Popular game show Supermarket Sweep will return to TV on ABC with comedian Leslie Jones as the host.
- The popular game show Supermarket Sweep has been revived for a 10-episode order by ABC.
- The revival begins production this Spring and an airdate will be announced at a later time.
- Supermarket Sweep debuted on ABC in 1965 and was revived by Lifetime in 1990 and by PAX in 1999.
- The game show includes a competitive scavenger hunt through a supermarket and the object is to have a cart full of the highest value of products by the end of the timer.
- The show is produced by Fremantle.
- Executive producers include Leslie Jones, Hunter Seidman and Jennifer Mullin, Alycia Rossiter and Wes Kauble.
What they’re saying:
- Leslie Jones: “I’ve always dreamed of being on Supermarket Sweep. Seriously, I tried out for the show years ago; and after getting turned away, I knew I’d have to take matters into my own hands. Being able to bring the iconic game show back to life on ABC is my ultimate redemption story!”
- Jayson Dinsmore, president, Alternative Development and Programming, Fremantle: “We are beyond excited to bring back one of TV’s most beloved game shows. Supermarket Sweep is a fan favorite; and with the addition of genius Leslie Jones, a new generation will be introduced to this truly special series.”
- ABC Entertainment President Karey Burke (via Deadline): “Supermarket Sweep is the perfect addition to ABC’s strong lineup of classic game show revivals, and we struck gold having Leslie Jones as the host and executive producer. The original version was one of my all-time favorites. I can’t wait for it to be reintroduced with Leslie’s fresh and unique take on the classic supermarket race, which will undoubtedly appeal to an entirely new generation of viewers.”
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