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Nickelodeon to Revive Game Show ‘Double Dare’

40 New Episodes Ordered

Nickelodeon is bringing back the original kids’ game show “Double Dare” this summer with 40 new episodes, giving a new generation of fans the chance to compete in the messiest and most physically challenging competition of their lives. The new version will feature the gameplay and challenges fans remember, as well as appearances from blasts from the past and stars from today. 
 
The logline: “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. 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.”

Written by Marc Berman

Marc Berman

Marc Berman has been writing professionally since 1999 and is the author of the “Mr. Television” for Campaign US (www.campaignlive.com). Most recently, Berman was the creator and Editor-in-Chief of website and newsletter TV Media Insights for Cross MediaWorks. From 1999-2011, he was the Senior Editor for Mediaweek and has also written for The New York Daily News, Variety, The Hollywood Reporter and Emmy Magazine, among others. Berman has also appeared on “Entertainment Tonight,” “Extra,” “Access Hollywood,” “Inside Edition,” “The CBS Evening News,” E!, CNN, CNBC, Fox News and MSNBC.

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