Joe Rogan has officially signed on to return as the host of NBC's Fear Factor revival. Rogan, who hosted the show's original run from 2001 to 2006, will be on hand when production begins at the end of July.
"It doesn't seem real," Rogan tells TV Guide Magazine. "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."
NBC has ordered eight episodes of the reborn Fear Factor, which producers say ...
Fear is not a factor for NBC when it comes to resurrecting one of its reality competition shows.
The network is rebooting Fear Factor, its classic game show in which competitors conquer gross or daring challenges in the hopes of winning a cash prize, EW reports.
If Punk'd plays on unsuspecting celebrities, Game Show in My Head brings hidden camera gags to the unsuspecting public. The latest production from Ashton Kutcher's production company sends contestants out to the streets to create fabricated situations with unwitting passersby — all directed by host Joe Rogan, who gives on-the-spot directions for each gag through a hidden earpiece.
Rogan, who got his reality hosting feet wet with Fear Factor, talked to TVGuide.com about his new show (Saturdays on CBS, 8 pm/ET). The comic and former martial arts competitor opened up about what Game Show is like, what drew him to another reality competition series and what lines shouldn't be crossed in a hidden camera scenario.
Tune into NewsRadio for a hilarious look behind-the-scenes at WNYX, the #2 news radio station in New York City. Starring Dave Foley (Kids in the Hall), Stephen Root (Office Space), Andy Dick (Less Than Perfect), Maura Tierney (ER), Vicki Lewis (Three Sisters), Joe Rogan (Fear Factor), Khandi Alexander (ER), Phil Hartman (Saturday Night Live) and Jon Lovitz (Saturday Night Live), NewsRadio delivers tons of laughs in this 12-disc set featuring all 97 episodes of the series. Bonus material includes hilarious commentary tracks (some of the best I've ever heard), blooper reels, filmographies, featurettes, and more. The only downside is the packaging; the discs are on a plastic hub. but on the bright side it's only $59.95 (SRP) for the complete series. There's no reason to buy this if you already have the season sets, but it offers fans an opportunity to buy the entire series for a cheap price if you don't already have it in your collection.
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Not so long ago, Joe Rogan was talking people into eating bugs and jumping out of planes as the host of Fear Factor. Since then, he's returned to his stand-up comedy roots with the CD Shiny Happy Jihad (released April 10) and a new Showtime special airing tonight at 9 pm/ET. He's also been no stranger to confrontation — serving as a color commentator on Spike TV's broadcasts of UFC bouts and advocating a crackdown on comedians he believes plagiarize material. TVGuide.com spoke with the candid comic and, well, got an earful.
TVGuide.com: Your Joe Rogan: Live special starts off with a microbiological metaphor for Los Angeles, and you deal with existential issues throughout. It's not quite what you'd expect from a guy who hosted