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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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121.

Saul Feinstein    

Oh vey, wtf, this is good material they are cutting.In the old country we love this stuff.

943 days ago
122.

Tania    

Please stop using that picture, it is so disgusting. Everytime I click on your site I have to see it. Stop already.

943 days ago
123.

char    

Come on Tmz you have had this picture and story now for 2 days. I didn't read the story the picture is disgusting enough. Enough already.

943 days ago
124.

Nativam    

Well, at least the NBC producers aren't as low as the lowlife Tijuana "producers".

943 days ago
125.

kevo    

i guess we will find out who swallows or spits

943 days ago
126.

Luv2cook2    

Jews that own Comcast? Obamanation ... only job Obama created? Really? Do you people commenting here have to be so racist and political? It's about donkey semen, not politics or race *sheesh*.

943 days ago
127.

Luv2cook2    

Good! I am surpirsed this show is still on the air. I refuse to watch this show because of ALL of the stupid stunts they make people do. It's sad that people would even think to do half of the stuff, they must be so desperate. Being the sensible person, I change the channel. Hopefully enough people will do the same and put this show out to pasture!

943 days ago
128.

williaml    

this is nasty
The show has gone too far and should be stopped

943 days ago
129.

williaml    

this is nasty
The show has gone too far and should be stopped

943 days ago
130.

Rob    

That's disgusting. This tells us how low people will go for money and fame. How can anyone ever believe anything NBC would broadcast for money. NBC is as bad as the contestants.

943 days ago
131.

Sharon     

They did worse than this when the show came out in the early 2000's...they ate donkey testicles!!!!!!! so does it really matter?

943 days ago
132.

Straight Talkin Texan    

Good!!! That episode was in poor taste (pun NOT intended).

It's called FEAR Factor, not GROSS Factor! I can't even believe the idiots ever thought that episode was a good idea.

943 days ago
133.

alexandron    

Thanks to TMZ for giving a heads up on this demented episode before it was broadcast. NBC suits should wonder if there is a borderline sociopath in their creative division coming up with ideas like one.

943 days ago
134.

jamesjim    

Democrat juice!

943 days ago
135.

R Rand    

Well that's a good thing, pulling it that is. As long as Janeane Gar barf alo still gets paid for all the work she did suckuring the donkey semen for the show.

943 days ago
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