May 15, 2012
NBC has cancelled Fear Factor - again. The revived reality competition only aired six episodes in a comeback that didn't work out nearly as well as the show's original incarnation.
When Fear Factor premiered back in 2001 it was an unexpected hit for NBC, a network not known for airing reality shows. Its success continued for a few seasons, but as years passed the show's format became stale and it was cancelled in 2006 after six seasons and 144 episodes.
NBC surely hoped to rekindle some of Fear Factor's original success, however it was not to be. The show quickly came and went, and was left off of the network's 2012-2013 schedule.
(Source: TV by the Numbers)