U.K.'s Channel 5 Acquires Hit Show 'Fear Factor'

4:53 AM PST 04/12/2012 by Georg Szalai
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The NBC show, produced by Endemol USA, will air on a digital network starting this summer.

 

LONDON - Channel 5 in the U.K. has acquired hit U.S. reality series Fear Factor, produced by Endemol USA.

The show for thrillseekers, which has been sold in more than 175 countries, will debut on the company's digital channel 5* in the summer.

Fear Factor first launched in the U.S. in May 2001. It returned to NBC after five years in December. The return has been dubbed Fear Factor 2.0 by Endemol.

“With its high speed thrills, shocking stunts and sheer scariness, Fear Factor is bigger and better than ever before," said Paul Fagan, Channel 5’s head of acquisitions.

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