MTV is reviving the reality franchise Fear Factor for a new generation.
They've has ordered 10 new episodes of the series. Rap star Ludacris is set to host and exec produce. The series that challenges teams of contestants to face extreme physical and mental trials is expected to premiere May 30.
The move is consistent with the plan outlined by Viacom brass to focus on high-profile unscripted programs on MTV rather scripted series.
Based on a Dutch format, “Fear Factor” was an unscripted hit for NBC from 2001 to 2006. It was often bashed by critics as an example of reality TV’s gross-out extremes.
Joe Rogan hosted the original NBC series.