Nickelodeon Fetches ‘Blue’s Clues’ Reboot
Blue skidooed, we can too (again)!
Blue's Clues, which ran on Nickelodeon from 1996 to 2006 (and even picked up Emmy nominations along the way), will return to the network for a 20-episode season, according to Entertainment Weekly. The network announced the reboot will include a "refreshed signature look," and that it will actively seek out a new host via a series of casting calls.
Filming for the show will begin this summer.
Blue’s Clues, which mixed cartoon and live-action elements, found a host in Steve Burns from 1996 until 2002, and was led by Donovan Patton until 2006. Each episode found the titular dog escaping into a story and leaving behind clues so that audiences could figure out what activity Blue wanted to do.
“It’s actually never gone away,” President of Viacom's Nickelodeon group Cyma Zarghami, told Variety. “The format of the show works pretty well, and I don’t think they are going to mess with it that much.”
And naturally, the nostalgia was not lost on the Twitterverse, which was thrilled to start following Blue's trail once again.
"Blue’s Clues was my favorite show when I was little. Don’t know if I’ll take a look at the new one, but it’s nice that kids today will be getting more episodes," one wrote, while another joked. "The Blue’s Clues revival is just one episode of disheveled middle-aged Steve asking Alexa where Blue is."
Ain't it the truth.
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