Prepare Your Stomachs: Fear Factor is Returning

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... NBC is bringing back Fear Factor after half a decade off the air. There's no word on a premiere date, but considering it's a reality show that only requires a few cameras and a bag of mealworms, it shouldn't take that long to bring back. The show, which sees contestants perform gross-out tasks such as eating bugs or test their nerves by subjecting themselves to vertigo-inducing stunts, is basically a parade of nauseating sequences. Just like the rest of NBC's programming. Thank you, I will be here all week. [EW]

... Remember when we told you that Fox was in talks with Jane Lynch (of Glee) to host the Emmys? We were totally making that up. But we can formally report that now that she has been named the host, so no harm no foul, right? [Deadline Hollywood]

... Uh-oh, did you order that cake in the shape of Denis Leary's face for your Rescue Me final season premiere party on July 12? Better push it back a day; FX has moved the premiere of the final season to July 13. [THR]

... Chelsea Handler is beginning to make a larger splash on TV, so naturally she thinks she's too big for the network that made her a celebrity. Handler says she's ready to move on from E! and her show Chelsea Lately to focus on new things, because she wants "to utilize [her] brain." Which makes total sense if you've seen the clips of her upcoming NBC sitcom Are You There Vodka? It's Me, Chelsea. (I was being sarcastic. The new show looks horrible.) [THR]

... NBC will give you more The Voice, and you will like it. The network is adding two more episodes of its new hit on June 22 and June 29 because it's the only show the network makes money on. [Deadline Hollywood]

... Better off Ted funny woman Andrea Anders will be joining USA's new show Necessary Roughness. She'll play the PR executive of a sports team that's in dire need of an image makeover. [TV Line]

... Eliza Dushku is starring in the new Torchwood! Well, the animated online one, anyway. [EW]

Follow writer Tim Surette on Twitter: @TimAtTVDotCom

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