Select Region
Let's Get Social!


Nickelodeon’s Blue’s Clues Reboot Has a New Name and a New Host

Nickelodeon’s Blue’s Clues Reboot Has a New Name and a New Host

The popular kids’ network has tapped Broadway star Joshua Dela Cruz to host a brand new Blue’s Clues.


It’s official: Blue’s Clues is returning to Nickelodeon to delight a whole new generation of viewers. The original series will return as Blue’s Clues and You, and will be hosted by Broadway actor Joshua Dela Cruz.

Fans of the original take heart: Blue’s Clues host Steve Burns helped guide the audition process during the search for the new host. “I had the great honor of being a part of the search for the new host, and I give Josh two thumbs up,” said Burns. “He can definitely fill my shoes, and the rugby shirt.”

In Blue’s Clues & You, beloved puppy Blue invites viewers to join her and the live action host on an adventure to solve a daily puzzle. With each signature paw print, Blue identifies clues in her animated world that propel the story and inspires viewers to interact with the action.

“From the moment we decided to make a new version of the series, we knew that so much of the energy and magic of the show comes from the host’s ability to bring preschoolers into the colorfully animated world of Blue and her friends,” said Cathy Galeota, senior vice president of preschool content at Nickelodeon Group. “Josh’s wonderful theater background and his natural charisma checked all the boxes for us, and of course Steve’s stamp of approval only solidified our decision.”



This will be Dela Cruz’s debut as a television series regular. Dela Cruz recently appeared in Disney’s Aladdin on Broadway as the understudy for Aladdin and a member of the ensemble. Other notable theater credits include David Byrne’s Here Lies Love and Encores!: Merrily We Roll Along. He has also appeared in CBS’ Bull and ABC’s Time After Time.

Production on the 20-episode series will begin in Toronto this month. An air date has yet to be announced.


More Baby Articles:

Latest News:

Family Activities:

Have a Laugh:

Brigitt Earley

Author: Brigitt Earley is a freelance writer and editor based in NJ. She’s a new mom to a baby boy, runs an Instagram account full of the most delicious food she can find (@literallyallthefood), and loves to hate a good barre class. See More

Featured Listings:

Long Island Voyager's Day Camp

Long Island Voyager's Day Camp

At L.I. Voyager’s Day Camp we offer a program that is both enriching and fun, an excellent opportunity for children to broaden their horizons, develop...

LIU Post Center for Gifted Youth

LIU Post Center for Gifted Youth

Brookville, NY The Long Island University (LIU) program for gifted children was established in 1980 in response to the increasing recognition of society’s special re...

Classical Conversations

Classical Conversations

At Classical Conversations, we challenge students. By expecting more from them, partnering with parents, and using a proven method, we see the fruit o...