Playmates Line Up Against Super Bowl
Dec 18, 2001, 12:00 AM
NBC will pit Playboy Playmates against pigskin with a special Super Bowl Sunday edition of the network's reality series "Fear Factor." In a bid to steal away some of Fox's Super thunder, NBC plans to broadcast a two-part, 80-minute, edition of "Fear Factor" during halftime, and immediately after Fox's Feb. 4th Super Bowl broadcast. The episode will feature six Playboy Playmates competing for money in the controversial game show's usual assortment of gross-out stunts and dares. The first 20 minutes will be timed to coincide with the beginning of halftime festivities, which will include a live performance by U2. The remainder of the show will be seen at 10 p.m. EST -- about the same time Fox plans to air a special star-packed, hour-long edition of Emmy-winning comedy "Malcolm in the Middle." NBC is also expected to air several repeat editions of "Fear Factor" opposite the big game itself.