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Ludacris Tapped to Host Fear Factor Reboot

MTV has decided to bring back the once hit show Fear Factor with Ludacris as the set host…. The network is launching a 12 episode reboot that will premiere May 30th at 10 p.m..

According to BAW:

The new version will have challenges geared toward the network’s millennial demo, with less of the gross-out stuff from its NBC days under host Joe Rogan, and more playful stunts geared toward the visceral fears of today’s anxious youth — such as couch surfing at 300 feet and waterlogging personal cell phones.

Inspired by urban legends, scary movies and online videos from the zeitgeist, contestants will be pushed beyond their comfort zones where their body’s physiological responses will take over. Each hourlong episode will feature eight contestants pairing up in four teams of two — think siblings, college rivalries, roommates, best friends, co-workers and exes — and faceoff for a cash prize.

“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,” he said. “This will be the first of many great projects together.”

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