It is Double Dare time. The iconic Nickelodeon game show is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year, and Nickelodeon is paying tribute to the series by bringing it back for a special one-day event at San Diego Comic Con later this month.
TV Line reported that there will be a live game show held on July 22 to celebrate the anniversary, and it will feature several of the activities that were a part of the game show. Remember the Double Dare nose, everyone?
In addition to the live event, viewers will also be able to see classic episodes of Double Dare during Double Dare Week on Nickelodeon. That will kick off on July 25.
Marc Summers, the man that hosted the game show since the beginning, will be on hand to host both the live event and the week of episodes airing on Nickelodeon. The live event will be streamed live on Facebook for those not in San Diego.
Find out more about the Double Dare fun in the press release below:
Nickelodeon’s The Splat–the network’s programming block dedicated to Nick’s legendary library of hits from the ’90s and 2000s–will salute the 30th anniversary of Double Dare by bringing back original host Marc Summers for the first time in 16 years for a special live edition of the iconic game show on Friday, July 22, during Comic-Con International: San Diego 2016.
Streamed on Facebook Live from the The Splat’s Facebook page beginning at 9:30 p.m. (PT), fans can watch the red and blue teams test their trivia knowledge and compete in a host of physical challenges including the Wringer, Down the Hatch, the Human Hamster Wheel and the Double Dare Nose from the legendary obstacle course. The Splat will also feature behind-the-scenes photos and Q&As with Summers on its social media platforms including Twitter and Snapchat throughout the night.
The Splat will keep the celebration going on air with Double Dare Week, hosted by Summers, beginning Monday, July 25, on TeenNick at 10 p.m. (ET/PT). The programming lineup will feature brand-new Double Dare game interstitials, exclusive Snapchat photos from the live event, the most memorable moments from the game show and episodes from the original series, Family Double Dare, and Double Dare 2000.
At Comic-Con International: San Diego 2016, attendees will have the opportunity to meet Summers at a signing and take photos with the Double Dare Nose at Nickelodeon’s booth (#4113) on the convention floor. Nickelodeon and The Splat are blasting open the vaults for a slime-tastic, immersive experience at this year’s event, paying tribute to some of its most memorable shows and popular characters with activations, games, panels, talent signings and interactive design elements featuring: Legends of the Hidden Temple, Hey Arnold!, Rugrats, Aaahh!!! Real Monsters, CatDog, Rocko’s Modern Life, and Invader Zim, among many others.
Double Dare originally aired from 1986-1993 on Nickelodeon, making it the network’s longest running game show. Hosted by Summers, the series consisted of two-member teams of kids competing to win cash and prizes by answering trivia questions, completing messy, physical challenges and facing the infamous obstacle course. Double Dare will celebrate its 30th anniversary on Oct. 6 this year.
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