedians he believes plagiarize material. TVGuide.com spoke with the candid comic and, well, got an earful. TVGuide.com: Your Joe Rogan: Live special starts off with a microbiological metaphor for Los Angeles, and you deal with existential issues throughout. It's not quite what you'd expect from a guy who hosted read more

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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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