MTV Reinvents Iconic Series "Fear Factor"

MTV Reinvents Iconic Series "Fear Factor"

May 30, 2017
May 30, 2017
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NEW YORK, NY (April 12, 2017)MTV today announced it will give viewers the chance to conquer their fears head on with a refresh of the break-through series "Fear Factor." Ludacris will host the new installment, custom-created for a generation that is increasingly empowered, while also more anxious than ever. Ludacris will also serve as executive producer on the project as part of an overarching deal with MTV. Filled with new stunts inspired by urban legends, popular scary movies and viral videos from today’s cultural zeitgeist, “Fear Factor” contestants will confront their fears, be pushed beyond their comfort zones and take action against some of their biggest stressors. The series will include twelve, one-hour episodes which premiere on Tuesday, May 30 at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT on MTV.

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Fear Factor is an American stunt/dare game show that originally aired between 2001 and 2006.
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Fear Factor is an American stunt/dare game show that originally aired between 2001 and 2006. It was later revived in 2011, only to be cancelled again on May 13, 2012. After its second cancellation, a two-part special aired in July 2012. The original Dutch version was called Now or Neverland. When Endemol USA and NBC adapted it to the American market in 2001, they changed the name to Fear Factor. The show pits contestants against each other in a variety of stunts for a grand prize, usually of US $50,000. From Seasons One to Five, the contestants were generally three men and three women, all competing for themselves, but in Season Six, the show moved to a permanent format of four teams of two people, each with a pre-existing relationship with one another. The show was hosted by comedian and UFC commentator Joe Rogan, produced by Matt Kunitz and David A. Hurwitz, and directed by J. Rupert Thompson.


Christopher Brian "Chris" Bridges (born September 11, 1977),[2] better known by his stage name Ludacris, is an American hip hop recording artist and actor from Atlanta, Georgia. Alongside his manager, Chaka Zulu, Ludacris is the co-founder of Disturbing tha Peace, an imprint distributed by Def Jam Recordings. Throughout his career, Ludacris has won Screen Actors Guild, Critic's Choice, MTV, and Grammy Awards. Along with fellow Atlanta-based rappers Big Boi and André 3000 of OutKast, Ludacris was one of the first and most influential "Dirty South" rappers to achieve mainstream success during the early 2000s.

Born in Champaign, Illinois, Ludacris moved to Atlanta at age nine, where he began rapping. After a brief stint as a disc jockey (DJ), he released his first album Incognegro in 1999, followed by Back for the First Time in 2000, which contained the singles "Southern Hospitality" and "What's Your Fantasy". In 2001, he released Word of Mouf, followed by Chicken-n-Beer in 2003 and The Red Light District in 2004. He took a more serious approach with his next two albums, Release Therapy (2006), and Theater of the Mind (2008). His next record, Battle of the Sexes, was released in 2010 and featured the tone of his previous albums. Ludaversal was released on March 31, 2015. As an actor, he has appeared in films including Crash (2004), Gamer (2009), and New Year's Eve (2011), but is best known for playing Tej Parker in the The Fast and the Furious film series.

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Ludacris fronting new competition show Best.Cover.Ever.
  –  April 27, 2017
It’s the latest hosting gig for Ludacris – the Furious 7 star is also helping MTV bosses revive hit reality show Fear Factor for a whole new generation of fans, and he has just signed on to join the stars paying tribute to their mums in an upcoming VH1 ...
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  –  April 26, 2017
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MTV Is Officially Bringing Back Fear Factor With A Modern Millennial Twist!
  –  April 21, 2017
In the spirit of nostalgia and bringing back movies and shows from childhood, MTV has announced it will be rebooting one of our fave reality TV shows from the noughties: Fear Factor. However, the remake will be a bit different than the original, rather ...
Fear Factor Lives Again
  –  April 17, 2017
MTV announced its decision to bring back the show Fear Factor with rapper Ludacris as its new executive producer and host. Fear Factor was previously hosted by Joe Rogan back in 2001. The new Fear Factor is said to be less about eating gross things but ...
MTV launching "TRL"-style daily live show
  –  April 17, 2017
Ludacris to host “Fear Factor” reboot on MTV “That ability to be live, in culture -- not responding to it but driving it -- is where we belong,” McCarthy said. McCarthy took the helm at MTV in October following stints at other Viacom properties ...
Ludacris Signs On To Host 'Fear Factor'
  –  April 17, 2017
MTV is rebooting the crazy and wild show that we all hated to love, Fear Factor. The show is coming back this summer and Ludacris has signed on as the host and the executive producer. And the list goes on.... happy to announce I'm stepping in to produce ...
MTV is Bringing Back “Fear Factor”!
  –  April 15, 2017
I’m gonna be honest, I was pretty happy when this show ended because it grossed me out and gave me nightmares, BUT apparently MTV likes to torture people, so here we go: They are reviving FEAR FACTOR!! Yep, and according to, they’re ...
Ludacris to host 'Fear Factor' reboot on MTV
  –  April 14, 2017
“Fear Factor” is returning to television, this time on MTV. According to The Hollywood Reporter, rapper and actor Ludacris will take over as host of the reality TV competition series and the format of the show will change from its earlier version.
MTV Is Bringing 'Fear Factor' Back With 100% Less Bug Eating And 100% More Ludacris
  –  April 14, 2017
If 2016 was the year of realizing stuff, then 2017 is realizing that everything was better in the early 2000s. MTV clearly agrees and is revamping their most popular shows, either because they realize that America is kind of in a weird place right now and ...
Fear Factor: MTV Revives The Hair-raising Stunt Series With Ludacris As Host
  –  April 14, 2017
MTV has announced on Wednesday, plans to revive the hair-raising stunt competition series Fear Factor. The revamped show premieres on 30 May with Ludacris as host in the new series. The reality competition show was used to challenge competitors to a series ...
MTV to revive 'Fear Factor' stunt competition series May 30
  –  April 14, 2017
Copyright (c) 2016 CBS Studios Inc. All Rights Reserved. NEW YORK - Be very afraid. MTV says it is reviving the stunt competition series "Fear Factor." Ludacris will host the new series, which premieres May 30, MTV announced Wednesday. The new "Fear Factor ...
MTV Bringing Back "Fear Factor" With Ludacris As The Host!
  –  April 14, 2017
MTV announced its decision to bring back "Fear Factor" with Ludacris as its executive producer and host. Posted By Persist Please click the “Report” button below if the video on this page is not working properly.
MTV Tap Ludacris to Host 'Fear Factor' Reboot
  –  April 14, 2017
Rapper Ludacris has been tapped to host MTV's reboot of "Fear Factor". The network has ordered 12-episodes, which will also be executive produced by Ludacris, according to the Hollywood Reporter. Instead of bees and snakes, Generation Z contestants will ...
Ludacris Will Be Hosting and Executive Producing MTV’s ‘Fear Factor’ Reboot!
  –  April 13, 2017
Ludacris is taking his talents to Fear Factor! Do y’all remember that show?! People would compete for money by completing tasks that most people are scared of like laying in a tank of spiders while eating ostrich eggs, or driving under an 18-wheeler ...
Ludacris to host MTV’s Fear Factor reboot
  –  April 12, 2017
It’s time to roll out the box of creepy African insects and act a fool, because Fear Factor is back with a brand new host. This spring, MTV will reboot the controversial game show with rapper/actor Ludacris as its ringmaster and executive producer.
MTV Bringing “Fear Factor” Back from the Dead
  –  April 12, 2017
We would’ve preferred the return of MTV’s “Fear,” but we’ll take it. If you’ve ever wanted to eat spiders on national television for money, you’ll be happy to know that MTV is rebooting early 2000s TV series “Fear Factor” for a whole new ...
Details about MTV’s new Fear Factor, hosted by Ludacris
  –  April 12, 2017
In March, I reported that Fear Factor was making another return to television, and today MTV announced details about the new show, which will be hosted by Ludacris and feature pop culture-themed challenges. The new series, which premieres May 30, is ...
MTV revives 'Fear Factor' with Ludacris as host
  –  April 12, 2017
(CNN) - MTV has no fear when it comes to jumping into the reboot game. The network has announced plans to bring back reality competition show "Fear Factor," which challenged competitors to a series of sometimes-gross bravery-testing challenges in hopes of ...
MTV to Revive ‘Fear Factor,’ Taps Ludacris as Host
  –  April 12, 2017
The internet went crazy Tuesday over Ludacris’ CGI abs — this morning, we’re hoping the rapper truly has a strong stomach. That’s because MTV is bringing “Fear Factor” back to television, and the “Area Codes” emcee is set to host.
MTV to revive “Fear Factor” stunt competition series May 30
  –  April 12, 2017
Be very afraid. MTV says it is reviving the stunt competition series “Fear Factor.” Ludacris will host the new series, which premieres May 30, MTV announced Wednesday. The new “Fear Factor” promises to “hit on youth tension points” with ...
MTV Reviving ‘Fear Factor’ With Ludacris As Host And EP
  –  April 12, 2017
Fear Factor is coming back. MTV is reviving the franchise with a new installment and Ludacris attached as host. The Viacom network has ordered 12 hourlong episodes of the series from Endemol Shine North America for premiere on Tuesday, May 30 at 10 PM.
MTV to Revive Reality Series ‘Fear Factor’
  –  April 12, 2017
MTV is reviving the reality franchise “Fear Factor” for a new generation. The Viacom cabler has ordered 10 new episodes of the series from Endemol Shine North America. Rap star Ludacris is set to host and exec produce. The series that challenges teams ...
‘Fear Factor’ revival coming to MTV with Ludacris as host
  –  April 12, 2017
MTV is scaring up a revival of the stunt-and-dare game show "Fear Factor." The network will premiere new episodes of the long-running former NBC series, which required competitors to outlast each other in extreme and bizarre feats like jumping from ...
Ludacris Will Host The Return Of ‘Fear Factor’ On MTV
  –  April 12, 2017
The show’s updated version will appeal to Generation Z. As seen in past episodes, the plot will change from challenges that would gross viewers out to tasks that tap into the anxieties and fears of the modern day generation’s tensions, like water ...
'Fear Factor' Revived by MTV With Ludacris as Host
  –  April 12, 2017
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