Luda’s Fear Factor Premiere Scores High Ratings For MTV – Tha Wire
Today in Tha Wire Christopher Bridges, better known as Hip Hop superstar/actor Ludacris, has already made his mark on radio, claimed his spot in rap history and furiously took over the world of acting, and now he's looking help people conquer their fears on TV. Luda’s the executive producer and the new host of an old TV favorite, Fear Factor.
— Fear Factor (@FearFactor) June 2, 2017
The Atlanta MC hooked-up with MTV for the series reboot, and says he's feeling pretty good about the shows future. Prior the premiere, back in April the rapper/actor said of the series, “I am excited to kick off my partnership with MTV, starting with the relaunch of Fear Factor, which will be even more insane and ludicrous than what you remember. Adding, “This will be the first of many great projects together.”
Deadline reports it so far, so good. Fear Factor debuted May 30, 2017 and Luda scored a big "W", giving MTV their highest ratings for a premiere in two years with 936,000 viewers. Face your fears and see what poppin with Luda and his new show, on MTV every Tuesday at 9 p.m. CT. Below is a look of some of the episodes.
In other news Ludacris isn't the only rapper or actor producing TV shows these days. King of The South, T.I. and comedy movie star Kevin Hart, will join forces with Lionsgate TV to produce a music-themed sitcom for Showtime called, The Studio. Everybody Hates Chris writer, Aeysha Carr, developed the script for the sitcom which chronicles what really goes down in recording studios.
Get the goods on all the antics, convos, and late-night hook-ups in an office space, where very little work gets down. With Tip and Hart at the helm, fans can expect the new series to be hella funny. They can also expect the two stars make occasional guest appearances as well. This isn't the first time the longtime friends have crossed paths on camera. Together the two are hilarious, as seen in the 2015 flick, Get Hard, starring Will Ferrell. Peep the video below where Tip talks to XXL about how he landed his role in the film.
Of course Tip and Hart appeared in Ride Along 2 together as well. They also paired up on a track for the movie soundtrack, featuring Kev's rap alias Chocolate Droppa. The joint Baller Alert, and below is a funny skit where Droppa is laying down the law to Tip. Enjoy!.
Can't wait to see their new sitcom. Not sure when it's air, but as always soon as I get the scoop I'll break you off with the skinny. For all things entertainment get the 411 with Tha Wire, on The People's Station 107 Jamz.