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MTV Scares Up A Second Season Of "Fear Factor" With Ludacris

August 22, 2017 – In advance of tonight’s season finale, MTV today announced the second season greenlight for the network’s hugely successful “Fear Factor.” Ludacris is set to return as host and executive producer.  The 20-episode order of “Fear Factor” from Endemol Shine North America is slated to premiere in 2018. The “Fear Factor” finale airs tonight at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT.

“Fear Factor” delivered MTV’s highest rated series premiere in two years (P18-34) and is outperforming the new series average by +50%.  The show currently sits as the number one cable reality series on Tuesdays (P18-34) and helped deliver MTV’s best Tuesday in a year and a half.  Building on the network’s reinventions of “Fear Factor,” MTV saw June up +12% in share and +3% in ratings – the first time June was up YOY since 2011 (P18-34).

“I’m looking forward to season two of ‘Fear Factor’ and it being more ludicrous than the 1st season,” said Ludacris.  “Pun intended.”

MTV gives viewers the chance to conquer their fears head on.  Ludacris hosts the new installment, custom-created for a generation that is increasingly empowered, while also more anxious than ever.  Filled with new stunts inspired by urban legends, popular scary movies and viral videos from today’s cultural zeitgeist, “Fear Factor” contestants confront their fears, push beyond their comfort zones and take action against some of their biggest stressors.

Anthony Carbone, Kevin Wehrenberg, Rob Smith and Robin Feinberg serve as Executive Producers for Endemol Shine North America. Christopher “Ludacris” Bridges also serves as Executive Producer. Nina L. Diaz, Pamela Post and Tim Palazzola are Executive Producers for MTV.

About MTV:
MTV is a global youth culture brand inspired by music.  For more information, check out mtvpress.com. MTV is a unit of Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ: VIAB, VIA)

About Endemol Shine North America:
Endemol Shine North America delivers world-class content and compelling storytelling to multiple platforms in the U.S. and across the globe. Endemol Shine North America is part of Endemol Shine Group, the global content creator, producer and distributor with a diverse portfolio of companies that are behind some of the most prominent hit television formats and series in the world.

Its Endemol Shine Studios division develops and produces original scripted television programming in the U.S. for global exploitation and Endemol Shine Latino oversees all Spanish-language sales and development in both the U.S. and Mexico, as well as all Spanish and Portuguese-language efforts across Latin America. Subsidiary production companies include Authentic Entertainment, Truly Original, and 51 Minds Entertainment. In addition, Endemol Shine North America has a strategic partnership with Ryan Seacrest Productions.

Endemol Shine Group’s companies in North America are behind such hit series as Big Brother (CBS), Ink Master (Spike), Kingdom (AT&T Audience Network), MasterChef (FOX), MasterChef Junior (FOX), Swamp People (History), The Real Housewives of Atlanta (Bravo), T.I. & Tiny: The Family Hustle (VH1), Steve Austin’s Broken Skull Challenge (CMT), Billion Dollar Buyer (CNBC), Fear Factor (MTV), I'm Dying Up Here (Showtime) and upcoming Best.Cover.Ever. (YouTube), Page Six TV (Syndicated) and Trading Spaces (TLC).

MTV Press Contacts:
Jason Shumaker
Jason.shumaker@mtvstaff.com

Juliana Clifton
Juliana.clifton@mtvstaff.com

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