NBC has announced that they're bringing back "Fear Factor".

There aren't many details yet.  So we don't know when the new episodes might premiere... or, more importantly, if original host Joe Rogan will be back.

"Fear Factor" originally ran on NBC for six seasons, from 2001 through 2006, and I really couldn't imagine them bringing it back without Rogan.

OK, here's the elephant in the room:  WHY is "Fear Factor" coming back?

Well, an NBC suit spins it like this:

No one has come close to doing what they've done on that show.  You go back and they've stood the test of time.  It always had this incredible spectacle to it.