"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.
"I enjoyed the money, but I didn't enjoy doing the show," Rogan told The Denver Post in 2008. "It was boring, and after a while, it was mindless. It's not something I would look forward to, but it was a great paycheck."
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