'Double Dare' Taps Liza Koshy as Host, Brings Back Marc Summers in New Role - NBC10 Boston

'Double Dare' Taps Liza Koshy as Host, Brings Back Marc Summers in New Role

Summers, the original host, will give color commentary on the challenges

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    'Double Dare' Taps Liza Koshy as Host, Brings Back Marc Summers in New Role
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    Actress Liza Koshy, left, has been tapped to host the reboot of Nickelodeon's "Double Dare. Former host Marc Summers will also return to the popular 90s show in a new role.

    "Double Dare" without Marc Summers?

    Nickelodeon officially announced the host for the new "Double Dare," Liza Koshy, and while it's not Summers, he's certainly involved in the festivities.

    Actress and digital creator Koshy takes over the host duties when the series returns Monday, June 25 at 8 p.m. ET on Nickelodeon.

    "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," Koshy said.

    Summers, the original host, will give color commentary on the challenges. He'll lend his knowledge of the game and expertise to each episode.

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    "I can't think of many shows like 'Double Dare' that have the ability to bond people together — those who grew up watching the original series can now pass along their love for this game show to today's kids. It's an honor to be a part of this reboot," Summers said in a statement.

    For those not familiar with the slime-fest, "Double Dare" features two teams competing to win prizes by answering trivia questions and competing in physical challenges. The winning team then goes on to a legendary obstacle course, including the human hamster wheel, the classic giant mouth and the "Double Dare" nose. The series debuted more than 30 years ago on October 6, 1986. It ran until 1993. There were other versions too, including "Family Double Dare" and a "Double Dare 2000."

    "Double Dare" is just the latest revival from Nickelodeon. They network already aired "Hey Arnold!," "The Jungle Movie" and is at work on "Rocko's Modern Life" and "Invader Zim" projects. "Legends of the Hidden Temple," another classic 1990s Nickelodeon game show, was also brought back, but as a scripted TV movie.