Ludacris brings Fear Factor back

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Scribe:  Lucy Osbourne

Email:  lucy@thethinkering.com

 

MTV is bringing back a crowd favorite with “Fear Factor.”   And has called on another crowd favorite Chris Bridges.  Ludacris has been called on to host and executive produce the revived version of the popular game show. 

The network has ordered a 12- episode run that will premiere Tuesday night.  The rapper-actor and star of a number of the “Fast and Furious” series including the latest installment the “Fate of the Furious.”  President of MTV, Chris McCarthy said, “We are thrilled to partner with Ludacris, one of the biggest global stars who has a rich history with MTV, to energize this franchise for a whole new generation.”

The original show was a six season hit back in 2001 and was known for eating gruesome eats of rotten worms and fermenting delicacies.  The one-hour show will feature eight contestants – paired off and compete for a $50,000 cash prize.  

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