By James Hibberd
Updated October 20, 2011 at 12:00 PM EDT
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Really. Based on this trailer, the new Fear Factor debuting Dec. 12 is exactly what NBC has described: Just like the old reality hit, only ramped up to another level. Contestants get blown up, yanked out of office building windows, crash cars through trains, eat live scorpions and — potentially the most horrifying stunt of all for the bawling blonde in this clip — get their head shaved.

Reality show revivals have struggled in the past (American Gladiators? The Mole?), but I can see this adrenaline-heavy reboot of Fear Factor performing strong in the ratings. See what you think, trailer below:

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