April 12, 2017
After another five-year absence, Fear Factor is returning to television once again - only this time on a new network. MTV announced today that it is reviving the iconic dare/stunt game show for a summer run with an updated format and new host.
The series originally began on NBC back in 2001 as one of its first reality shows, and at the time was an unexpected hit for the network. Its success continued for a number of years before eventually being cancelled in 2006. NBC attempted to bring the show back in 2011 but it only ended up airing for one 8-episode season.
The new installment of the series on MTV is part of a new partnership with actor and recording artist Ludacris, who will executive produce the show and also take on hosting duties. The upcoming incarnation has been updated for today's generation with stunts inspired by viral videos, popular scary movies, and urban legends. Teams of contestants will be taken outside their comfort zones as they confront their fears and battle it out for the $50,000 grand prize.
MTV has ordered 12 new episodes of Fear Factor, which is scheduled to premiere on Tuesday, May 30 at 10:00pm.