Entertainment TV Steve Burns Will Figure Out Blue's Clues Again 21 Years After He Left the Show By Ingrid Vasquez Ingrid Vasquez Twitter Ingrid Vasquez is a Digital News Writer at PEOPLE. She graduated from The University of Texas at Austin with a Bachelor in Journalism. Before joining the team, she worked as an Editor at FanSided and provided work in the celebrity and lifestyle space for brands that include Teen Vogue, Cosmopolitan, EW, and more. People Editorial Guidelines Published on May 23, 2023 05:38PM EDT Share Tweet Pin Email Photo: Nickelodeon/PARAMOUNT+ Steve Burns is ready to make the holiday weekend memorable for all Blue's Clues fans! The former Nickelodeon host is set to return to the franchise during Friday's episode “The Case of the Missing Thinking Chair." Burns, 49, will put his detective hat on alongside current series star Joshua Dela Cruz and serve as the episode’s writer and director. According to Entertainment Tonight, the upcoming episode will also serve as a reunion for the three hosts who will join to search for the missing thinking chair. Fans of the long-running series will also see the hosts reunited again on Monday when the Paramount+ film Blue's Big City Adventure debuts on Monday night on Nickelodeon. 'Blue's Clues' Is Back: What Happened to Original Host Steve Burns? Nickelodeon/Everett Fans may remember that Burns served as the children's series host from 1996 to 2002 and would later be replaced by Donovan Patton as Steve's brother Joe before Dela Cruz took over hosting duties in 2019. The trio shared with PEOPLE in December that they have maintained a close relationship throughout the show's development. "We really are friends," explained Burns to PEOPLE. "We actually do see each other socially. And we would be friends even if we weren't on the show, I think if we met." Dela Cruz echoed the same sentiments while also praising Burns for the warm welcome that began from the moment he first auditioned for the role. All 3 'Blue's Clues' Hosts Get Candid About Their Real-Life Friendship: 'We Are Cut from the Same Cloth' "Steve ambushed me at my audition," revealed Dela Cruz. "He emerged from the curtains, and I was like, 'Hey, Steve.' What I loved about that interaction was that as soon as he opened his mouth, I felt calm, I felt like I belonged there, and I felt taken seriously." "Then getting to know Steve and Donovan on a personal level beyond that was so freaking cool because we are cut from the same cloth," he explained. "We're cousins on the show, and it's like a family reunion every time we get together, but the family that you love to see." Erik Pendzich/Shutterstock Never miss a story — sign up for PEOPLE's free daily newsletter to stay up-to-date on the best of what PEOPLE has to offer, from celebrity news to compelling human interest stories. Blue's Clues' “The Case of the Missing Thinking Chair" airs Friday at 11:30 a.m. ET on Nickelodeon, and Blue's Big City Adventure makes its way to the network on Monday at 7 p.m. ET.