‘Blues Clues’ Reboot Coming to Nickelodeon
The beloved 90’s television show Blue’s Clues will be returning to Nickelodeon!
It has been announced that the part-live action, part-animated television show is getting a reboot and will be returning to Nickelodeon. According to a press release, the 20-episode reboot will center on everyone’s favorite female puppy, Blue, who invites viewers into her animated world to help solve problems with the help of a live-action host. Children are encouraged to interact with Blue and the host by pointing out clues, answering questions, and playing along.
“With Blue’s Clues, Nickelodeon launched what became TV’s first generation of interactivity for preschoolers and set the bar for quality, curriculum-driven shows we have made since,” President, Nickelodeon Group Cyma Zarghami said. “The new, modern version of Blue’s Clues will capture all the original’s creativity and visual identity for a whole new audience ready for its fun adventures and expertly designed problem-solving curriculum.”
The new Blue’s Clues will have a “refreshed signature look” and will have a new host. The open call is looking for applicants between 18 and 25 years old of all ethnicities with a “natural” connection to the camera. Applicants should have a comedy background and will empower the viewers to “feel important, respected, and smart.” Steve Burns starred on the show until 2002 as the beloved host Steve before being replaced by Donovan Patton.
Created by Traci Paige Johnson, Todd Kessler and Angela C. Santomero, the original Blue’s Clues ran for six seasons from 1996 before being cancelled in 2006. The series raised the bar in preschool television by exploring subjects including geography, physics, emotions, anatomy, and sign language. Producing more than 150 episodes, Blue’s Clues received praise from educators, parents, and of course, children. Due to its acclaim and high ratings, the Nickelodeon classic became one of the most popular preschool shows of all time.
Production on the Blue’s Clues reboot will begin summer 2018, and if you want to be the next Steve check out the Nickelodeon casting website.
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