'Double Dare' Series Premiere: EP Calls Revival 'Bigger' & 'Messier'

Emily Aslanian
Nickelodeon

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.

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“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.”

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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

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This article also appeared in the June 25 - July 8 issue of TV Guide Magazine.

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