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'Fear Factor'

Donkey Semen Episode

Off the NBC Schedule

1/30/2012 3:00 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

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Donkey semen will not be served on network TV tomorrow night -- the"Fear Factor" episode featuring the stunt has been yanked ... at least according to a website where NBC posts its media releases.

The controversial episode is entitled, "Hee Haw! Hee Haw!" An NBC media release teased it by saying the contestants will eat "the unimaginable."

But the NBC website no longer lists that episode as airing tomorrow ... and instead lists a repeat of an episode entitled "Snake Bite" -- which first aired on January 2. 

We also checked two channel guides -- one in LA and one in NYC -- and both now list the repeat instead of the one with the donkey semen stunt. Additionally, promos for the episode are no longer posted anywhere on the Internet.

TMZ broke the story ... NBC had given 'FF' producers the thumbs up on airing the episode -- but according to our sources honchos at NBC and its parent company, Comcast, started having second thoughts after TMZ published details of the challenge.

We've made several calls to reps at NBC, Comcast, and Endemol -- which produces 'FF' -- but so far ... radio silence.
 
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The good people at the peacock just got back to us -- NBC Entertainment Chairman Bob Greenblatt says, "I reviewed the episode late last week and decided it was a segment we should not air."

Sources at the network tell us Comcast was not involved in the decision.

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toto    

Some people will do anything to be on TV. Sad.

816 days ago
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Ace    

Oh, ***-on...why?

816 days ago
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noelle    

way to go, TMZ...doing your job a little too well ruined the epic grossness for FF watchers. We're stuck with a repeat.

816 days ago
4.

Muppet    

Good! Enough of this stupidity from producers. They need to stop taking advantage of people that are desperate for money.

816 days ago
5.

Fan    

That picture is making me feel more sick each time I see it.

816 days ago
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HairyKary    

What happens to the Semen?

816 days ago
7.

j    

I agree that this should be pulled. This is going way too far. and really who in the heck would do this for $50,000? beyond poor judgement and taste. thumbs up for the decision to not go forward

816 days ago
8.

themux    

Question is: Did a contestant actually drink the semen?

816 days ago
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Bob    

No ****

816 days ago
10.

stormy    

I REALLY wanted to see that!!! I bet the folks that participated in that episode are not happy...to do THAT and then not get on TV...lol I don't see what the big deal is...they did worse than that when the show was on before.

816 days ago
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onelove627    

wasn't going to watch anyway.....but glad they pulled it. one more reason...

816 days ago
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Eric     

How pissed would you be if you did this stunt and didn't win the money or get to be seen on T.V. Karma for taking part in such a sick stunt.

816 days ago
13.

Sonja    

Why is ok to eat eggs, and embryos but not semen? LOL

816 days ago
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The Real JJ    

Thank a lot TMZ!!! Now I won't get to see the dum*sses who actually did this. Dam u TMZ!!

816 days ago
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kitnplayn    

GOOD JOB, NBC. IT'S ABOUT TIME YOU TOOK YOUR DONKEY HEADS OUT OF YOUR DONKEY AZZES. THIS SHOULD NOT HAVE TAKEN YOU A MINUTE TO DECIDE. THIS IS ONE GIANT LEAP TOWARDS MENDING THE SICK AND GREEDY AMERICAN CULTURE THAT PUTS MONEY AHEAD OF HUMANITY.

816 days ago
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