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MTV Bringing “Fear Factor” Back from the Dead

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 generation. Originally hosted by Joe Rogan, “Fear Factor” aired on NBC between 2001 and 2006, and the basic idea was that contestants were tasked with overcoming their fears by doing all sorts of gross and horrifying things. I remember in one episode they had to literally eat horse rectum. In another, they had to bob for rings at the bottom of a tank filled with cow’s blood. Yeah. No thanks.

News of the reboot was broken by Variety, the site noting that actor/singer Ludacris will be the host of the reality competition series. The new “Fear Factor” is expected to bow in late May.

Check out a compilation vid of the craziest “Fear Factor” challenges, via Watch Mojo.


30 Comments
  • Master99

    I loved fear factor. So glad to hear it’s coming back….. but I am scared since MTV is the one bringing it back.

  • Grimphantom

    Oh boy! MTV’s bringing something that no one really ask for with a talentless actor/singer as host, yay! https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/8ae364234da22e4223ebc40bad1af303eca7c09af975c0428f0e40e45826e29c.png

    • thegreatiandi

      He doesn’t sing…And obviously isn’t talentless. Do you even know who he is before you get all up in arms???

      • Grimphantom

        Ugh he does sing, there’s like videos everywhere of him, unless those are comedy sketches…….I think you’re the one that needs to research on him more and btw nice how you’re defending him when you don’t know anything about him yourself….

        • thegreatiandi

          Lmao….He is a rapper. Born in Chicago…Was a DJ from Atlanta before becoming A RAP ARTIST when he released his first album in 99. You’re being rediculous dude lol. Again…Do you Google much??

          ” Christopher Brian “Chris” Bridges, better known by his stage name Ludacris, is an American hip hop recording artist and actor from Atlanta, Georgia “.

          That was super simple to do. Don’t be angry that you were all up in arms before you had any information. At the very least, know what you are so pissy about. LMAO

          • Grimphantom

            I don’t know if you’re from bizarro world or you’re completely delusional. Nice talking to ya, nutty.

          • thegreatiandi

            Nice tap-out. You were wrong…You know it Lol

          • Grimphantom

            Whatever you say.

          • thegreatiandi

            Whenever you would like to Google the hip hop artist, Ludacris….And then come back and tell me his album title…Or song even…That he doesn’t rap, but sings the songs….That would be great lol. Anger for the sake of anger is just funny dude. And you called him talentless? I’m sure he at least knows how to Google search lol.

          • Grimphantom

            You still here? Don’t get the “anger” you’re telling me since you’re the one babbling over someone who i really don’t give a rat’s ass about yet you’re here giving me this nonsense about him, like you’re married to the guy…..

            You’re just wasting your time, man and honestly i’m the one laughing at you on trying to prove a point, it’s just sad but funny at the same time just watching you go blah blah blah

          • thegreatiandi

            You Google it yet? Lmao

          • Grimphantom
          • thegreatiandi

            So….Not…Yet?

  • That’s so much better than a tv show about the Kardashians.

  • Khy

    Didn’t they try to bring this back(Not MTV) like circa 2012/2013? I remember that controversy over those dumb chicks who drank tall glasses of horse piss and semen on that rebooted version- it was canceled again not too long after.
    MTV should bring back FEAR. While mostly fake, that was some scary ass shit.

    • Vesuvian Villain

      Been watching the Get Down? Just noticed your pic.

      • Khy

        Yes! I worship that show.

        • Vesuvian Villain

          Definitely awesome, love the style of it. I was watching this show Vinyl on HBO last year and got excited anytime they’d hint at the start of things like Kool Herc teaching himself the turntables. I was hoping every season they’d go deeper into the culture but they cancelled Vinyl. I was pissed. So happy to see they came out with Get Down. The Afrika Bambaataa shit is killing me tho.

          Have you seen Rubble Kings on Netflix? It’s all about the NY street gangs that became the essence for hip hop crews. The movie The Warriors is loosely based on it.

          • thegreatiandi

            Afrika B…..yuck

          • Vesuvian Villain

            Exactly.. that guy is a piece of shit.

          • Khy

            I’ll definitely be checking out Rubble Kings!

    • Aaron Johnson

      I loved Fear back in the day. SyFy had a brief show called “Stranded” a few years ago that was pretty awesome where 3 people were made to live in an ENORMOUS abandoned place for 5 days and nights. Pretty kick ass. See if you can find it. I was really pissed it didn’t continue.

      • Khy

        Syfy has had a ton of fun game shows that they’ve canceled. I remember back in 08/09 they had two shows that aired back to back that were so good. One was about contestants going from room to room in a creepy setting doing all kinds of weird scary tasks, I think if I remember correctly one person got eliminated in each room. The second show was where contestants would have to run to a certain location and make it there before being caught by these highly trained athletes in suits- basically it was like a giant game of tag and you had to try to run to all the safe spots you could without getting captured by the athletes. It was extremely thrilling! Forgot the name of both!

        • Aaron Johnson

          The first one might be Hellevator. If it’s not, that show is identical to it. And it’s still on. I think it’s even on Netflix.

    • Dan

      If I remember right, they didn’t even show all of the new episodes of FF. It tanked for some reason. I still dug it.

  • Colonel Ives

    yeah, everyone only watched the show for the second challenge. and if there was a girl with fake tits, rooted for her and the cameramen shooting her

  • Chris Genth

    This was my favorite show back in the day.

  • thegreatiandi

    Come on BD. Google much?

    Funny that you call him a singer. Sums up the fact that you don’t know what you are talking about since he doesn’t sing….ever. The other black guy he’s in fast and furious with is the singer. Come on now…

    Nice try though.

  • Dan

    I like Joe Rogan, but I’m willing to give Ludacris a shot.

  • Shane o mac

    When it came back in 2011 it was disappointing and looked like they didn’t put any effort into it (and Rogan admitted he just did it for the paycheck). Hopefully the reboot is ALOT better then the last try

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