Children of the ’90s, rejoice: Nickelodeon just announced that it is bringing the seminal late-’90s game show “Figure it Out” back to the airwaves for 40 brand-new episodes.
The series ran for four seasons from 1997-1999, and featured four famous (among kids) celebrities trying to guess a kid’s hidden talent. Olympic swimmer Summer Sanders, who recently competed on Food Network’s “Celebrity Cook Off,” hosted.
Marjorie Cohn, Nickelodeon’s President of Development and Original Programming, says in a statement, “‘Figure It Out’ is a show that celebrates kids and their wonderful and often bizarre talents. In this internet age where kids are expressing themselves online, it feels timely to give them a TV platform to showcase those talents in a uniquely Nickelodeon way.”
Sanders won’t be back as host — instead Nick producer and “101 Ways to Leave a Game Show” host Jeff Sutphen will take the reins. No word on which current kiddie stars will serve as panelists, but between all of the popular Nickelodeon and Disney shows these days, we’re sure the new crop will be just as entertaining as old standbys like “Pete and Pete’s” Danny Tamberelli and “All That’s” Lori Beth Denberg.
Production on the new season will begin in April in Los Angeles, and the show will premiere later in 2012.