Nickelodeon’s “Figure It Out” Begins Sixth Season Next Monday
Next Monday, October 15th, the slime will very quickly return to flowing again. After being brought back earlier this year, Figure It Out will begin its second season of the updated version, its sixth season overall, on Nickelodeon. Way back in March, the top kids’ cable channel announced that they were reviving the 1990s game show for a new audience of children. The new edition, now hosted by Jeff Sutphen, premiered in June and did very well for the network in its 7PM ET timeslot. According to the network, during the 40 episode season it ranked as the top program in its time slot with viewers aged 9-14 over all TV. It also averaged 2.1 million total viewers, which isn’t bad for any cable program.
The new season, which only wrapped up production a couple of weeks ago, will consist of 30 episodes. While the previous season rarely strayed from using Nickelodeon-based stars, the new season is reminiscent of the 90s seasons in that some “outside” celebrities will be making appearances on the panel to guess the hidden talents of contestants. Among the new panelists is teen pop sensation Cody Simpson, Los Angeles Laker Metta World Peace, WNBA star Candace Parker and skateboarding legend Tony Hawk. This season will retain its timeslot of weekdays at 7PM. As a ’90s kid who grew up with the original, I thought this was one of the best game show “reboots” in a long time, updating the feel for a new audience but keeping what made the original great. If you agreed with me, check it out October 15th as it returns to Nick.