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It’s official: Tom Bergeron is coming back to TV!
More than a year after leaving Dancing With the Stars, Tom is making his return to the small screen to host a remake of the game show Tic-Tac-Dough. Days before Deadline announced the exciting news, Tom teased the new project to Full House actor Bob Saget on his podcast Bob Saget’s Here for You. At the time, Tom said he was “waiting to hear if it’s picked up." Now that it’s gotten the green light, he's ready to celebrate.
“OK, this is a BIT more specific... 😉,” he tweeted alongside the Deadline article.
OK, this is a BIT more specific... 😉 https://t.co/vJk31xhpUt
— Tom Bergeron (@Tom_Bergeron) September 22, 2021
Tom then posted two pictures — Tic Tac mints and Homer Simpson saying his tagline “D’oh!” — as a clever way to share his new gig on Tic-Tac-Dough. “We’re gonna have fun! 😉,” he tweeted.
Fans of the former longtime Dancing With the Stars host, who’ve been waiting to hear more details from Tom about his possible TV comeback, immediately flooded his Twitter page with heartwarming and supportive messages.
“Thrilled to hear this as so many of us have missed you! Congratulations! 👏👏👏,” one person wrote. “Fantastic! Congratulations, Tom! Can’t wait to watch it!” another added. “Very happy for you! They couldn’t have gotten a better person for the job. Good luck to you!” a different fan said. “I'm in for any Tom Bergeron game show. Hell, I'm in for anything Tom B!” a follower commented.
If Tic-Tac-Dough doesn’t sound familiar, the show first made its debut on NBC in the 1950s and later aired on CBS for eight years from 1978 to 1986. Folks then watched episodes via syndication in 1990. The original game show featured contestants answering questions in different categories with the goal of putting an "X" or an "O" on the board. In the CBS version, there was also a dragon competitors had to avoid or risk “burning” their earned money.
Neither Tom nor the show have shared more details about what the modern remake will be like, but the newly named host will definitely be bringing his expertise to the show. Before Dancing With the Stars, Tom hosted another tic-tac-toe game show called Hollywood Squares from 1998 to 2004 and later America’s Funniest Home Videos from 2001 to 2019.
In short, he’s got a lot of experience and we can’t wait to see him again very soon!
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