Rob Dyrdek's Fantasy Factory

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Rob Dyrdek's Fantasy Factory
Rob Dyrdek's Fantasy Factory.jpg
Genre Reality
Starring
  • Chanel West Coast
  • Chris "Drama" Pfaff
  • Christopher "Big Black" Boykin
  • Rob Dyrdek
  • Scott "Big Cat" Pfaff
  • Sterling "Steelo" Brim
Theme music composer Steel Panther
Opening theme "Fantasy"
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 6
No. of episodes 64 (List of episodes)
Production
Executive producer(s)
  • Christian Duguay
  • Jeff Tremaine
  • Kristina Edwards
  • Lauren Dolgen
  • Michelle Klepper
  • Rob Dyrdek
  • Sara Cohen
  • Sara Lager
  • Shane Nickerson
Running time 22 to 24 minutes
Production company(s) Dickhouse Productions
Distributor Passion Distribution[1]
Broadcast
Original channel MTV
Picture format 480i (SDTV)
1080i (HDTV)
Original run February 8, 2009 (2009-02-08) – present (present)
Chronology
Preceded by Rob & Big
External links
Website

Rob Dyrdek's Fantasy Factory is an American reality television series that airs on MTV and debut on February 8, 2009.[2] The factory is a space for Dyrdek to manage two aspects of his life, business and pleasure. The 25,000-square-foot complex contains two distinct areas: A warehouse designed for skateboarding and an office complex. Dyrdek's cousin, Christopher "Drama" Pfaff serves as Dyrdek's assistant on the show. Christopher "Big Black" Boykin originally from Rob & Big, made his debut appearance to the Fantasy Factory beginning in the fourth season. Rashawn "Bam Bam" Davis, who co-starred with Rob, Big Black, and Drama in Rob & Big, made his first appearance in the Fantasy Factory on the third episode of Season 5. Throughout the series, several guest appearances including: Ryan Sheckler, John Mayer, Danny Way, Steve Berra, Ludacris, and Johnny Knoxville and Chris Pontius from Jackass.

On September 17, 2013, it was announced that Fantasy Factory was renewed for a sixth season,[3][4] which premiered on January 16, 2014.[5]

The sixth season was originally announced to be the final season, but in June 2014, MTV announced that Fantasy Factory would return for a seventh season.[6]

Cast[edit]

  • Rob Dyrdek (Season 1-current), Professional skateboarder, president of Dyrdek Enterprises, Street League Skateboarding, Rob Dyrdek's Wild Grinders, former star of Rob & Big and creator of Ridiculousness
  • Sterling "Steelo" Brim (Season 1-current), Friend of Rob Dyrdek and co-host with him on MTV's Ridiculousness
  • Christopher "Big Black" Boykin (Season 4-current), Rob's former bodyguard and roommate, co-star of Rob & Big
  • Chanel West Coast (Season 1-current), Fantasy Factory's receptionist, secretary, Young & Reckless model, co-host on Ridiculousness
  • Christopher "Drama" Pfaff (Season 1-current), Rob's cousin, producer, owner/creator of Young & Reckless clothing
  • Scott "Big Cat" Pfaff (Season 1-current), Drama's older brother, Rob's cousin, "Facilitator", skate technician, owner/creator of Born a Lion clothing
  • Geoff Taylor (Season 1-current), General counsel for all Dyrdek related businesses
  • Tracy Tubera (Season 1-current), The creative director for Wild Grinders, Rob's toy line and animated series
  • Tony "Blurry" Turbo (Seasons 1-3), Fantasy Factory's maintenance man; his face is pixelated
  • Jeremy Larner (Seasons 1-3), Rob Dyrdek's manager

Episodes[edit]

Season Episodes Originally aired DVD release date
Season premiere Season finale Region 1
1 12 February 15, 2009 (2009-02-15) April 26, 2009 (2009-04-26) September 1, 2009
2 9 August 27, 2009 (2009-08-27) October 22, 2009 (2009-10-22) July 6, 2010
3 12 July 12, 2010 (2010-07-12) October 4, 2010 (2010-10-04) August 9, 2011
4 10 April 4, 2011 (2011-04-04) September 19, 2011 (2011-09-19) August 28, 2012
5 12 March 19, 2012 (2012-03-19) April 23, 2012 (2012-04-23) July 24, 2012
6 9[7] January 16, 2014 (2014-01-16)[7] March 13, 2014 (2014-03-13) TBA

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hurrell, Will (July 27, 2009). "Sally Miles, Passion Distribution". Broadcast UK. Retrieved October 4, 2013. 
  2. ^ "MTV Explodes Into Sunday Nights Beginning February 8th at 9pm ET/PT". The Futon Critic (Press release). January 21, 2009. Retrieved October 4, 2013. 
  3. ^ Bibel, Sara (September 17, 2013). "'Ridiculousness' Renewed for Season 4 & 'Rob Dyrdek's Fantasy Factory' Renewed for Season 6 by MTV". TV by the Numbers. Retrieved October 4, 2013. 
  4. ^ Baysinger, Tim (September 17, 2013). "MTV Renews Rob Dyrdek's 'Ridiculousness,' 'Fantasy Factory'". Broadcasting & Cable. Retrieved October 4, 2013. 
  5. ^ Kondolojy, Amanda (November 21, 2013). "A New Year Brings an All-New Rob Dyrdek as He Takes Over Thursday Nights on MTV". TV by the Numbers (Press release). 
  6. ^ Ng, Philiana (June 25, 2014). "Rob Dyrdek Inks Multi-Year Deal at MTV, Brings Back 'Fantasy Factory' (Exclusive)". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved June 25, 2014. 
  7. ^ a b Kondolojy, Amanda (November 21, 2013). "A New Year Brings an All-New Rob Dyrdek as He Takes Over Thursday Nights on MTV". TV by the Numbers (Press release). 

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