Get ready for a bigger and crazier version of "Fear Factor."
NBC announced today that the competition show is set to return on Dec. 12 at 8 p.m., and not only that, the program will be more outrageous than before.
"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 of alternative and late-night programming at the network. “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.”
So how much bigger is it going to be? Expect some ginormous explosions, for starters. Executive producer Matt Kunitz said that the return of the show will use technology that the original version of the program wasn't able to, according to a June report by The Hollywood Reporter. Today's statement noted that viewers can expect stunts titled "Towering Inferno" and "Helicopter TNT Crash."
Each episode of the show will pit four teams of two who will be competing against each other. The reboot will be hosted by Joe Rogan, who also performed the same duties for the original version of the show.
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