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NBC's 'Fear Factor' to return June 6, air its final thirteen episodes


By Reality TV World staff, 05/23/2006 

NBC has announced that Fear Factor, pulled from the airwaves after an unsuccessful relaunch attempt this past winter, will return to the airwaves with thirteen all-new episodes beginning Tuesday, June 6 at 8PM ET/PT.

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Fear Factor's thirteen episode run -- which is compromised of the remaining sixth season episodes that NBC didn't end up airing during last winter's aborted run -- will begin with Reality Stars Fear Factor, a three-episode competition.

A mini Battle Of The Network Reality Stars, Reality Stars Fear Factor will feature teams from The Apprentice (Apprentice 3 Final Three finalists Craig Williams and Tana Goertz), The Amazing Race (unpopular racing team Jonathan Baker and wife Victoria Fuller), Survivor (odd couple Twila Tanner and John Dalton), American Idol (former teen singers Carmen Rasmusen and Anthony Federov), and The Real World (the perpetually recycled Trishelle Cannatella and Mike Mizanin.)

In the competition's first stunt, the teams will compete in an all-out demolition derby in which the men will drive the cars while the women do the shifting. The last car running wins. In the first episode's final stunt, each team must collect three skulls hidden in various places around a swamp. During the stunt, Jonathan and Fear Factor host Joe Rogan end up coming to blows -- an event that NBC had already started promoting before pulling Ffear Factor from the airwaves earlier this winter.

Regardless of how Fear Factor's remaining sixth season episodes do during their summer run, they will be the show's final episodes. Earlier this month, NBC confirmed that due to poor ratings, the show has been canceled and will not be part of its 2006-2007 primetime schedule.

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