Double Dare Special Airs Thanksgiving Weekend Alongside Legends
of the Hidden TempleTV Movie
NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
On your mark, get set, go! In celebration of the 30th anniversary year
of Double Dare, which originally launched this day, Oct. 6, 1986,
Nickelodeon will reunite original host Marc Summers with his beloved
announcer Harvey and right-hand woman Robin, for a brand-new
commemorative special premiering Wednesday, Nov. 23, at 9 p.m. (ET/PT)
on Nick at Nite. Featuring vintage footage, behind-the-scenes content
and messy new games taped this year, the half-hour special will let fans
revisit their favorite game show from their childhood. The special will
encore at 10 p.m. (ET/PT) on Nickelodeon's The Splat, the network's
programming block dedicated to Nick's legendary library of hits from the
‘90s and 2000s.
"Double Dare was the show for a particular generation," said
Summers. "For the kids of the ‘80s and ‘90s, they laughed and learned,
and got messy in the process. Thirty years later, I believe it's still
the gold standard."
Double Dare originally aired from 1986-1993 on Nickelodeon,
making it the network's longest running game show. Hosted by Summers,
the series consisted of two-member teams of kids competing to win cash
and prizes by answering trivia questions, completing messy, physical
challenges and facing the infamous obstacle course.
The Double Dare special will kick off a holiday weekend that also
includes the premiere of Legends of the Hidden Temple, an
original TV movie inspired by the ‘90s game show of the same name, on
Saturday, Nov. 26, at 8 p.m. (ET/PT). The new action-adventure TV movie
follows three siblings who break away from a lackluster tour in a
jungle, finding themselves immersed in a high-stakes adventure comprised
of obstacles that they must complete in order to escape alive. The TV
movie will feature many elements from the original game show including:
Olmec, the legendary talking head; The Steps of Knowledge, the entrance
to the temple and launching pad for the mission; and appearances from a
green monkey, red jaguar, and silver snakes, among others.
Nickelodeon, now in its 37th year, is the number-one
entertainment brand for kids. It has built a diverse, global business by
putting kids first in everything it does. The company includes
television programming and production in the United States and around
the world, plus consumer products, online, recreation, books and feature
films. Nickelodeon's U.S. television network is seen in more than
90 million households and has been the number-one-rated basic cable
network for 20 consecutive years. For more information or artwork, visit http://www.nickpress.com.
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