File this under, do anyone even care. Joe Rogan (UFC commentary), host of the original “Fear Factor,” will return to host the rebooted version of the NBC reality TV series.
Rogan hosted the show, which pit contestants against each other to complete a series of stunts or
tasks, on the network from 2001 to 2006.
In an interview Rogan tells TV Guide, “It doesn’t seem real.”
“It seems like some sort of bizarro dream world. But I’m looking forward to it.”
“The idea of sitting at home and watching someone else host it would have driven me crazy.”
“What I brought to Fear Factor the first time I hope to bring to it again — a background in competitive athletics along with being a standup comedian. This show is tailor-made for me.”
“Fear Factor” which pit contestants against each other to complete stunts and tasks (such as eating animal penises) ran on the network from 2001 to 2006. NBC decided to bring back the reality competition after reruns on Chiller brought in surprisingly good ratings.
“We wouldn’t want to do this show without Joe,” says Fear Factor executive producer Matt Kunitz. “This makes me 100 percent relieved. Part of the nostalgia of the show coming back is Joe Rogan. Joe is a guy’s guy, but women like him as well.”
Production for the all new “Fear Factor” begins in July. NBC has ordered eight episodes to start off, with the first and last episodes being two-hour events.