'Fear Factor' Revived at MTV, Ludacris Set to Host!
Fear Factor is returning to television!
The reality show, which debuted on NBC in 2001, will be hosted by Ludacris and return on MTV on Tuesday, May 30, at 10 p.m.
“I am excited to kick off my partnership with MTV, starting with the relaunch of Fear Factor, which will be even more insane and ludicrous than what you remember,” Ludacris said (via THR). “This will be the first of many great projects together.”
“MTV is about celebrating youth culture, and with the reinvented Fear Factor, we are putting the power in our audience’s hands to face and overcome their biggest fears,” MTV, VH1 and Logo president Chris McCarthy said. “We are thrilled to partner with Ludacris, one of the biggest global stars who has a rich history with MTV, to energize this franchise for a whole new generation.”
The challenges in the new incarnation of Fear Factor will apparently be more directed at today’s MTV audience, which challenges like couch surfing at 300 feet and waterlogging your cellphones.