Fear Factor

Wednesday, July 25 – 10pm ET/PT on Global

With a special prize of $100,000 at stake, contestants must endure a second round of eating creepy crawlers and completing action-packed stunts.

Wednesday, July 18 – 10pm ET/PT on Global

Contestants subject themselves to daring stunts including bungee jumping from a helicopter, being submerged in a tub full of leeches and navigating through a five-story building engulfed in flames, all for $100,000.

Monday, March 26 – 8pm ET/PT *A Two-Hour Special* on Global

The stakes are raised when contestants, which include a couple who recently met on Craigslist and a pair of exes hot off their breakup, complete in a series of stunts for a chance at $100,000.

Monday January 9 – 9pm ET/PT on Global

Contestants endure tasks including being locked in a cage, eating live insects and leaping from a moving truck – all to claim a $50,000 cash prize.

Monday December 19 – 9pm ET/PT on Global

Teams race against the clock as they attempt to perform daring challenges, including being catapulted off a building, transferring snakes using their mouths and jet-ski to towards a helicopter in order to win the $50,000 cash prize.

Monday December 12 – 8pm ET/PT on Global

Host Joe Rogan returns for a seventh season of the super-charged, reality show, Fear Factor. Contestants will face a series of challenges, including the notorious physical stunts that test their endurance and gut-wrenching gross stunts that will test their mental resolve, all for the coveted $50,000 prize.

NBC has announced plans to revive reality series Fear Factor after a five year hiatus.

The reality series has been off the screen since 2006 but reports are suggesting that NBC want to bring it back for another run.

NBC’s head of alternative programming Pail Telegdy told Entertainment Weekly that the idea of a revival came to him while watching repeats of the show.

“No-one has come close to doing what they’ve done on that show,” Telegdy said. “You go back and they’ve stood the test of time. It always had this incredible spectacle to it.”

“The stunt and camera technologies have evolved since then; we’re going to be able to make it even bigger. We’re going to make it more visually arresting.”

Word is former host Joe Rogan is “very high on the list” to host the series again according to Endemol North America chairman David Goldberg.

“Joe was a great host,” Goldberg told EW. “I think his brand and his personality is associated with this show. This has all happened fairly fast. We’ll sit down with Joe and see if something he even wants to do. He’ll certainly be very high on the list.”

Source: Entertainment Weekly

Downsized airs back-to-back Wednesdays at 8 p.m. and 9 p.m. ET/PT beginning January 5 exclusively on TVtropolis

When the economy crumbles, families must deal with the harsh reality of mounting debt. It’s time to get Downsized with the Bruce family, a modern day Brady Bunch, who once lived a lavish life of five-star getaways, fine dining and summer homes.

Victims of the recession, the Bruce’s are flat broke with two homes in foreclosure and a collapsed contracting business. Hailed as, “…impossible not to root for…” (New York Times) witness the Bruce’s use love, humour and discipline to navigate the very real stresses of life. Downsized airs back-to-back Wednesdays at 8 p.m. and 9 p.m. ET/PT beginning January 5.

 

Also joining the TVtropolis lineup are reality series including*:

·         Fear Factor – back-to-back episodes Tuesdays at 8 p.m. ET/PT

·         Hardcore Pawn – Tuesdays at 10:30 p.m. ET/PT

·         Reality Obsessed, Season 3 – Wednesdays at 7 p.m. ET/PT

·         Bad Girls Club, Season 2 – Saturdays at 3 p.m. ET/PT

·         Winter Wipeout – Saturdays at 7 p.m. ET/PT

 

Returning comedy series include*:

·         Friends – back-to-back episodes Thursdays at 8 p.m. ET/PT

·         That ‘70s Show – back-to-back episodes Fridays at 8 p.m. ET/PT

·         Family Guy – Tuesday to Saturday at 10 p.m. ET/PT

 

*New schedule begins January 3, 2011

Fox has lined up a quirky new reality show which centers on people’s greatest fears.

Panic Attack is the name of the new series picked up by US network Fox in which contestants face their fears with the help of a pair of therapists.

The series will target those scared of heights, animals, tight spaces etc, and work them through it with hosts Nik and Eva Speakman, a husband-wife psychotherapist team. The pair have hosted the UK series A Life Coach Less Ordinary in the past, with both specialising in motivational speaking.

Word is the series will take on a fast-paced, high-intensity style, similar to that of Fear Factor.

Source: THR