More information to fill the lists for cancelled shows of 2012 and renewed shows of 2012. This show was already off the air, had a lot of controversy after they had to pull out an episode in which a contestant was asked to drink donkey semen, a bid that was spoofed by Tosh.0 in one of its episodes. After all that, it should not be a surprise that NBC cancels Fear Factor officially now.

The normal format involves three men and three women, or four teams of two people with a pre-existing relationship, who have to complete three professional stunts to win US$50,000. If a contestant/team is too scared to attempt a stunt, failed to complete a stunt, or (in some cases) had the worst performance on a stunt, they are eliminated from the competition. If only one contestant/team successfully completed the first or the second stunt, they automatically won $25,000, and the other contestants eliminated in the stunt along with the winner of the stunt return for the next stunt to compete for the remaining $25,000. If no one successfully completed the first or the second stunt, then all of the contestants/teams eliminated in the stunt would return to the next stunt to compete for a reduced $25,000. (In season one, if one person completed the stunt, then the completer won $10,000 and the $50,000 grand prize was not reduced.)

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