'Double Dare' Series Premiere: EP Calls Revival 'Bigger' & 'Messier'
We dare you not to love this revival of the trivia and sloppy-stunt classic Double Dare.
The family game show, which ran on Nickelodeon from 1986 to 1993 (and had a brief return with Double Dare 2000), has at last resurrected its human-size hamster wheel and enormous runny nose.
Who can fill original host Steve's shoes?
“The obstacles are going to be a little bit bigger, the physical challenges a bit messier, but the overall show remains the same,” says original host Marc Summers, who now serves as executive producer and color commentator.
Taking over as host: YouTube personality Liza Koshy. “I drink a lot of coffee,” Koshy, who’s also an exec producer, warns, “so a lot of energy is going to happen.”
Schneider helped launch the careers of Kenan Thompson, Amanda Bynes, Ariana Grande, and more.
The network’s signature green slime has evolved too. Its decades-old secret recipe of vanilla pudding, applesauce and green food coloring is now “a whole other deal,” Summers says. “They wouldn’t tell me!”
Double Dare, Series Premiere, Monday, June 25, 8/7c, Nickelodeon
This article also appeared in the June 25 - July 8 issue of TV Guide Magazine.