MTV is bringing back reality show “Fear Factor” with a few twists and changes for a new generation of viewers.
One of those changes includes the recruitment of Ludacris as new host. The 12-episode reboot will dare contestants to face thrilling physical and mental challenges for a grand 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," Ludacris said. "This will be the first of many great projects together."
The challenges will take a step back from the cringe-worthy insect dares and instead will draw inspiration from urban legends, scary movies and random occurrences that would give the everyday person anxiety such as throwing your personal cell phone in a tub of water without a phone case.
According to MTV, each hour-long episode will showcase eight contestants in pairings of two such as siblings, college rivalries, roommates, best friends, co-workers and even exes.
The revival goes hand in hand with Viacom's plan to hone in on older popular unscripted series for their MTV property. Ludacris also assists the brand with his popularity in music.