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Joe Rogan returns to put the Fear Factor back in viewers

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Joe Rogan: the fear factor!

Who's ready to eat worms and jump off of giant buildings? If you said yes, you're in luck! Joe Rogan and Fear Factor are back in business!

Joe Rogan: the fear factor!

Remember the good old days, when you could turn your television on and see people having tarantulas poured on their heads all in the name of surviving NBC's Fear Factor? Well, it doesn't have to be a memory any longer. Host Joe Rogan and Fear Factor are resurrecting to make us cringe once again.

Joe Rogan wasn't about to let the craziest show we've ever seen revive without him. "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," Rogan revealed to TV Guide.

If you think that the format will change much just because it's been a while since Fear Factor and Joe Rogan have given us the willies with gross and dangerous stunts, you'd be half right and half wrong.

Joe Rogan said, "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."

In terms of the stunt progression, executive producer Matt Kunitz said, "The stunt world has evolved significantly in the last seven years, since we taped the last show. Technically stunts now are so much better at what we can do -- much bigger falls, much faster falls, bigger explosions, faster car stunts, bigger flips -- we want to take it to the next level."

There you have it, same insanely funny host we've come to know and love but bigger and better stunts. Sounds like Fear Factor is going to debut with one heck of a bang.

At this time, Fear Factor could re-debut as early as September and is based on a revival method of eight episodes with a few celebrity shows in the works.

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