Returning: Double Dare

Revived US kids game show Double Dare returns to television next month, screening across two weeks on Nickelodeon.

The series, which originally ran from 1986-1993 including spawning 2 Australian offshoots, is hosted by actress / presenter Liza Koshy (Boo! A Madea Halloween, Total Request Live) with original US host Marc Summers giving commentary.

Nickelodeon is bringing back the original kids’ game show Double Dare, starting Monday, 3rd of September at 6pm AEST – giving a new generation of fans the chance to compete in the messiest and most physically challenging competition of their lives. With Double Dare remaining an iconic touchstone for its original millennial audiences, the new version will feature the gameplay and challenges they remember, as well as appearances from blasts from the past and stars from today.

Double Dare features two teams competing to win prizes by answering brain-bending trivia questions, completing messy, physical stunts and ultimately facing the infamous obstacle course–the human hamster wheel; the classic gigantic mouth; the wringer; and the iconic Double Dare nose.

Double Dare premiered on Oct. 6, 1986 in US, 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, which included a local series in Australia. The show was later revived in the US 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.

Double Dare will air on Nickelodeon for 2 weeks at 6pm starting Monday, 3rd September.


  1. Ten should do a local family version for 6pm weeknights. Couldn’t do worse than pointless and at least would go after a different demographic rather than everyone vying for the same one.

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