NBC's gross-out game show "Fear Factor" returns to the network's Monday lineup tonight, and host Joe Rogan is glad to be there when it does. “I’d be bummed out if somebody else was doing it,” Rogan told The New York Daily News, “especially if they were sh***y at it. It would be really weird to see someone else doing it.”

The first of eight new episodes will follow a similar format of the original series, which went off the air in 2006. It starts with a physical stunt, followed by a gross-out competition and then a take-all-the-money round.

Rogan, who is teaming up again with executive producers Matt Kunitz and David Hurwitz, said his job on the show is to coach contestants to go to the edge of their limits. “A lot of competing is being able to push yourself,” he says. “The pushing yourself, like physically running up this hill or fight this guy, even though it seems different from eat this bug, a lot of competition is mental.”

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  • Matthew Zingg
    Matthew Zingg on

    This is great! The insect filled danishes alone are worth fifty Emmys.

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