I always say, “when you use your mind and take a step at at time you can do anything that you want to do”? Well, here’s the thing, it’s true. Patience, grit, determination, passion and love all rolled up into one is how. I know this is true. And because of our news…..
This news has been brewing for so long and Traci Paige Johnson and I are over the moon….
So, it’s been 22 years since Blue’s Clues released it’s first episode on Nickelodeon. Twenty-Two years! And, well, are you sitting down?
Sitting down in your..Thinking Chair?
wait for it…
BLUE’S CLUES IS COMING BACK!
I can’t even begin to tell you how excited we are…Getting to play with our little blue puppy again feels like having your first child come home from college…or your first love tell you that he’s always loved you….
Because this journey is ridiculously exciting we will be documenting it along the way to share all the delicious details with you. The first bit of news….there will be an OPEN CALL to find the “new Steve” (or “Stevette”) at the Nickelodeon Studios Burbank in California on April 14th. We can’t wait to meet our new best friend!
It the meantime, send me your questions, wishes, desires, and just plain freak out excitement and I will continue to share!
Now it’s time for so long!
So…first interesting choice of news: So no Steve–and no JOE either? I mean, sheesh, this will be the THIRD caretaker of the house now? Mr. Salt and Mrs. Pepper have GOT to have better tenant rules by this point…
SUPER excited for this–you have NO idea. This isn’t like back when I was skeptical of Daniel Tiger–I mean, let’s be honest, the only reason I didn’t outright HATE it when I first heard about it was because it was run by you, and I LOVED and STILL love to this day) Blue’s Clues. One of the best kids shows ever made.
So sign me UP for this reboot. Cannot WAIT to see what Blue’s been up to. 🙂
First question: Is Sprinkles tagging along, or are we starting fresh with this show? As much as I’d love to see him, I’m cool either way. 🙂
PS: I LOVE Blue’s new look. 🙂
I don’t want a new host
I completely understand but we do want the best connection with our viewers. Josh will do incredibly well! Stay tuned and thanks for your feedback Mackenzie
Speaking of, who do you think will be our new “viewers”?
I have always said I wanted to be a children’s tv show host! I have the energy and a background teaching pre-school! Too bad I can’t just fly to Burbank on a whim from Pennsylvania 🙁
Is there any other way to be considered?
The plan is to have casting calls throughout the nation. When I know more, I’ll be happy to share it with everyone. Thanks!
What languages were Blue’s Clues in
Blue’s Clues was in over 125 countries & at least 25 different languages!! Let’s see about Blue’s Clues 2!! 🙂 Thanks for asking Mel
Pls get the Orig Steve pay him whatever
The guy is a Mr Rodgers
Been watching Blues Clues with my sons since day 1
Now my Autistic son who is 18 that is his fav show Hands Down by far the best programming ever for children and parents !!
Pls try to get the Orig man that played Steve we love him .
I’m happy you like Steve. He’s a great actor and we loved working with him!
Amazing. Laine and I are beyond excited over here!! We loved you and your little puppy through the screen long before we knew we would love you and your company in real life. So excited for you all <3
So very nice to hear that Amy. Let me know what you think of the new show once it’s up there please!
This is so exciting! I watched blue’s clues as a small child, and now my 18 month old loves it. We have a few DVDs and have recorded the series. My son has learned so much from this show. He is already able to recognize and say over half the alphabet as well as numbers 1-10.
Downside of him loving blue’s clues so much is that it is really hard to find merchandise and toys. I hope to see some out after the reboot!!
*Oliver (my son) approves of blue’s new look as well
I love hearing stories like yours!! Your son sounds very smart. I see quite a bit of merchandise on eBay, but good luck finding what you’re looking for & thanks for reaching out to me!
One other question (I have SEVERAL more, but I will limit it to two)
So, since Blue’s Clues is being revived on Nick, what does this mean for Daniel Tiger? Has that show ceased production now? (Would be a shame if the show was ending on the 50th anniversary year of Mr Rogers Neighborhood, even for a show as awesome as this. 🙂
That’s awesome! As with anything like this, I’m sure there are those who’ll be wary, but it’s like Jumpman said – you have more than proven yourself. With the reboot being in the hands of the original creator, I don’t feel we have anything to fear. And I’ll be very curious to find out whether the new host is a “Steve” or a “Stevette” – guess we’ll find out sometime in April. Wonder if they’ll be doing a U.K. version of it too – I know that show actually had a Kevin, though I don’t think I ever actually saw any episodes of that. (And that interestingly, enough, he continued even when the switch was made in the U.S. from Steve to Joe.) And, yes, I like the look for Blue too. (And am curious about Sprinkles as well.)
Thanks for the confidence boost! We are quite excited to get this rolling. April’s a bit premature but not too long after that. As far as the rest of your questions, we’ll take them as they come, one at a time. But I’ll share the answers when I’ve got them. Thanks Professor!
That works. 🙂 Cannot wait to hear more about it. 🙂
I don’t live in Burbank, so I can’t audition in person, unfortunately. Would you accept video auditions?
Whenever we have casting calls which will be throughout the US, I’ll be sure to put it up on all my SM channels. Good luck!!
Being an actor in NYC, I’ve waited for this moment. Becoming a preschool teacher, being a manny(male nanny) was all for this moment. I can’t wait!! SUPER EXCITED. I’m sure my little students can’t wait to see me hanging out with Blue.
Hey Dorsea. Whenever we have casting calls, I’ll be sure to put it up on all my SM channels. So be on the lookout! Thanks for being a teacher to our little people!!
I’m 49 years old and as excited as an 9-year old! So happy for you and Traci. Do you guys need an Uncle Joe casted? 🙂
That was 1st on our list! Know any?
Can we get back to you? Thanks Joe! 🙂
I love the show so much when l was little, I still watch it every now and then for all the memories and beautiful moments. It was more than just a educational preschool show. It was all full of love. l don’t know who the new host will be but l really hope that the new host is a woman. l think it’d be cool if you hosted the show and very curious to know what the notebook will look like for this new one. l’ll be there to watch for the 1st episode comeback. Love you, Todd, Traci, Donovan, Steve and Blue to the moon.
What a nice message Erick. It was full of love & it was so much fun working on it with everyone. We’re just getting started so I’m afraid I don’t have many answers for you, besides the fact that we’re going to audition men and women & it’s going to have a lot of LOVE as well in it! Thanks for reaching out!
hi Angela Santomero and i am a big fan of blues clues and i a few questions to ask you frist are you doing teasers and promos for the reboot this year second are you doing any merchandise for the reboot third can you please have nickelodeon do a crossover between blues clues and the loud house frouth do you still have old blues clues merchandise plus stuff from blues clues live and nick jr magazines and blues clues magazine thank you for time and good luck on the blues clues reboot
Thanks. I’m glad you’re such a fan. Nickelodeon handles all of your requests as we create just the show. There’s plenty of merchandise up on eBay from time to time. Thanks for your support!
yeah but are you gonna make teaser trailers for the reboot
oh thanks i have austim and thanks to blues clues and i can take to this very day
i mean talk to this very day
will there be new merchandise made for the new reboot
thats what i want to cause i really want to buy a notebook i used to have two of joes but i lost them lol
They are pretty cool, right?! And don’t feel so bad as I lost a bunch of my old one’s too!!
New audition news:
(Angela, please feel free to either let this be posted or just to make a new post with this info–no hard feelings. 🙂
ONLINE auditions are open!
Can’t make it to LA in April? Now you can audition anywhere!
This was officially announced by Nickelodeon Casting here:
The official audition website is here:
Good luck to all who go for it! 🙂
Thanks for the info Jumpman. One can’t wear all the hats 🙂
You’re more than welcome! (Suuuuuuper excited to see who gets the job…) 🙂
Hello! Just Wanted to say I can’t wait for the Reboot. Blue’s Clues is One of the Reasons I Made my YouTube Channel, Thanks to the Music in The Show. It’s also the Reason I Made my Username and Logo, MusicClues. Can’t wait. BTW, Who’s Gonna Voice Blue?
Please ask Nickelodeon to stage Blue’s Clues Live The Most Spectacular Place & Blue’s Birthday Party again. I really want to see the stage shows! I’d prefer if the shows will be the exact same as the original tours (keep Pluto in the famous Planet Song, but have he/she/it? explain how they’re now a dwarf planet)
I’d be just as happy as you Una if Blue’s Clues was Live again. Perhaps someday soon it will!
Hey, Angela. I have been watch the show since I was a baby. I do have some questions. Who in the world did the credit music? If there is a new animation team and new productions, does that mean Nick and Micheal won’t be composing music?
We’re just getting started so I don’t have those answers yet. Once we do, I’ll be happy to share them with you. Good ear!
Do you know if there will be an episode in the reboot would have the host thinking about the clues he/she has and it’s possiblities, like, say, like if the episode was about somebody new visiting, and the clue was a footprint, then it could possibly a prrson?
One never knows until it airs. Thanks for your suggestion Jalyn!
I wonder if Nickalodeon could make a website where we could make our own Blue’s Clues episodes. That would a very interesting request.
It never hurts to ask them!
How would I ask, though?
Also, if the creditsin the are going to be in page-turning form like before, will the music fit the theme of the episode, like the oboe and kazoo fit Animal Behavior?
Both my children, now 24 and 21, grew up watching Blues Clues and were so happy to hear it was being brought back! They loved Steve and were sad when he left but Joe soon grew on them. As a parent I want to say “Thank you” for this excellent childrens program. Blues Clues was so fun to watch with my children and to watch them engage with Steve and Blue. I even found myself joining in on the fun! I hope the “New Steve” will bring back all the qualities and magnetism of Steve Burns. He connected with his audience perfectly. Thank you again for creating such a wonderful program and for me, creating fun memories that will last forever.
Thank you so much for your kind message Carrie. I love notes like yours!!
We should have an announcement soon regarding our new host & I’m sure whoever it is, they’ll bring the Blue’s Clues magic that was shared with their predecesor!!
Again, much thanks for reaching out as you did. 🙂
Well folks, this is it. We have reached audition day. Good luck to all who are trying out today, and I have extreme faith that Angela and her team will find the perfect right person for this job. I cannot wait to see what happens. 🙂
Me too. Then maybe I can get my music questions answered.
Jaylyn–of course, I’m not Angela, but I’m guessing the reason she hasn’t answered your questions yet is simply because….she doesn’t KNOW the answer yet. 🙂 (The team is probably still working on stuff like who’s doing the music and things like that. As soon as we have a host, then they can deal with things like music and plots. 🙂
Yeah, then we can find out if Nick and Michael are coming back. Right?
Bingo, exactly. Let them find the new tenant–THEN we’ll worry about incidentals like that. 🙂
Oh–the new person living in the house. On Twitter, Angela wrote about the auditions like she took out a classified ad:
I liked it so much, I’m still using it. 🙂
Jumpman, although we don’t know about the music yet nor credits, what intrumentsdo you think they’ll use?
After seeing some sneak peeks on YouTube, I can now safely say that I WILL be watching the show when it premieres.
Woo-hoo!! So very happy to hear that Chad!!