NBC will have a fun, new “Factor” in its schedule come midseason.
“Fear Factor” will return on Monday, December 12 with a two-hour premiere, from 8 to 10 p.m. ET, the network announced Wednesday. It was announced in June that the show was returning after being off the air for five years.
The gross-out reality series originally ran on NBC from 2001 to 2006, with Joe Rogan fronting the series, who also will be resuming his role as host/taunter.
“We have taken the groundbreaking ‘Fear Factor’ franchise that many fans remember fondly and have ramped it up to make it even more challenging and competitive than ever before,” said Paul Telegdy, President, Alternative and Late Night Programming, NBC. “Once again, the contestants will have to face their ultimate fears to prevail — and the tension and drama of that process will make for some riveting television.”
The all-new episodes of the show will “thrill viewers while testing the stamina and nerves of the contestants,” with stunts that are “more fantastic than ever before” with new challenges such as “the Towering Inferno” and “the Helicopter TNT Crash.”