Saturday, August 18, 2018

Nickelodeon Australia and New Zealand to Premiere 'Double Dare' on Monday 3rd September 2018

Original Nickelodeon Australia and New Zealand Press Release:


Double Dare starts Monday, 3rd September and will run for 2 weeks, Monday to Friday at 6pm AEST, on Nickelodeon.

Sydney, 13 August, 2018­ – 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.

Digital creator and actress Liza Koshy, with over 15 million YouTube followers, is the host the brand-new version of Double Dare, with the original US series host Marc Summers returning to give commentary on the challenges and lending his vast knowledge of the game and expertise to each episode.

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 (Foxtel channel 701, Fetch channel 146) for 2 weeks at 6pm starting Monday, 3rd September.

Double Dare is also available on Nick Play, download the free app from the Apple Store and Google Play.


In additional news, Liza Koshy will be a featured creator at VidCon Australia 2018!

Originally published: Friday, August 17, 2018.

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