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MTV Reimagines "Fear Factor," Ludacris To Host

Ludacris_Fear_Factor_MTV.jpgMTV today announced it will relaunch the reality action series "Fear Factor." Rapper and actor Ludacris will host the new installment "custom-created for a generation that is increasingly empowered, while also more anxious than ever." Ludacris will also serve as executive producer as part of an extensive partnership with the network.

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Filled with stunts inspired by urban legends, scary movies and viral videos, MTV's new “Fear Factor” contestants will confront their fears and take action against some of their biggest stressors. Challenges will include “Roach-ella,” “Trap Queen,” and personal cell phone rescues at heights of over one hundred feet,

The series will include twelve, one-hour episodes which premiere on Tuesday, May 30 at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT on MTV.

“MTV is about celebrating youth culture, and with the reinvented ‘Fear Factor,’ we are putting the power in our audience’s hands to face and overcome their biggest fears,” said Chris McCarthy, President, MTV, VH1 and Logo. “gether!”

Multi-platinum recording artist, producer and actor Chris “LUDACRIS” Bridges has sold more than 15 million albums and stars in the upcoming “Fate of the Furious,” the eighth installment of the global box-office hit franchise. His other feature film credits include Universal Pictures’ “Furious 7,” “Fast & Furious 6,” “Fast Five,” “2 Fast 2 Furious,” “Crash,” “Hustle & Flow” and “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit.”

Anthony Carbone, Charles Wachter, Kevin Wehrenberg, Rob Smith and Robin Feinberg serve as Executive Producers for Endemol Shine North America. Nina L. Diaz, Pamela Post and Tim Palazzola are Executive Producers for MTV.

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