Double Dare Is Returning To Nickelodeon, Things Will Get Sloppy
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During the late '80s and early '90s, Nickelodeon was home to some of the best game shows for kids on television, and during that time, the premiere game show was none other than Double Dare. Now, the network has announced that brand-new episodes are coming this summer.
Revealed on the Nickelodeon YouTube, the two-minute video is a montage of moments from the original series, as well as a quick statement that the show will return "this summer." You can see the video for yourself below, which features a lot of the original host, Marc Summers.
Double Dare was a game show that combined sloppy physical challenges with trivia. The show was primarily known for its outrageous physical challenges and the final obstacle course, which contained elements like a gigantic hamster wheel contestants had to run inside or the challenge of finding a hidden orange flag inside a gigantic prop nose which was filled with a viscous green material.
Sadly, former Double Dare host Marc Summers will not be returning, according to Entertainment Weekly. It's no secret that Summers had his own problems hosting the original series, as he has obsessive compulsive disorder, which he kept hidden during the filming of the series. A new host is expected to be announced soon.
In 2016, Summers returned for a 30th anniversary special for Double Dare which aired on Nick at Nite. It combined moments from the original series, behind-the-scenes footage, and a game featuring the cast of the '90s Nick show All That and was filmed at San Diego Comic Con.