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Joe Rogan Signs On To Host 'Fear Factor' Revival

Joe Rogan's coming home. The comedian is returning to 'Fear Factor' as host of the revived NBC reality series. "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." The reborn 'Fear Factor' will get eight episodes that might hit the Peacock's schedule as soon as September. When the 'Fear Factor' news broke early June 2011, Rogan was high on the list of potential hosts, but the deal was nowhere near closed. "We wouldn't want to do this show without Joe," Matt Kunitz, 'Fear Factor' executive producer, said. "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." After 'Fear Factor' went off the air the first time, Rogan had harsh words about his time on the series.

'Fear Factor' returning to NBC

Do you miss watching people eat gross things on television for money? If you do, we've got some good news for you.NBC is reviving its reality action show "Fear Factor," EW reports. Paul Telegdy, head of NBC's alternative programming, said the network thought of the idea after seeing the show's repeats draw high ratings on its sister cable channel Chiller.Telegdy tells EW, "No one has come close to doing what they've done on that show. You go back and they've stood the test of time. It always had this incredible spectacle to it.""Fear Factor" debuted in 2001 and ran for five years on the peacock network. Telegdy says the reboot will be even bigger than the original. "The stunt and camera technologies have evolved since then, we're going to be able to make it even bigger," he explains. "We're going to make it more visually arresting."Joe Rogan hosted the original show, but it's not yet...