UFC announcer Joe Rogan has signed on to host NBC’s revival of Fear Factor, which he hosted from 2001-2006.
“It doesn’t seem real,” Rogan told 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 show, which will begin production in June and may air as soon as September. The format of the show will remain relatively the same, however will be shot in high-definition and will incorporate social networking.
“This show is tailor-made for me,” said Rogan. “Once it was a reality, I got really fired up about it.
“It seems so strange that a show could be off the air for five years and come back.”