As anyone with a long enough lifespan and a remote control could tell you, Fear Factor was a big part of American television in the early 2000s. The show–which in its original run only spanned from 2001 to 2006, surprisingly–pitched people against real life fears for the chance of a lucrative payday: from encountering terrible heights, to extreme stunts, and even (shudder) bugs and creatures that go bump in the night.
Joe Rogan hosted the NBC series, guiding his participants to accomplish these queasy and metaphorically heartstopping events. The original series was adapted from a Dutch format, and found a comfortable place among ratings.
Now, Variety reports that MTV has resurrected the reality show. Of course, now that the series has changed network hands, Fear Factor is bound to face some changes.
In its new decade, Fear Factor will be hosted by actor/musician Ludacris. Evidently, some aspect of the show will include a musical portion, which could include Ludacris or other performers. Ludacris has also made a wider deal with MTV; details of which have not been released as of yet.
What other changes are in store for this fear-based reality show? Perhaps their challenges could range from ditching the creepy-crawlies and delve more into what really scares the 2017 psyche. Undoubtedly the move to MTV will ensure that we’ll be seeing more people of this age range competing in the show. We can only wait and see!