Hans van Riet, a award-winning Multi Camera Live Television Director and the Director of Nickelodeon’s brand-new Double Dare revival, has announced the news on his official website that, to celebrate one of the biggest television events of the year, Super Bowl LIII, Nickelodeon will be taping a Double Dare Super Bowl, featuring two teams consisting of Nickelodeon stars, NFL players and a child contestant, which is slated to air on Super Bowl Sunday on Sunday, 3 February, 2019!
Update (1/12/2019): Nickelodeon USA will premiere the Double Dare Super Bowl special on Sunday, 3 February, 2019 at 12:00pm ET/PT across Nick, Nicktoons and TeenNick, similar to what Nick has done the past 2 years with Superstar Slime Showdown specials! Following the special, Nickelodeon will finally debut the much-delayed third season of Crashletes straight after!
Update (12/10): Marc Summers has confirmed on Twitter that Nickelodeon will be filming brand-new episodes of Double Dare in February and March 2019!
Inspired by Nickelodeon’s iconic ’80s game show of the same name, the new Double Dare TV series is hosted by digital creator and actress Liza Koshy, with original host Marc Summers providing color commentary on the challenges and lending his vast knowledge of the game and expertise to each episode, and sees a new generation of fans compete in the messiest and most physically challenging competition of their lives. The brand-new Double Dare series premiered this summer and ranks in the top three shows with Kids 6-11 on all TV. The series attracted an average of 1.4 million viewers during its premiere week—making it the most-viewed series on kids’ TV this year.
In an indication of the reboot’s multi-generational appeal, Double Dare ranked number one in its timeslot among kids and teens between ages 2 and 14 on both impressions and share, and the Monday, June 25th premiere was Nick’s best series launch among adults 18-49 in more than five years, according to Nielsen.
Nickelodeon’s Double Dare reboot has inspired a spin-off Double Dare Facebook Messenger game, in which players at home can answer answer mind-boggling trivia questions based on a variety of topics, like technology and history, against their friends or other players around the world to win points. Players can Double Dare their opponents to win even more points, or go ahead and take the physical challenge. Users can also keep track of who’s on top via the game’s leaderboard.
The series has also inspired a Double Dare Live tour of the US, which kicked off this fall.
The original Double Dare premiered on Oct. 6, 1986, on Nickelodeon, and ran from 1986-1993, making it the network’s longest running game show. Marc Summers served as the show’s original host from 1986-1993. Shortly after its debut, Double Dare became one of the most popular original daily programs on cable television. The series went into syndication in 1988, and was later revived as Super Sloppy Double Dare in 1989. The show also ran on broadcast television as Family Double Dare in 1988, followed by new versions on Nick, including Double Dare 2000. The US version inspired localised series in the UK (on the BBC) and Australia.
Originally published: Tuesday, November 27, 2018.
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