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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.

 

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Managing editor with realscreen publication, an international print and online magazine that covers the non-fiction film and television industries. Darah is an award-winning journalist who has spent over two decades covering a wide range of issues from real estate and urban development to immigration, politics and human rights, primarily with The Vancouver Sun. Prior to joining realscreen, she was editor of Stream Daily, realscreen's sister publication covering the dynamic global digital video industry. She also served a stint as a war reporter in Afghanistan for television and print, and was a national business blogger with Yahoo Canada.

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