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"1001 - THE BEES ARE SO ANGRY"
02/12/2012 (09:00PM - 11:00PM) (Sunday) : A SPECIAL TWO HOUR "FEAR FACTOR" FEATURES A DARING HELICOPTER STUNT AND THOUSANDS OF BEES - The contestants, which include a couple that just met on Craigslist and a pair of exes hot off their breakup, must complete five stunts for a grand prize of $100,000. In the first stunt, one contestant is tied to the bottom of a flying helicopter while their teammate must cut them loose and try to drop them onto a target below. Another stunt involves thousands of bees - as one teammate must endure being covered in bees, the other teammate must consume 20 live bees. And in another daring feat - contestants are shot through a plate glass window on the 13th floor of an office building. Joe Rogan hosts.
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ADDITIONAL NOTES: confirmed as canceled on 5/13/12
DESCRIPTION: (from NBC's press release, October 2011) NBC will debut its bigger and more outrageous version of the fan-favorite "Fear Factor" when the alternative series returns on Monday, December 12 (8-10 p.m. ET). The announcement was made today by Paul Telegdy, President, Alternative and Late Night Programming, NBC. "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 Telegdy. "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." "Fear Factor" will step into its new day and time one week after the conclusion of "The Sing-Off" on December 5. "Fear Factor" returns to NBC with all-new episodes featuring new stunts that will thrill viewers while testing the stamina and nerves of the contestants. Advancements in technology have allowed the producers to develop stunts that are more fantastic than ever before - such as the "Towering Inferno" and the "Helicopter TNT Crash."