Nickelodeon has tapped a host to help reboot Double Dare for a new generation. The network announced on Tuesday that Liza Koshy, best known for her YouTube videos and Instagram presence, will take over hosting duties. Koshy will get some help from a familiar face: Marc Summers, who hosted Double Dare from 1986-1993, will return as a color commentator.
The broadcast team will preside over the new episodes of Double Dare, which are set premiere on Monday, June 25th at 8:00 p.m. ET on Nickelodeon. The revival takes on the classic Double Dare format with two teams answering trivia questions, bracing slimy stunts, and taking on the obstacle course, which includes the boogery Double Dare nose.
In a statement, Koshy said: “This is a dream that I have been dreaming to live! From watching Double Dare to hosting it!? I am ready for a summer of slime and nose picking.”
Fans will get a chance to live their Double Dare dream this summer as well. The network is bringing the show out of the studio and into the wild at VidCon in Anaheim, Calif. and at Nickelodeon Universe at Mall of America in Minneapolis for fans to watch and participate in person.
Double Dare was the longest-running game show in Nickelodeon history, running from 1986-1993. The show returned with Double Dare 2000 from January through November 2000 hosted by Jason Harris.
Nickelodeon had a rich history with kids game shows through its first two decades with kid-favorite shows Legends of The Hidden Temple, Figure It Out, and after school special Slime Time Live. The Double Dare revival is the latest Nickelodeon property to make a comeback in recent years; Hey Arnold returned for a TV movie in 2017, and Rocko’s Modern Life and Invader Zim will get the same treatment in 2018.