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Double Dare, the Game Show of Your Childhood, Is Getting Revived

Marc Summers, Double Dare | Photo Credits: Nickelodeon

Prepare to be slimed like it's 1989.

Nickelodeon announced Wednesday that it's reviving the iconic '80s-'90s kids' game show Double Dare. The network has ordered 40 episodes of the show, to premiere in the summer.

Originally running (with various titles like Family Double Dare and Super Slimy Double Dare) from 1986 to 1993, the Marc Summers-hosted show had families compete at trivia and physical challenges and then for the grand finale running through a messy obstacle course that culminated in pulling a slimy snot-covered flag out of a giant disembodied nose. It ruled. The revival will keep that format.

It was briefly revived in 2000 for a version called Double Dare 2000, and in 2016 Nick at Nite reunited the gang for a 30th anniversary reunion special, as well as a live edition at San Diego Comic-Con.

The revival will feature appearances from "blasts from the past" and "stars from today." Hopefully the "blasts from the past" include Danny Tamberelli, the iconic '90s Nickelodeon star from Pete & Pete, All That and Figure It Out. And it'll be really cute when grown-ups who competed on the show when they were kids return to compete with kids of their own.

In 2016, Nickelodeon sort of revived one of its other beloved '90s game shows, Legends of the Hidden Temple, for a scripted TV movie, but this is its first full-on game show reboot.

It's nostalgic, sure, but Double Dare should have never gone off the air in the first place. It should be Jeopardy.



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Bad Maggie Is a Go: Lauren Cohan to Return to The Walking Dead

Lauren Cohan, The Walking Dead | Photo Credits: Gene Page/AMC

Maggie will be entering her 14th trimester on The Walking Dead this fall.

Lauren Cohan confirmed that she will be back as the Widow Rhee for Season 9 of AMC's horror drama to Entertainment Weekly.

"I'm going back," Cohan told EW. "There's a lot more Maggie story to tell." And what can fans expect of her return? "You know we're not allowed to tell you anything, but it's good," she said.

As teased in the Season 8 finale, Maggie -- who's the leader of the Hilltop community -- will be teaming up with Daryl (Norman Reedus) and probably Jesus (Tom Payne) to go against Rick (Andrew Lincoln) and Michonne (Danai Gurira) to try to kill Rick's prisoner Negan (Jeffrey Dean Morgan), because Maggie really wants Negan dead for what he did to her husband Glenn (Steven Yeun). At the same time, she'll be working to turn the Hilltop into a thriving medieval civilization using the book Georgie (Jayne Atkinson) gave her with the help of Alden (Callan McAuliffe), who may be a potential love interest for her. Someday, at least. Because in the continuity of the show, Glenn only died, like, two weeks ago. And maybe, after being pregnant for three seasons, Season 9 will be when Maggie finally starts to show.

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But just because Cohan is set to return for Season 9 doesn't mean we're totally out of the woods with Maggie yet, though.

Cohan had been trying to secure a raise from AMC for Season 9 and negotiations were reportedly fairly tough, and so she booked a lead role on an ABC pilot called Whiskey Cavalier alongside Scandal's Scott Foley. As EW points out, The Walking Dead goes into production on Season 9 this week, and that gives Cohan about two months to work on the AMC show if Whiskey Cavalier gets picked up for the fall and through the summer if it gets picked up for midseason. If it doesn't get picked up at all, she's free to stay with The Walking Dead for however long as she chooses.

So we don't yet know exactly how long Maggie will be around -- maybe she'll die in the midseason finale -- but we do know she won't just disappear. They won't have to take a time jump and skip over showing her death. There won't be a scene where Jesus says "Maggie's helicopter didn't make it."

The Walking Dead returns for Season 9 in the fall.



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Blindspot Mega Buzz: Are Jane and Weller in Jeopardy?

Jaimie Alexander, Blindspot | Photo Credits: Barbara Nitke/NBC/Warner Brothers

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Blindspot has more twists than a bag of pretzels in a tornado, and that's pretty much become a signature of the NBC drama. But if what we hear is right, the upcoming twist that will end the third season might out-twist them all.

Big changes are coming to the show by finale time, and obviously the characters at the heart of the season's biggest shakeup will involve the show's central couple, Kurt Weller (Sullivan Stapleton) and Jane Doe (Jaimie Alexander). It shouldn't be a shock to say this since the show knows that throwing wrenches into their relationship makes for good television -- how many times have we seen #Jeller on the rocks? -- but this twist could end up seeing the happy couple split apart or having to start back from square one.

What you won't expect is how this all goes down, and how weird it will be to see it in action. But it sets up a great starting point for Season 4, should the NBC drama get a fourth season. OK, we'll give you one final hint: think back to Season 1 for a clue. That's all we can say!

Blindspot airs Friday nights at 8/7c on NBC.



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