Seriously, are we being Punk’d?
Per The Hollywood Reporter, the 12-episode revival (premiering Tuesday, May 30 at 10/9c) will put a new spin on the former NBC reality juggernaut, this time forgoing any skin-crawling, bug-eating challenges in favor of triggering Generation Z by “tapping into visceral fears of today’s anxious youth — such as couch surfing at 300 feet and waterlogging personal cell phones.” (Yes, really.)
Each episode will feature eight contestants split amongst four two-person teams, all competing for a cash prize.
NBC’s Fear Factor, based on a popular Dutch format, initially ran from 2001-2006 with host Joe Rogan. It briefly returned for a series of specials in 2011.
Will you tune in for MTV’s new take on Fear Factor?
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