June 3rd, 2011
04:21 PM ET
The gross-out reality competition "Fear Factor" is returning to NBC, but there's good news for the squeamish: The revamped version will be kinder to those without stomachs of steel.
According to the Hollywood Reporter, the series, which saw contestants eating worms and drinking rat smoothies while competing for a $50,000 prize, is expected to feature fewer gross-out challenges.
The show is already holding an online casting call, seeking "married couples, siblings, parent/child, best friends, co-workers, teammates, roommates, [and] ex's" from the Los Angeles area.
"'Fear Factor' is the competition reality show in which contestants must decide if they have the guts and determination to face their fears while outpacing the competition," reads a statement on the site.
Though comedian Joe Rogan hosted the original series, it is not known if he'll do the same duties for the reboot. An air date for the new "Fear Factor" has not yet been announced.
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