The Gong Show Reboot a Go at ABC

Michael Ausiello

Stop us if this has a familiar clang to it.

ABC is rebooting another classic game show, this time the cheesy ’70s competition series The Gong Show, TVLine has confirmed. The network— already home to revitalized throwbacks $100,000 Pyramid, Celebrity Family Feud, Match Game and To Tell The Truth — has placed a 10-episode order for a new version of the ’70s favorite, which is being exec produced by Will Arnett.

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“ABC has tapped into the nostalgia and excitement of primetime game shows,” said Rob Mills, SVP, Alternative Series, Specials & Late-Night Programming, in a statement. “We are thrilled to add The Gong Show to ABC’s schedule spearheaded by the incomparable Will Arnett.”

According to Deadline, which first broke the news, every episode will feature “non-traditionally talented performers” plucked from the internet and put in front of a revolving panel of Hollywood judges. ABC has not announced who will succeed Chuck Barris (who emceed the original ’70s version) as host.

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