[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]  


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