After 12 years, this huge animated series is being rebooted by Nickelodeon 5 years ago

After 12 years, this huge animated series is being rebooted by Nickelodeon

Time to grab your notepads and search for some paw prints.

Nickelodeon is bringing back one of most famous dogs to ever grace our TV screens - and we couldn't be more excited.

Blue's Clues' Blue, the animated pooch who spent their days leaving problem-solving hints, will be returning for another 20 episodes.

According to Variety, Cyma Zarghami, president of Viacom’s Nickelodeon Group, said that things are not likely to change too much.

She said:

“It’s actually never gone away

“The format of the show works pretty well, and I don’t think they are going to mess with it that much.”

Blue's Clues first began airing in 1996, and featured Blue and the series' host, Steve Burns, asking for kids' help searching for hints and using a 'Thinking Chair' to solve problems.

The program enabled children to develop skills like sorting and patterning and pre-elementary school literacy.


And the series became so popular that when Burns retired from the show in 2002 - to later be replaced by Donovan Patton - it captured attention across the globe.

The original series finished its run in 2006. A spin-off series called Blue's Room, which focused more on Blue, aired from 2004 to 2007.

This time around, producers have decided to bring in a new host - one who they are hoping will "really connect" with viewers at home.

Angela Santomero, one of the producers of the original series (who is also returning for the new one), said:

“We are going to pass the torch.

“What’s going to be more important than who that person is is that they can really connect to the home viewers."

There's going to be a view changes in store when the series does return - mostly in how Blue will look.

The beloved animated hound will look more 3-D and appear “even furrier and more huggable."

But executives are keen not to change too much about the series.

Santomero said:

“There’s an inherent nostalgia from our audience.

“I think they will probably be passionate about protecting it and making sure we do it right.”