In the fall of 2016, Nickelodeon aired a special for the 30th anniversary of Double Dare. At the time, a Nickelodeon executive told me the special’s ratings would “decide the fate” of the show, but the idea then was that the show would return with Marc Summers as host.
A year and a half later, Nickelodeon has finally announced that it’s bringing the series back, with 40 episodes that will begin airing this summer.
The announcement says that “the new version will feature the gameplay and challenges they remember, as well as appearances from blasts from the past and stars from today.”
It does, however, not say who will be hosting. Marc tweeted a link to the press release and added, “Isn’t this interesting ???”
Since the release has no other details, my assumption is that the network is working to sign Marc—and perhaps the other familiar faces, including Robin and announcer John Harvey?—and will announce that once those deals are done.
I really hope Marc will return to host, because I can’t quite imagine it without him. Okay, I can imagine it, because I saw Double Dare 2000, and no thank you.
Marc has been hosting “a new bar game show” this week; Marc Summers’ Throwback Trivia is described as “combining a few of your favorite things: drinking, pop culture trivia from your childhood, and an awesome night out with friends.” (It has a hilarious teaser trailer.)