'Last Comic Standing 4' encore bumps 'Fear Factor' return to June 13
By Reality TV World staff, 05/31/2006
NBC has announced that Fear Factor, originally scheduled to return to the airwaves on June 6, will now return to the network's schedule on Tuesday, June 13 at 8PM ET/PT. An encore episode of Last Comic Standing 4's open auditions, originally broadcast last night, will fill Fear Factor's June 6 time period.
Fear Factor's thirteen episode summer run, compromised of the remaining sixth season episodes that NBC didn't end up airing during last winter's unsuccessful attempt to relaunch the long-running reality series, will begin with Reality Stars Fear Factor, a three-episode competition.
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. Last month, NBC confirmed that due to poor ratings, the show has been canceled and will not be part of its 2006-2007 primetime schedule.