Fear Factor

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Lifetime Orders Relative Insanity, Reality Series From the Producers of Big Brother

Lifetime

Lifetime has ordered 10 episodes of Relative Insanity, a new reality competition series, The Hollywood Reporter reports

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Thanksgiving Weekend TV: Your Guide to All the Marathons, Specials and Football

Miss Piggy, Lady Gaga, Kermit the Frog

Stuffed with Thanksgiving turkey? Tired of flag football with your family? Fortunately, there are plenty of reasons to stay put on the couch all weekend long. Check out our roundup of all the marathons, specials and football games on tap. All times are Eastern (ET).

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Ratings: Grammys Soar to Second-Biggest Audience Ever; The Walking Dead Sets Records

Jennifer Hudson

The 54th Annual Grammy Awards scored its second-highest ratings ever Sunday as the music industry paid tribute to Whitney Houston, while the midseason premiere of The Walking Dead scared up big numbers as well.

Check out the Grammys fashion hits and misses

The three-and-a-half-hour broadcast nearly doubled last year's viewership with a staggering 39 million viewers ...
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NBC Pulls Fear Factor's Donkey Semen Episode

Fear Factor

Donkey semen won't be served for now.

NBC has pulled Monday's episode of Fear Factor in which teams of twins have to drink two glasses of donkey semen to advance to the next round. A repeat will air in its place.

Check out photos from Fear Factor

The network had no comment on the last-minute change, but, according to TMZ, Comcast, NBC's parent company, had ...
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Ratings: Downton Abbey Debuts Strong; The Bachelor Down Again

Downton Abbey

What's this?!? There is some accounting for taste?!? Downton Abbey's Season 2 premiere averaged 4.2 million viewers.

Nielsen data on Tuesday showed that the Emmy-winning series' return Sunday night doubled the average PBS prime-time rating, and marked an 18 percent jump over the show's first-season average — which made PBS ecstatic.

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Viewership for The Bachelor Premiere Declines 13 Percent

Rachel and Ben

The Bachelor's Season 16 premiere averaged some 7.74 million viewers, down about 13 percent compared with a year ago, and its 2.4 rating among industry-prized 18-to-49-year-olds marked a 17 percent decline, preliminary Nielsen data shows.

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Critic's Guide to the Week in TV: Finales, Musical and Comedy Divas, and More!

Allison Miller

'Twas the week before Christmas, and I can't remember when so much was stirring on TV this late into the year. Here are some highlights from an unusually busy pre-Christmas week.

MONDAY

DINO-MIGHT? The biggest cliffhanger regarding the two-hour finale of Fox's time-tripping family sci-fi drama Terra Nova (8/7c) isn't so much what happens on the show, which is fairly standard action-adventure mayhem, but whether it will return for a second season next year. (That decision should be ...
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Top Moments: Barbara Walters Touches Trump's "Onion Loaf" and Horror Story's Brutal Birth

Donald Trump and Barbara Walters

Our top moments of the week:

14. The Ex Factor Award: Jenny doesn't know how to swim, so the sadistic producers of Fear Factor make her drive a car into water! When she and her ex/teammate Sean exit the car as it sinks, Jenny expects him to help her to dry land. But he doesn't. "He left her! Whoa! She's going under," host Joe Rogan says. The show's diving team rescues Jenny, who is understandably peeved at Sean. "I waited there for you," he says. Er, no, you didn't. And even if you did, she can't swim!

13. Nerdiest Trash Talk: Nothing less than first place on The Amazing Race would have sufficed for perfectionist Cindy and her fiancé Ernie. They eventually win the $1 million, but not before dissing the other two teams during the final leg. "It would be like losing to C students and we're .... read more

Critic's Guide to Monday TV: Fear Factor, a Hawaii Five-0 Wedding and More!

Fear Factor

On the 12th day of December, with only 12 days (gulp) until Christmas Eve, here's a dozen topics of interest — or possibly disinterest — regarding today's unusually busy, for mid-December, TV lineup.

Mother's Day: On CBS's biggest Monday hit, Two and a Half Men (9/8c), Mimi Rogers drops by the Malibu manse as Walden's mom. Alan, naturally, is smitten (ewwww), but in the opposite-of-nurturing tradition of mothers ...
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Ask Matt: Once Upon a Time, Grey's, Fringe, More on Laugh Tracks and More!

Gabrielle Rose and Josh Dallas

Send questions to askmatt@tvguidemagazine.com and follow me on Twitter!

Question: I love Once Upon a Time, but I am worried that the show will turn into another Lost: lots of questions, few answers and a somewhat cop-out ending. Will we see some of the characters regain their happy endings or will the show be six years of waiting for Snow White and the Prince to figure things out? I liked how the Cinderella story was resolved, but also moved the show forward. Can we expect more of this? — Tiff

Matt Roush: If you're actually enjoying Once Upon a Time, and for the most part I am as well, why spend time worrying about whether ...
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Premiered: December 12, 2011, on NBC
Rating: TV-PG
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Premise: Teams of two perform a series of extreme (and not infrequently gross) stunts in hopes of winning a grand prize.

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