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Nickelodeon Is Bringing Back 'Double Dare' For A Brand-New Series! [Updated]

Original Nickelodeon USA Press Release via Business Wire:

It’s Time to “Answer That Question, or Take the Physical Challenge,” as Nickelodeon Brings Back Double Dare in Brand-New Series!

Double Dare Returns This Summer for a New Generation of Trivia, Stunts, Wringers, Hamster Wheels and Nose Picking

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April 25, 2018 12:19 PM Eastern Daylight Time

BURBANK, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nickelodeon is bringing back the original kids’ game show Double Dare 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 blasts from the past and stars from today.

Double Dare features two teams competing to win prizes by answering brain-bending trivia questions, completing messy, physical stunts and ultimately facing the infamous obstacle course--the human hamster wheel; the classic gigantic mouth; the wringer; and the iconic Double Dare nose.

Double Dare premiered on Oct. 6, 1986, on Nickelodeon, and ran from 1986-1993, making it 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.

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Updates: reports that, while most components and some past contestants will be returning for the Double Dare reboot, original host Marc Summers won’t, as a new emcee is expected to be named soon.

To get fans excited Double Dare “will spill off of the screen and into the real world this summer” with “a series of location-based live experiences” that will let guests actually play some games. There are already events planned at Vidcon 2018 in Anaheim, and at the Nickelodeon Universe at Mall of America in Minnesota.

Update (4/28): In a reply to a request for comment, Summers said to "stand by" for "some good news to come," but did not elaborate, reports The Morning Call.

Update (5/2): When asked by Daily Blast Live if he'll be returning to host the new Double Dare, Marc Summers replied: "I have nothing to say at this point, but stay tuned is all I can tell you!" Watch Daily Blast Live with the Nickelodeon legend here!

Update (5/20): Nickelodeon has announced in a promo that Nick USA will start to premiere and show the networks brand-new Double Dare revival in June 2018!

Mysticart Pictures are now seeking new contestants as well as contestants who appeared on previous versions of Double Dare who would like to take part and win awesome prizes on Nickelodeon's Double Dare reboot! Click here to find out more!

Which obstacle would you most like to tackle? I double dare you to tell me in the comments below!

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Originally published: Wednesday, April 25, 2018.

H/T: Huge thanks to @PinkiePie97 and @TVShowsFan for the updates!
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