‘The Gong Show’ Returning To Air, Will Arnett To Executive Produce

Wacky ’70s variety show “The Gong Show” is being revived by ABC.

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It originally ran from 1976 to 1978, before officially going off air as a first-run syndication program in 1989. Actor Will Arnett will be the 10-episode show reboot’s executive producer.

Each episode will feature unique performers found online, who will be evaluated by a panel of celebrity judges. ABC executive Rob Mills said of the show’s revival: “ABC has tapped into the nostalgia and excitement of primetime game shows… We are thrilled to add ‘The Gong Show’ to ABC’s schedule spearheaded by the incomparable Will Arnett.”

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Arnett, 46, is but one of many big stars transitioning to television game shows, for example: Alec Baldwin hosts “Match Game” and Michael Strahan hosts “The $100,000 Pyramid”.







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