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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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91.

Chad    

So does TMZ represent the PTC now?! What else did you expect to happen? It's pretty sad that you milked this for view counts and viewers only to see it yanked and now that's one less thing for me to be able to watch today. This is one of the few times I've felt upset that you guys directly contributed to censorship. We deserve the freedom to choose what we want to watch. This is crap.

914 days ago
92.

Krissa    

Still says HeeHaw on my guide. I'm in Toronto...

914 days ago
93.

Nancy    

Too disgusting for words and it's STILL the episode listed for tonight (not that we'll be watching it).

914 days ago
94.

kendallterry    

" Milk the Donkey" is the new idiom when a show does something so incredible awful, viewers drive them off the air.

914 days ago
95.

PAGentle Ben    

Noelle - You are an idiot!

914 days ago
96.

W. L. Kelly    

Hollywood has finally hit the bottom of the depths of depravity. There is always a gang of degenerates more than willing to play along with them. Surely, there must be someone who can top this base act. Just wait a few days and I'm sure someone will come up with something better. How about the females on the show having sex with the donkeys?

914 days ago
97.

Chris    

Did the people that drank the donkey nut wind up doing it for nothing? If so do you think the network should pay them for their troubles?

914 days ago
98.

Dennis V Sinclair    

NBC is desperate for ratings. So desperate it will do most anything to get them. NBC is certainly a participant in coarsening the culture - even if it did not go ahead with the vapid prank.

914 days ago
99.

UrsusRexx2    

Gee...
Will the donkey-masturbator(s) who retrieved the voluminous quarts of warm, frothy 'equine delight' have to seek unemployment, then?
Life is just full o' tragedy 'n farce, L.M.A.O.!!!

914 days ago
100.

johnny's_diane    

I posted on my Facebook page, a link when the show was advertised and the email address of both NBC coirporate and the local NBC affiliate, and urged everyone to write to them and tell them " this has gone too far; this isn't entertaining, it is DISGUSTING and degrading to the contestants, and insulting to those of us who ...*were* regular NBC audience members. "

YOU HAVE TO SOEAK UP TO BE HEARD and apparenrtly it worked !

914 days ago
101.

nix    

The best part is, the idiot contestants have already drank it and now they have nothing to show for it (including their dignity.)

913 days ago
102.

Ben Dover    

The sad thing is that NBC was even considering to air this garbage.

I guess Fear Factor considers overcoming the fear of animal body fluid borne diseases necessary for their show.

There are plenty of other challenges that can bet utilized.

At what point are they going to entice contestants to drink human blood?

The individuals that come up with these gross consumption challenges are twisted or satanic or sadistic or all three.

913 days ago
103.

Jim50    

Lindsay Lohan would probably do it.

913 days ago
104.

Stacey    

Thanks TMZ...for ruining it for the folks who wanted to see this episode.

913 days ago
105.

Caligula    

man those people that drank the semen must be miffed. they did it to get their 15 minutes of fame, and now it has been taken away from them.

913 days ago
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