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Ludacris to host MTV’s “Fear Factor” reboot

Viacom’s youth culture-focused brand MTV is rebooting the reality competition series Fear Factor with rapper and actor Ludacris (pictured) as its new host. The revamped series will be filled with new stunts ...
April 12, 2017

Viacom’s youth culture-focused brand MTV is rebooting the reality competition series Fear Factor with rapper and actor Ludacris (pictured) as its new host.

The revamped series will be filled with new stunts inspired by urban legends, popular scary movies and viral videos. Contestants will confront their fears, be pushed beyond their comfort zones and take action against some of their biggest stressors.

Challenges include “Roach-ella,” “Trap Queen,” and personal cell phone rescues at heights of over one hundred feet. In each episode, contestants will pair up into four teams – siblings, college rivalries, roommates, best friends, co-workers and exes and more – and battle it out for a cash prize of $50,000.

“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,” said Ludacris, in a statement. “This will be the first of many great projects together.”

Anthony Carbone, Charles Wachter, Kevin Wehrenberg, Robert Smith and Robin Feinberg serve as executive producers for Endemol Shine North America. Nina L. Diaz, Pamela Post and Tim Palazzola are EPs for MTV. Ludacris will also serve as executive producer on the project as part of an overarching deal with MTV.

Fear Factor premieres May 30 at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT on MTV.

 

About The Author
Meagan Kashty is an associate editor of realscreen, an international print and online magazine that covers the non-fiction film and television industries. Meagan is an award-winning business journalist. Prior to joining the realscreen team, Meagan was online editor of Canadian Grocer, named Magazine of the Year at the 2015 Canadian Business Media Awards. She can be reached at mkashty@brunico.com, and you can follow her on Twitter @MegKashty

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