Air Date: Monday, January 03, 2005
Time Slot: 8:00 PM-9:00 PM EST on NBC
Episode Title: (#517) "Couples, Episode No. 1"
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Monday, January 3 2005

FEAR FACTOR --(8:00PM-9:00PM) --(TV-PG)

"No.517 - Couples, Episode No.1"

NO FEAR OF COMMITMENT; EIGHT COUPLES COMPETE FOR $1 MILLION IN SPECIAL SEVEN-EPISODE CYCLE -- In the first episode of a special seven-part couples contest, eight pairs of partners - one married, one engaged and six dating - test their relationships by facing fear as a team and working together to capture an ultimate payoff of $1 million. The first challenge in this episode could either draw the couples together or tear them apart; the men hang from helicopters by their ankles over a lake while holding a slippery rope that has their mate at the other end is attempting to hold onto for as long as they can. Joe Rogan hosts this series in which contestants recruited from across the nation must decide if they have the guts and determination to face their most primal fears when confronted with a series of challenging stunts under the supervision of professional Hollywood stunt coordinators. Matt Kunitz ("Real World," "Dog Eat Dog") and David Hurwitz are the executive producers of this series from Endemol USA.

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