On Disc

at Amazon

In each pulse-racing "Fear Factor" episode, contestants (sometimes solo, often paired with spouses, siblings or best friends) recruited from across the nation must decide if they have the ... See full summary »
Reviews
Popularity
3,510 ( 382)

Episodes

Seasons


Years



7   6   5   4   3   2   1   Unknown  
2012   2011   2006   2005   … See all »
5 wins & 13 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Wipeout (2008–2014)
Comedy | Game-Show | Reality-TV
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Contestants make their way through a giant obstacle course to win a cash prize.

Stars: John Henson, John Anderson, Jill Wagner
Minute to Win It (TV Series 2010)
Game-Show | Reality-TV
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  

Contestants can win $1 million by completing ten tasks involving common household objects, with a one-minute time limit for each task.

Stars: Guy Fieri, Sean L. Malin, Kimberly Fox
Reality-TV
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Ripley's Believe It or Not! is a curious format, sort of a 'Guiness Book of Records'-like magazine on TV. It has no permanent cast or storyline, just a presenting host in the castle-type LA... See full summary »

Stars: Dean Cain, Kelly Packard, Daniel Browning Smith
Punk'd (2003–2015)
Comedy | Reality-TV
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

A Hidden Camera Show similar to Candid Camera but famous celebrities are the victims. Each week Ashton and his crew of pranksters play a joke on celebrities such as Justin Timberlake and Frankie Muniz.

Stars: Ashton Kutcher, Brian Fitzpatrick, Andrew Santino
Deal or No Deal (2005–2009)
Game-Show
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5/10 X  

26 sums of money, 26 suitcases and one question: Deal or no deal

Stars: Howie Mandel, Sara Bronson, Lindsay Clubine
The Amazing Race (TV Series 2001)
Action | Adventure | Game-Show
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

Multiple teams race around the globe for $1,000,000 to 'amazing' locations.

Stars: Phil Keoghan, Jet McCoy, Cord McCoy
Family Feud (TV Series 1999)
Comedy | Game-Show
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Hosted by Steve Harvey, two families battle it out by answering survey questions for a chance to win $20,000 and, after 5 wins, a new car.

Stars: Burton Richardson, John O'Hurley, Steve Harvey
Game-Show
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

A series of knowledge contestants use a telephone, audience input and eliminations to answer trivia questions for an escalating tier of cash prizes.

Stars: Meredith Vieira, Chris Harrison, Terry Crews
Game-Show
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Contestants, selected by calling a phone number, are chosen based on their ability to arrange 4 answers to a question in the correct order the fastest. They then have to answer 15 ... See full summary »

Stars: Regis Philbin, Rick Rosner, Danny Bonaduce
Cribs (TV Series 2000)
Music | Reality-TV
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5/10 X  

MTV's Cribs take you on exclusive tours through the domestic sanctuaries that some of today's most favorite stars call home.

Stars: Bam Margera, Moby, Jack Osbourne
American Ninja Warrior (TV Series 2009)
Action | Game-Show | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Contestants run, jump, crawl, climb, hang, and swing through crazy obstacles as they compete to become the next American Ninja champion.

Stars: Matt Iseman, Akbar Gbaja-Biamila, Jenn Brown
Pimp My Ride (2004–2007)
Reality-TV
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

Xzibit finds the owner of a ruined car and takes it to the West Coast Customs for a renovation.

Stars: Xzibit, Mad Mike, Toy Holmes
Edit

Cast

Series cast summary:
...
 Himself - Host / ... (153 episodes, 2001-2012)
Edit

Storyline

In each pulse-racing "Fear Factor" episode, contestants (sometimes solo, often paired with spouses, siblings or best friends) recruited from across the nation must decide if they have the guts and determination to face their most primal fears. Under the supervision of professional Hollywood stunt coordinators, contestants are confronted with a series of challenging stunts. If they complete their task they advance; if fear stops them from completing a stunt or they fail the mission, they are immediately eliminated. The contestant who wins the final challenge takes home the prize. Written by Matt Kunitz

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


Certificate:

TV-PG | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

11 June 2001 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Fear Factor: The Series  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Color:

See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

There is a Fear Factor live at Universal Studios Orlando See more »

Quotes

Joe Rogan - Host: I'm Joe Rogan. This is Fear Factor. The stunts you are about to see were all designed and supervised by trained professionals. They are extremely dangerous and should not be attempted by anyone, anywhere, anytime!
See more »

Connections

Referenced in Joan of Arcadia: Queen of the Zombies (2005) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
I'm not too classy for this
25 August 2013 | by See all my reviews

You can hold your nose and try to shame us for liking it. But I know that I wasn't alone when it first came out in 2001 and loved it. It was the logical climax to reality TV. Everybody was still clinging to the idea of making something profound. It's about entertainment and this is entertaining. You won't find any such delusions here. It's gross out TV. And we love Joe Rogan making those meatheads eat worms. Isn't that half the fun? After a while it did wear out its welcome. After all, how many variations of dropping people off the roof can there be. After leaving the air in 2005, it did come back in 2011. It was more sentimental than anything else. Those were the times.


3 of 3 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Girl having her head shaved stirfryboggins
Done DrOcktagon
Lucky Asian Guy muzz2689
Anybody ever get sick or injured in this show? ledtim
Has anyone ever been injured on the show? skinny_school_girl
Touchy Feely Mom from Episode 1 Says She's Not Creepy valentineharts
Discuss Fear Factor (2001) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page