I used to like Fear Factor, until the show became all about eating bugs and bull testicles. It went from "fear" to "gross" right away, if you ask me.
The popular TV show first ran from 2001 to 2006 and was brought back in 2011 only to be phased out from television shortly after in 2012, probably because people quickly remembered how gross it was watching people vomit over glass cages filled with locusts.
But the show's not gone for good yet, because it looks like MTV's trying to pump some life back in the veins of the known franchise, this time with new host Ludacris.
The reboot is going to focus on "urban legends, scary movies, and online videos from the zeitgeist." There's also supposed to be a focus on how technology plays a part in our everyday horrors, which I totally understand. You ever regret updating an older-model iPhone to the latest software? The thing becomes terrifyingly slow.
Reboots of classic reality shows have become a thing lately. Queer Eye for the Straight Guy is back as is Trading Spaces. Those shows pretty much keep their original premises, though. Do you think the new take on Fear Factor is going to be enough to draw in audiences? Or will its novelty wear off like the two seconds we all pretended Ludacris didn't CGI those fake abs on purpose? (h/t vulture)