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'Fear Factor'

Donkey Semen Episode

Off the NBC Schedule

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

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.
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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Lets see,
NBC shooting itself in the foot for worse ratings? Check
People doing stupid stuff on a maybe of getting paid? Check

but the worse crime
People doing stupid stuff, not getting paid and not getting to be seen on tv? Priceless

1005 days ago

Peter Jones    

It the same Pun like when they put cattle seamen in a hotel room,

1005 days ago


Beaumont tx still has hee haw on the tv listing hahaha. cant wait to watch that crazy ish.

1005 days ago

Joe rogan    

It shows as on for comcast in Boston still.

1005 days ago


Ummm i dont know what channel line up you tmz idiots checked but on my verizon fios guide for KNBC (LA) it says "hee haw hee haw!

1005 days ago


THAT is crossing the line into VULGAR & OBSCENE. Disgusting!

1005 days ago


Good. Just reading about it is sickening. I bet zoophiles across the board were waiting to watch it. You can get that crap by buying some Brazilian porn..its NOT for the public! The worst part is, it's already been filmed, so someone already drank it. GROSS!

1005 days ago


The sick thing is, its already been filmed, therefore, some freaks already drank it! Makes me wanna puke just reading about it. I bet zoophiles across the board are loving this.

1005 days ago


Way to ruin it for everyone, TMZ.

1005 days ago


Tyrone Biggum would do it for free!

1005 days ago


I'm begging you TMZ. PLEASE stop putting up that pic

1005 days ago


I don't think NBC can be picky of where their viewership comes from at this point. Do NBC executives actually OWN tv's???

1005 days ago

Tommy Tune    

I think its gross too, BUT, ya just wonder who the staffer was that had to GET the semen in the first place. What do you do, buy the donkey a drink first?

1005 days ago

Joan K    

I agree, please take that nasty picture down already, does someone over there at TMZ like it or what?

1005 days ago


It's really time to stop showing this. There must some freak up in TMZ who's enjoying having this picture up!?!?

1005 days ago
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