March 19, 2012 5:05pm PT by Sophie Schillaci
'Rob Dyrdek's Fantasy Factory' Preview: Go Inside the Show's Wild and Crazy Headquarters (Video)
Three months after Rob Dyrdek’s Ridiculousness finished out its first season, MTV’s resident jokester and professional skateboarder is back for a fifth season of Rob Dyrdek’s Fantasy Factory.
The hit series premieres on Monday, March 19 at 10 p.m., ushering in another season of unbelievable antics and wild escapades from Dyrdek and his crew. Among the highlights of season 5: A record-setting car kick flip, a Jackass-inspired stunt -- complete with a Johnny Knoxville guest appearance -- and a wedding.
“It’s a very magical season of television,” Dyrdek told The Hollywood Reporter.
THR went inside the mysterious and awe-inspiring Fantasy Factory, out of which Dyrdek Enterprises Inc. operates in downtown Los Angeles. Dyrdek walked THR’s cameras through the warehouse, providing an intimate look at the building’s most notable attributes. Between multiple basketball hoops, a giant foam pit, ramps, rails and the world’s largest skateboard, the Factory gives new meaning to the phrase, “work hard, play hard.”
“You would think all day long, no one does anything but jumping into foam pits and whipping go-karts around and flying around,” Dyrdek said. “For the most part, that’s probably correct. But the truth of the matter is, when the cameras are turned off, it’s work in here all day, every day.”
MTV is giving viewers a double dose of Dyrdek this season, airing two new back-to-back episodes each week. Last season, Fantasy Factory delivered its best viewership, bringing in an average of 1.2 million total viewers every week.
Get an inside look at the Fantasy Factory in the video clip above.