Who says reviving old reality shows was a thing of the past? NBC doesn’t agree! EW has confirmed that NBC is bringing back one of their action filled alternative programs, Fear Factor. NBC’s head of alternative programming Paul Telegdy says “No one has come close to doing what they’ve done on that show. You go back and they’ve stood the test of time. It always had this incredible spectacle to it.” Telegdy has met with Endemol USA, producer of the once favored reality show, and they have plans to go bigger and better for a reboot of the not so old gem (?). “The stunt and camera technologies have evolved since then, we’re going to be able to make it even bigger,” Telegdy said. “We’re going to make it more visually arresting.” Telegdy continued to explain in reference to the show’s inception in 2001, “In the brave new world of reality TV it was deemed symptomatic of a problem — ‘we want our West Wing, why are you doing this?’ Now the ecology has changed, the top shows are reality TV. For consumers, it will be a fond reunion.”
There is no word yet as to when Fear Factor will hit airwaves, but midseason 2012 or summer are pretty safe bets.
What do you think? Will you be fondly reunited with Fear Factor? Who would you like to see host this show, or would you want Joe Rogan back in the driver’s seat?