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Joe Rogan returns to Fear Factor

In a move that I hope will remind certain people that Joe Rogan ain’t your grandpappy’s sports announcer, he’ll once again be feeding people sheep balls and horse rectums on the reboot of Fear Factor:

Joe Rogan is coming back to NBC’s rebooted “Fear Factor,” which could return to the air in the fall after a five-year hiatus.

Rogan’s rehiring was first reported by TV Guide. Eight episodes of the stunt show will be shot, with two of them being two-hour specials.

“Fear Factor” executive producer Matt Kunitz has said the reboot will embrace technology in a way that the earlier incarnation was unable to.

“Fear Factor” premiered on the network in summer 2001 and ran for six cycles with Rogan overseeing a grim procession of gross-out contests. The series was pulled during its revamped sixth season in 2006 when it struggled in head-to-head competition with Fox’s “American Idol.” During its NBC run, “Fear Factor” averaged 11.5 million viewers.

You read that? Fear Factor only died the first time around because it went head to head with American fucking Idol. If it wasn’t for America’s love of British twats and vapid singers, people might still be rolling around in dogshit for cash today.

Even with the cancellation, reruns of the show did so well that it’s now being brought back from the dead. Sure, you could say this is just another example of how devoid of creativity NBC is – they’re the same network that dragged American Gladiators out of it’s 90’s tomb, after all. But as far as I’m concerned, any show that features people doing disgusting stuff for money is a win for me. Which is why I was so sad all the networks passed up on my show idea “Let Me Poop In Your Mouth For 6 Dollars.” Oh well, I’m still confident the Japanese will pick it up.

Oh, for those of you afraid that Joe will abandon his current, cooler projects so he can do this, here’s his response on twitter:

To answer all the questions, I’ll NEVER quit working for the UFC and I’ll NEVER quit doing stand up and I’ll NEVER quit the podcast.

And if you’re looking for a convenient way to eat animal dicks without having to special order them from the butcher, Fear Factor Casting is already up.