[06/21/05 - 12:00 AM]
NBC's "Fear Factor" Innovates for Season 6; Iconic Realty Series to Invade Households Across America to Challenge Families to Face Their Fears on Their Own Doorstep and in Their Homes

[via press release from NBC]


Potential Contestants Sought in 22 Cities Nationwide for New Home Delivery Segment: "Capital One's 'Fear Factor' Home Invasion"

Exotic Locales, Outrageous Prizes, New Team Configurations Add to Series' Preparation for Midseason Return

LOS ANGELES -� June 20, 2005 -- Next season, NBC's "Fear Factor" is leaving Los Angeles to spread out across the U.S. and invade cities and towns in order to challenge fans to face their fears in an actual "Fear Factor" stunt on the fans' home turf � their house. "Capital One's 'Fear Factor' Home Invasion," part of a number of exciting innovations the series will add for the next season , includes a battle plan to visit 22 cities nationwide.

Fans who sit in their living room watching "Fear Factor" and yelling "I could do that" now will have the chance to appear on the series and attempt a stunt without even leaving their house. Each week, one household will participate in an actual "Fear Factor" stunt during the series weekly telecast. "Home Invasion" winners who prove that "fear is not a factor," will win a $5,000 Capital One credit card.

"Home Invasion" is just one of several changes in a massive re-launch of NBC's perennial hit during the 2005-2006 season. After 125 episodes, broadcast syndication in 98% of America and 100 different countries around the globe - from Africa to Argentina to the United Arab Emeritus � the "Fear Factor" recipe will have an all new taste and look when fresh episodes return in the 2005-2006 season.

The iconic "Fear Factor" will now pit two-person teams against each other, in exotic locations � an aircraft carrier, a South American country, The "Psycho" house from Universal's backlot -- against a variety of extreme challenges in the hope of taking home cash prizes of at least $50,000. A new stunt team with credits such as "The Matrix Revolution," "Kill Bill Vol. 2," "Minority Report" and "Ocean's 11" will provide new and even more outrageous stunts to date. Many of these will be featured in new multi-episode/multi-week competitions. The show also will continue its reputation for unpredictable fantasy prizes � such as invitations to Hollywood premieres, trips around the world, a garage stocked with new cars, and the chance to fly a fighter jet over Russia.

In addition, the upcoming opening of "'Fear Factor' Live" at the Universal theme parks in Universal City, CA, and Orlando, FL, marks the first time a reality television program has been turned into a theme park attraction.

Casting directors for "Fear Factor" currently are searching the following markets for the most energetic and fearless households (families, friends, or roommates) to convert from "Fear Factor" watchers to "Fear Factor" participants.

Portland, Maine
Boston, Massachusetts
Province, Rhode Island
Hartford, Connecticut
New York City
Northern New Jersey
Wilmington, Delaware
Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania
Hagerstown, Maryland
Martinsburg, West Virginia
Alexandria, Virginia
Toledo, Ohio
Grand Rapids, Michigan
Chicago, Illinois
Kenosha Wisconsin
Dubuque, Iowa
Rochester, Minnesota
Fargo, North Dakota
Huntsville, Alabama
Oxford, Mississippi
Memphis, Tennessee
Evansville, Indiana
Jonesboro, Arkansas
Owensboro, Kentucky
Los Angeles, California

To apply, households are asked to send a recent picture of themselves, the other members of their household, and pictures of the inside and outside of their home to homeinvasion@FearFactor.com. In addition, applicants are to include a description of who lives in the house, what their relation is, all contact information, and why they feel their household is the single place in that city that should get Fear Factor to come pay them a visit. If selected, Fear Factor will invade your home and turn the place where fans WATCH the show into the place where the show takes place!

All households that think they have what it takes to roll out the welcome mat for Fear Factor into their house can get additional instructions and complete details by emailing homeinvasion@fearfactor.com or by visiting www.fearfactor.com and clicking on "Apply" at the top of the page.

"Fear Factor" is a production of Endemol USA. Matt Kunitz, ("The Real World," "Dog Eat Dog"), and David Hurwitz are the executive producers.

  [june 2005]  


[10/08/15 - 11:05 AM]
"David Tutera's CELEBrations" Season Three Premieres Friday, October 30 at 10PM ET/PT on WE tv
Vanessa Williams, Vivica A. Fox, Kim Coles, Ian Ziering, Cynthia Bailey, Big Ang Raiola and Reza Farahan are among those featured in the new season.

[10/08/15 - 11:00 AM]
"Tyrant" Returning For Third Season on FX
The 10-episode third season will air in 2016.

[10/08/15 - 11:00 AM]
AMC Renews "Halt and Catch Fire" for Third Season
Co-creators and writers Christopher Cantwell and Christopher C. Rogers have been upped to showrunners for the 10-episode third season, which will return to AMC next summer.

[10/08/15 - 10:37 AM]
Jimmy Fallon Generates His Biggest Margin to Date vs. Colbert, Taking the Week of Sept. 28-Oct. 2 in 18-49 by a 41% Advantage
NBC spins the late-night numbers for the week of September 28-October 2.

[10/08/15 - 09:48 AM]
"The Operatives" Is Back Saving the World's Most Precious Wildlife and Eco-Systems in an All-New Season Premiering on Pivot on October 18 at 10 P.M.
With 10, all new, hour-long episodes, Pete Bethune and his hand-picked team of military elite travel to the furthest parts of the world to expose those suspected of endangering our wildlife and environment in an effort to bring them to justice.

[10/08/15 - 09:43 AM]
HBO NOW Arrives Today on the Roku Platform
Roku customers can purchase a subscription directly within the HBO NOW channel on their Roku device, which will also enable them to access the service at HBONOW.com and on other HBO NOW enabled devices.

[10/08/15 - 09:32 AM]
Syfy Launches All-New Virtual Reality Experience for Award-Winning "The Expanse" VR App
The app immerses viewers into the vast world of "The Expanse," giving them the opportunity to enter into locations from the show and experience them in virtual reality.

[10/08/15 - 09:32 AM]
Game 1 of 2015 WNBA Finals Sees Viewership Increase from 2014
ESPN spins the numbers for Sunday, October 4.

[10/08/15 - 09:14 AM]
Video: Extended Trailer for TNT's "The Librarians" Season 2, Premiering Sunday, Nov. 1
Check out the latest tease for the show's sophomore run.

[10/08/15 - 08:44 AM]
Wednesday's Broadcast Ratings: "Empire" Continues Its Reign for FOX
Plus: The CW sees year-to-year growth with the return of "Arrow" and "Supernatural."

[10/08/15 - 08:34 AM]
The Long Anticipated Third Season of David Cross' "Todd Margaret" Returns to IFC on Thursday, January 7, 2016
Jack McBrayer, Will Arnett, Blake Harrison, Sharon Horgan, Amber Tamblyn and Russ Tamblyn are among those featured in the new season.

[10/08/15 - 08:31 AM]
"Chicago P.D." Wins at 10 Among ABC, CBS and NBC in 18-49 and All Other Key Demos
NBC spins the numbers for Wednesday, October 7.

[10/08/15 - 08:28 AM]
"black-ish" Is the Night's Only Program to Post Week-to-Week Growth
ABC spins the numbers for Wednesday, October 7.

[10/08/15 - 08:22 AM]
HBO Latin America to Launch New Streaming Service for Latin America and the Caribbean
The company plans to start deploying the service in markets throughout the region, beginning with a launch in Colombia by the end of the year.

[10/08/15 - 08:01 AM]
Hallmark Movies & Mysteries Rings in the Holidays with "The Most Wonderful Movies of Christmas," Featuring Originals and Beloved Christmas Classics Round-the-Clock Beginning October 31
Said lineup includes "Murder She Baked: A Plum Pudding Mystery," "The Christmas Note," "Magic Stocking" and "Debbie Macomber's Dashing Through The Snow."