No show was like Double Dare, with slime-filled obstacle courses and giant fake noses filled with flags for contestants to find. Nickelodeon is bringing back the former kids’ show this summer, with new challenges and classic courses.
“Double Dare” is scheduled to return this summer with 40 brand-new episodes, giving a new generation of fans the chance to compete in the messiest and most physically challenging competition of their lives. With Double Dare remaining an iconic touchstone for its original millennial audiences, the new version will feature the gameplay and challenges they remember, as well as appearances from former and current stars.
Double Dare features two teams competing to win prizes by answering cultural trivia questions, completing messy, physical stunts and ultimately facing the infamous obstacle course–the human hamster wheel; the classic gigantic mouth; the wringer; and of course the iconic Double Dare nose.
It’s been a while since the original series first aired on the network, Double Dare premiered on October 6, 1986 and ran on the network through 1993. The show is still the network’s longest running game show. Shortly after its debut, Double Dare became one of the most popular original daily programs on cable television. The series went into syndication in 1988, and was later revamped as Super Sloppy Double Dare in 1989. The show also ran on broadcast television as Family Double Dare in 1988, followed by new versions on Nick, including Double Dare 2000.
The network stopped short of confirming an actual premiere date for the new series, and we still don’t know who the host will be, but more information is expected to be released over the next few weeks. Nickelodeon also released a promotional video for the upcoming reboot, fans can watch the video below.