Nickelodeon orders Double Dare revival

In a further nod to nostalgia-driven programming, Nickelodeon has greenlit a new version of its longest-running original kids game show.
April 26, 2018

In another example of nostalgia-driven programming, Nickelodeon is bringing back an all-new version of its classic kids game show Double Dare.

Set to bow this summer, each series episode will see two teams compete to win prizes by answering trivia questions, mastering messy, physical stunts and battling it out on the show’s infamous obstacle course featuring the same human hamster wheel, classic gigantic mouth, wringer, and iconic Double Dare nose from the original series.

The show announcement follows a commemorative Double Dare special that premiered on Nickelodeon in November 2016. The special marked the 30th anniversary of the show and reunited original host Marc Summers with popular announcer John Harvey and right-hand woman Robin Russo. Nick has yet to announce the host of the updated Double Dare series.

Double Dare originally ran from 1986 to 1993 and shortly after its debut became one of the most popular original daily programs on cable television. The show was revamped as Super Sloppy Double Dare in 1989 and also ran on broadcast television as Family Double Dare in 1988, followed by new versions on Nick, including Double Dare 2000.

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