• FS1
    9:00 PM PST

    9:30 PM PST

Marc Summers TV Sitcom Revivals Helped Bring Back 'Double Dare'

5/25/2018 12:30 AM PDT

Fans of "Double Dare" have TV shows like "Roseanne" and "Will & Grace" to thank for its comeback ... according to former host Marc Summers.

The "Double Dare" reboot returns this June with Marc as an executive producer. When we got him at LAX Wednesday he told us he'd been hounding Nickelodeon to bring back the game show for years, but they finally moved forward when they saw how other reboots were successful

As for not hosting -- the new host is Liza Koshy -- Marc says it's got nothing to do with his OCD since getting down and dirty in the slime was never an issue for him ... which is kinda insane once you hear what they put in the stuff. 

'Double Dare' Reboot OG Host Marc Summers Will Return ... With Different Role

5/22/2018 12:40 AM PDT

The new "Double Dare" reboot will feature one very familiar face -- the show's OG host, Marc Summers -- but Summers' new gig has a different job title.

Nickelodeon is bringing back the hugely successful game show this summer, and sources close to production tell us Summers was a quick hire. We're told he'll hold an Executive Producer title and will also have a role on camera. However, our sources say he won't be the show's host -- that role is going to actress Liza Koshy.

"Double Dare" first ran on Nickelodeon from 1986-1993 with Summers and then returned again in 2000 as "Double Dare 2000."

The new "Double Dare" will feature two teams facing off in obstacle courses and answering various trivia questions for cash and prizes -- just like the original version. We're told some of the OG obstacles will be back in action. The show will return June 25th.

The official announcement regarding Summers rejoining the show is expected this week.

Blue's Clues Reboot Auditions No Steve Look-Alikes So Peep This ...

4/10/2018 12:50 AM PDT

The "Blue's Clues" reboot is revamping the look of its host ... because they definitely do NOT want to find Steve Burns' doppelgänger, man or woman.

TMZ's obtained some of the requirements and the script they'll read from when the open call auditions get going this weekend. The casting sheet tells hopefuls they're first and foremost not supposed to wear hats, sunglasses or bring props of any kinds.

And goes without saying ... don't try looking like Steve (stand down, Steve). The dress code strictly says wear a plain t-shirt with ZERO stripes. Men AND women should be ages 18 through 25.

There were well over 1,000 submissions ... way more than originally expected. Here's a portion of the script:


Please speak directly to the audience, but when appropriate, look at Blue just off camera or

next to you and the objects just above you.




... So we need to figure out what Blue wants with her snack. Blue’s clues


(PAUSE)...a straw. And (PAUSE)..a cow. What do you think Blue wants

with her snack? (PAUSE) Hmm, do you think Blue wants to put the cow in

the cup and slurp it up with a straw?

Somewhere a bunch of 5 and 20-year-olds are screaming in unison,"MILK!"

Nickelodeon's 'Paw Patrol' You Steal Our Pups ... We'll Make You Heel in Court!!!

3/26/2018 4:56 PM PDT

A lesson for costumed character enthusiasts -- if you hijack Nickelodeon's "Paw Patrol" characters ... they'll sic their legal dogs on your ass.

Nickelodeon's parent company, Viacom, is suing Hearrt Events for allegedly stealing its lovable animated characters from "Paw Patrol" and using 'em for furry mascots that get booked for meet and greets with kiddos.

In the docs, obtained by TMZ, Viacom says Hearrt hosts events where kids, or more likely their parents, pay $20 to "meet" the "Paw Patrol" squad, and get a photo with 'em. You can even get an autographed "paw print." 

Viacom says the events co. isn't just using Ryder and his puppy pals' images without permission -- it's also selling unauthorized "Paw Patrol" merch at their events. 

The media company wants a judge to shut down Hearrt's operation, and, of course, to award damages. We've reached out to Hearrt Events, but no word back.

Now, enjoy singing that theme! 

Former 'Blue's Clues' Host Steve I'm Ready To Fight John Cena For My Old Hosting Gig!

3/13/2018 12:40 AM PDT

Former "Blue's Clues" host Steve Burns is ready to take on 16-time WWE champ John Cena for his old post when the beloved Nickelodeon show is rebooted later this year.

Steve, who hosted "Blue's Clues" for 7 years, told us part of the magic of the show was that there was an average Joe in the driver's seat. So far, Nickelodeon hasn't announced who's gonna be the new host, and Steve's still in the running, but production is strongly considering a female stepping in to fill Steve's old, green-striped polo.

Cena auditioned for the hosting gig during the reboot announcement in a green-striped polo, too. Unclear if it was for real or not, but Steve seems up for the fight regardless.

Miranda Cosgrove Disney Stalker Arrested Again For Sending Creepy Emails

12/23/2017 12:30 AM PST

Miranda Cosgrove is still dealing with her stalker more than 2 years after he was ordered to stay away from her, and now he could be facing prison time ... so say cops.

Law enforcement sources tell TMZ Joshua Stockton was arrested earlier this month for allegedly sending Miranda dozens of ominous emails. We're told the messages weren't threatening, but creepy nonetheless ... calling her a "goddess" and himself a "prince."

We broke the stories ... Stockton was sentenced to probation and treatment after pleading no contest to felony stalking in 2015 after creeping on her at Disneyland -- which violated a previous restraining order she had taken out against him.

After the sentencing, he continued to pursue her online and got sent back to his treatment facility with a stern warning from the judge ... another slip-up could mean 4 years in prison.

'Drake & Josh' Show House Hits the Market

12/15/2017 2:13 PM PST
Exclusive Details

The abode Drake Bell and Josh Peck called home on their popular Nickelodeon show just hit the market ... and it's got plenty of room.

The San Fernando Valley crib show producers used for exterior shots is up for a cool $1.85 million. It's got 5 bedrooms, 5 baths, a tennis court and a pool.

Drake and Josh shared a bedroom on TV ... but the real crib has enough space for both brothers, their parents and little sister -- played by Miranda Cosgrove -- to each have their own room.

'Zoey 101' Star I Thought Baby's Parents Were Dead ... No Idea It Was Heroin

4/3/2017 2:58 PM PDT

Matthew Underwood thought he was looking at a couple of dead bodies -- not heroin users -- when he rescued a baby from a car crash police say was triggered by drug abuse.

The former "Zoey 101" star walked us through the scene he came upon after a woman passed out from heroin and crashed into a tree. The baby was in the back seat along with the father ... who was also high as a kite.

Matt says he didn't have time to think with the kid's safety on the line, but still managed to play the hero until the cavalry arrived.

'Zoey 101' Star Saves Baby From Heroin-Fueled Car Crash

4/3/2017 10:51 AM PDT

Former "Zoey 101" star Matthew Underwood rescued a 4-month-old baby after the infant's parents passed out on drugs and crashed their car ... TMZ has learned.

Law enforcement sources tell us Matthew was one of the first people on the scene of a car wreck last Thursday in Port St. Lucie, FL ... where a female driver cut across 6 lanes of traffic on a busy street and crashed into a tree.

We're told she passed out at the wheel with a syringe full of heroin in her arm, with her baby daddy passed out in the back seat. Their baby was in an unsecured car seat next to the father.

According to the police report ... Matt saw the parents passed out, removed the infant -- who was not injured -- and had his brother call 911.

Matt also shot video of the scene before cops arrived. The mother later told cops she'd just bought heroin to try for the first time. The dad had a pill bottle full of Alprazolam (generic Xanax), a smoking pipe and a 2nd syringe laying next to him.

Matt tells us he decided to record the scene once he saw the parents passed out. He wanted to document the scene before he intervened in case things went south. He says he couldn't have just driven by without helping.

Both parents were booked for child neglect and drug possession. The baby was turned over to a family member.

Kobe Bryant SLIIIMMEEEDDD ... At Nickelodeon Awards

7/15/2016 6:47 AM PDT

Kobe Bryant is probably still cleaning the liquid gold out of his ears this morning ... after getting DOUSED in gold slime last night at the Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Sports Awards! 

Kobe was accepting the Legend Award -- the final award of the night -- when the Nickelodeon people opened up the gold spray ... and drenched the NBA superstar. 


Amanda Bynes I Wasn't Invited To 'All That' Reunion

3/25/2016 12:30 AM PDT

Amanda Bynes won't be part of Nickelodeon's "All That" reunion -- she wasn't even invited.

Sources close to Bynes tell us she found out about the reunion when a trailer was released online ... she never got a heads up from producers. 

Bynes got her start on the '90s sketch comedy series, and went on to star in her own Nickelodeon show, "The Amanda Show," a few years later.

Amanda tells friends she would've declined the offer anyway, because her focus these days is fashion, not acting.

As we reported, the "All That" reunion won't feature new material. Instead it will be a lot of reminiscing with "All That" alums Kenan Thompson, Kel Mitchell, Danny Tamberelli, Lori Beth Denberg and Josh Server.

Maybe producers just asked Ashley by mistake ...

'All That' Reunion No New Material ... For Now

3/24/2016 9:04 AM PDT

"All That" fans might've prematurely slimed themselves over Nickelodeon's reunion announcement -- TMZ has learned the special isn't what it seems. 

Nick sources tell us the reunion won't have any new sketches -- no Repairman, no Vital Information, nada -- instead it'll be reruns of Nick's classic '90s shows with commentary in between from cast members Kenan Thompson, Kel Mitchell, Danny Tamberelli, Lori Beth Denberg and Josh Server.

But there's still hope for a REAL reunion -- with new sketches -- according to Tamberelli.

The chances are solid since Thompson, Tamberelli and Server all still do sketch comedy -- sometimes together -- and Danny believes they'd be down if their schedules allowed it. Mitchell's back on Nick with a new show.

Denberg -- the only non-performing cast member -- is a wedding officiant. But Tamberelli says if she or anyone is on the fence, he'll press them hard to get on board.  

All they need now is a green light from Nickelodeon.

'Legends of the Hidden Temple' Host Back For TV Film Remake

3/23/2016 7:30 AM PDT

"Legends of the Hidden Temple" host Kirk Fogg is a lost treasure that has just been found again. 

We got Fogg doing the TV remake in his hosting outfit ... 20 years after the game show was yanked off the air, and it looks like he's living the life of Dorian Gray.

Producers were hounding Fogg, who's been out of the biz for years, for a cameo.  

No word how many saving bonds they had to give him -- if you're a fan you get it.

Set the clock for 3 minutes!!! 

Around the Web