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Mad About the '60s... Fearful Fail-Safes, Then and Now

William Bradley | Posted 10.27.2014 | Entertainment
William Bradley

The popular sense of the early 1960s is that it was mostly a time of light and celebration which came to an abrupt end with the November 1963 assassination of President John F. Kennedy. But the reality, as most Mad Men viewers know, is much more complex.

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Chava Tombosky | Posted 01.16.2013 | Religion
Chava Tombosky

Fear usually does what it does best, it forces one to be beholden to it. It is such a good manipulator, that it can even maneuver our thinking into believing that our painful outcomes, the same outcomes we despise, hate and abhor, must be of our own making.

'Fear Factor' Couple Must Shave Heads To Advance

Posted 07.17.2012 | TV

On the final part of the rebooted "Fear Factor" (Mon., 8 p.m. ET on NBC) contestants had to spin a wheel to determine their final challenges. Mary Jo ...

'Fear Factor': Bathtub Full Of Leeches

Posted 07.10.2012 | TV

"Fear Factor" (Mon., 8 p.m. ET on NBC) was back for the first of a two-part special Monday night, and the gross-out stunt show was in vintage form. ...

Women Must Eat Lamb Testicles On 'Hell's Kitchen'

Posted 06.13.2012 | TV

Buddy TV was on the money when they made the comparison between "Fear Factor" and this week's installment of "Hell's Kitchen" (Tue., 8 p.m. ET on Fox)...

WATCH: 'Fear Factor' Donkey Semen Stunt Airs On Danish Television

Posted 06.09.2012 | TV

It was deemed un-airable for American audiences, but the "Fear Factor" segment that featured contestants challenged to drink a glass of donkey semen a...

What Is Reality on Reality TV?

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.26.2012 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Indeed, all these shows had their forebears in the days of radio. But, for the sake of argument, let's leave our family-tree tracing to the early days of TV. There are really only four models for most reality shows, four shows from which all others spring.

NBC Developing Geriatric Fear Factor Show

Mark C. Miller | Posted 04.28.2012 | Comedy
Mark C. Miller

NBC is currently developing a version of its hit reality show Fear Factor to be targeted exclusively to senior citizens and called Geriatric Fear Factor.

Did NBC Finally Draw The Line With 'Fear Factor'?

Posted 03.30.2012 | TV

Though "Fear Factor" has seen its fair share of controversy, NBC finally deemed a stunt un-airable. TMZ reported that what would have been the Jan...

What Marathons Are On This New Year's Weekend?

TVLine | Posted 03.01.2012 | TV

If your New Year's resolution is to watch less TV, you can pretty much consider it broken already. The networks are pulling out all the stops to lure ...

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'Fear Factor' Is Back and Crazier Than Ever | Maggie Furlong | Posted 12.16.2011 | TV

"Fear Factor" is back (premieres Mon., Dec. 12, 8 p.m. ET on NBC) and I realize that you might think what I've thought all along: original host Joe Ro...

What To Watch: This Week's TV Picks

Posted 12.12.2011 | TV

MONDAY, DECEMBER 12 "Fear Factor" (8PM ET, NBC) season premiere The anxiety-inducing competition series returns to NBC with all-new episodes featu...

The Driving Force of Fear

Jeffrey Shaffer | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Jeffrey Shaffer

Your chances of dying in a car wreck this year are much higher than the likelihood of being killed by an Al-Qaeda agent.

McCain Campaign Enlists The Fear Factor One More Time

Bob Vanderet | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Bob Vanderet

As electoral projections suggest Barack Obama might win by a landslide, John McCain's campaign once again tries to cast Obama as the Angry Black Terrorist who, in Sarah Palin's words, "doesn't see America the same way you and I do."