Fans of the beloved Nickelodeon game show Double Dare are in for a treat this summer. The iconic quiz show with a slimy twist will be revived for one special night at this year’s Comic-Con in San Diego.
The show will be live and once again hosted by Marc Summers on Friday, July 22 at 9:30 p.m. ET. Fans will be able to tune into the show on The Splat’s Facebook page.
Double Dare is the longest running game show in the history of the network, and it will celebrate its 30th anniversary later this year on Oct. 6. The show’s original run lasted from 1986-1993, and aired its final episode in 2000.
This one-night reboot promises to bask in the glory of the original show. Contestants will compete in the traditional red and blue teams and deal with classic psychical challenge such as Down the Hatch, the Wringer, the Human Hamster Wheel, and the legendary Double Dare Nose.
Nickelodeon’s dip into their early 90’s heyday does not stop on July 22. The following Monday, July 25, TeenNick will put on an entire week of Double Dare remembrance and celebration, once again hosted by Summers.
The line-up features flashbacks, new Double Dare interstitial moments, coverage of the Comic-Con event, and episodes from all three iterations of the game show (Double Dare, Family Double Dare, and Double Dare 2000).
The reminiscence of early 90’s Nickelodeon programming does not stop there, either. If the return of Double Dare is not enough to satiate your nostalgia, you are in luck. The network has a litany of events planned to celebrate its early programming triumphs.
In addition to its daily floor booth activities, the network is plotting a 25-year retrospective of Nickelodeon animation panel for Thursday, July 21 (featuring Hey Arnold! creator Craig Bartlett, Invader Zim’s Jhonen Vasquez, The Fairly OddParents’ Butch Hartman, and Rugrats’ Arlene Klasky); a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles panel on July 22; a women in animation panel celebrating pioneering female cartoon creators on July 22; and a Back to the ‘90s reunion panel featuring the casts of All That and Legends of the Hidden Temple on July 23.