We originally announced that Fear Factor was being revived last month at a mystery network, now THR reveals that MTV will air the reality series for a 12-episode season hosted and exec produced by Ludacris, to premiere Tuesday, May 30, at 10PM:
The new incarnation will flip the script on its targeted Generation Z audience and instead of gross-out challenges (like eating worms), will be more playful with the hope of providing a cathartic tension release along the way. The newly designed stunts are geared at tapping into visceral fears of today’s anxious youth — such as couch surfing at 300 feet and waterlogging personal cellphones.
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 facing off for a cash prize.
Will Fear Factor survive the cancellation reaper for Season 2 (Season 9 overall)? Stay tuned…