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Posted Monday 7/09/18 at 1:29PM EDT
Double Dare revival sparks trademark dispute
Viacom let its classic game show's trademark expire in 2001 and 2002, which allowed a man with a history of squatting on classic kids' show titles to obtain the trademark to Double Dare earlier this year. Now Viacom is suing to get a judge to declare that Double Dare belongs to Nickelodeon.
Posted Wednesday 6/27/18 at 9:42PM EDT
Double Dare reboot does an excellent job of balancing the old and new
Source: reality blurred
The way the Nickelodeon revival uses original host Marc Summers is perfect because he gets a lot of screen time without interfering with new host Liza Koshy's job.
Posted Monday 6/25/18 at 6:54PM EDT
Marc Summers hopes the Double Dare reboot leads to parents bonding with their kids
The former Double Dare host, who will serve as the announcer when the classic kids' game show returns tonight, says: “What we have now is a situation where — maybe for the first time in Nickelodeon’s history — parents who grew up watching Nickelodeon programming have kids the same age they were when they started watching Nickelodeon. And I think it is a bonding and sharing experience.”
Posted Monday 6/25/18 at 1:35PM EDT
Kenan Thompson and Kel Mitchell to compete on a special Double Dare episode
Source: Entertainment Weekly
Fellow All That alum Lori Beth Denberg will also join the former Kenan & Kel stars on Double Dare, which returns today with new host Liza Koshy. “I am so excited to be playing on Double Dare and for whole new generation of kids to experience this iconic game show,” says Mitchell. “This episode will be double special because Kenan and I will be playing against each other and we are both huge fans of Double Dare! I can’t wait to see the super talented Liza Koshy rock it as the new host!”
Posted Friday 6/08/18 at 2:52PM EDT
Check out pictures of the Double Dare revival
The Tank, Sundae Slide, Blue Plate Special, and The Wringer are among the original obstacles that will be part of Nickelodeon's Liza Koshy-hosted reboot that premieres on June 25.
Posted Thursday 5/24/18 at 4:10AM EDT
Marc Summers feels obligated to thank Roseanne and Will & Grace for Nickelodeon's Double Dare reboot
"For whatever reasons, I’ve always been surgically attached to the program and the format," says Summers, who will return to the rebooted game show as its narrator. "You mention Double Dare and fortunately, the next words out of their mouths is Marc Summers, which is pretty darn cool." He adds that he expects the Double Dare revival to be a hit because of its escapism. "The world’s kind of crazy, and people want to go back to their past when things were a little more fluff," he says. "Today, there’s so many alarms that pop up on television, and then there’s a little thing that didn’t exist when we first launched: the Internet. The access that kids have is totally insane."
Posted Tuesday 5/22/18 at 1:13PM EDT
Double Dare announces new host Liza Koshy and confirms Marc Summers' involvement
Source: E! Online
Koshy, an actress and "digital creator," will succeed Summers as host of the classic Nickelodeon game show when it's rebooted this summer. Summers will be part of the show by offering color commentary and lending his knowledge of the game to each episode. "It's an honor to be a part of this reboot," Summers said in a statement. "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," added Koshy.
Posted Tuesday 5/22/18 at 6:12AM EDT
Marc Summers is set to return for Nickelodeon's Double Dare reboot, but not as host
The original Double Dare host will serve as an executive producer on the rebooted kids' game show and he'll have an on-camera role, according to TMZ. But he won't be the host. TMZ says Summers was a "quick hire" after the reboot announcement was made. Summers hasn't confirmed his involvement, but he teased an upcoming Double Dare announcement in a tweet on Saturday.
Posted Wednesday 4/25/18 at 1:14PM EDT
Nickelodeon is reviving Double Dare this summer
Source: The Hollywood Reporter
The classic kids game show, which originally aired with host Marc Summers from 1986 to 1993, is returning to the cable network this summer with 40 new episodes. However, it appears that Summers won't be back as host. Nickelodeon said in its announcement that the reboot will "feature appearances from blasts from the past, longtime Double Dare fans and stars from today." In 2016, Summers returned for a Double Dare 30th-anniversary special. Double Dare is the latest Nickelodeon revival series, coming one month after the announcement of a Blues Clues reboot. ALSO: Marc Summers has an "Isn't this interesting" response to the revival.
Posted Friday 1/12/18 at 5:54AM EST
John Cena’s new Nickelodeon game show could be described as the “anti-Double Dare”
Source: The A.V. Club
The Cena-hosted Keep It Spotless is a show about staying clean while “competing in a variety of physical and paint-filled challenges.”
Posted Monday 12/18/17 at 11:28AM EST
Marc Summers evacuated his Santa Barbara home with 1,000 tapes of his past TV work
The former Double Dare host says he packed up numerous valuables a week ago as the Thomas Fire came close to his property in the Santa Barbara mountains. ALSO: Rob Lowe fed firefighters battling the Thomas Fire.