Listen, we live in a time when practically every day, it feels like, an older television show or movie is getting rebooted. So it’s never really that much of a shock to learn that a movie like Overboard or a show like The Office is making a comeback. But when a kids’ show you watched when you were younger gets an update? It makes you feel old AF, y’all. In this case? One of our childhood TV faves, Blue’s Clues, is getting a reboot.
As Nickelodeon announced at its upfront on Tuesday, March 6th, the network is reviving the children’s show that ended in 2006 after a 10-year run starting in 1996. The original show starred the titular character — a blue dog named, you guessed it, Blue — and his owner, the show’s host. The first Blue’s Clues host, Steve Burns, ran the show until 2002; then, Donovan Patton took over.
Nickelodeon announced that it’s actually having an open casting call for the host for the new version of the show, which already has a 20-episode order.
So, ya know, if you were a huge Blue’s Clues fan back in the day, then this might just be the perfect job for you. And you should probably (read: definitely) drop everything to go audition. Seriously, it’s the gig of a lifetime!
The new Blue’s Clues will have a “refreshed signature look” and is getting prepared to start production this summer.
Nickelodeon’s president, Cyma Zarghami, explained, “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.”
So once the premiere of the new Blue’s Clues arrives, fans, kids, and parents alike can expect some nostalgic nods to the OG — and some modern updates, too.