NBC’s reviled–and popular–bug-eating show “Fear Factor” is gearing up for its return, and a key puzzle piece is in place, TVGuide.com reports. Joe Rogan has been tapped to return as host.
As we reported early this month, Rogan has been in talks to return to the show after hosting its original run from 2001 to 2006.
"It seems like some sort of bizarro dream world. But I’m looking forward to it,” Rogan said. “The idea of sitting at home and watching someone else host it would have driven me crazy."
NBC has ordered eight episodes of the show, which could be ready to air as early as September, the article says.
Said "Fear Factor" executive producer Matt Kunitz on Rogan’s return: "This makes me 100 percent relieved. Part of the nostalgia of the show coming back is Joe Rogan. Joe is a guy’s guy, but women like him as well."