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[01/08/20 - 11:03 AM]
ABC's Game Show Lineup Gets Supersized - Leslie Jones to Host Revival of Classic TV Game Show "Supermarket Sweep"
Production on the 10-episode order is set to begin this spring.

[via press release from ABC]

ABC'S GAME SHOW LINEUP GETS SUPERSIZED

LESLIE JONES TO HOST REVIVAL OF CLASSIC TV GAME SHOW 'SUPERMARKET SWEEP'

ABC is bringing back the classic TV game show "Supermarket Sweep," hosted and executive produced by Emmy(R) Award-nominated comedienne and actress Leslie Jones. Produced by Fremantle, the fast-paced and energetic series follows three teams of two as they battle it out using their grocery shopping skills and knowledge of merchandise to win big cash prizes. The original format aired on ABC from 1965-1967 and went on to become a global sensation. It was adapted in 13 international territories and, most recently, relaunched in the UK. Production on the 10-episode order is set to begin this spring. An airdate will be announced at a later date.

"I've always dreamed of being on 'Supermarket Sweep,'" said Leslie Jones. "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!"

"'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," said Karey Burke, president, ABC Entertainment. "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."

"We are beyond excited to bring back one of TV's most beloved game shows," said Jayson Dinsmore, president, Alternative Development and Programming, Fremantle. "'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."

Leslie Jones is a three-time Emmy Award nominee and former SNL cast member. Her Netflix one-hour standup special, "Leslie Jones: Time Machine," launches on Jan. 14, 2020. She can be seen next on "Coming to America 2" for Paramount Pictures, set for a 2020 Christmas release. Jones is also set to shoot the film "Queenpins" later this year, opposite Kristen Bell, after having recently completed voicing the lead villain role in "Angry Birds 2" for Sony Pictures Animation.

"Supermarket Sweep" is produced by Fremantle. Executive producers include Leslie Jones, Hunter Seidman and Jennifer Mullin, Alycia Rossiter and Wes Kauble.

About ABC Entertainment

ABC Entertainment airs compelling programming across all day parts, including "Grey's Anatomy," the longest-running medical drama in prime-time television; riveting dramas "The Good Doctor," "How to Get Away with Murder," "A Million Little Things" and "Station 19"; the Emmy(R) Award-winning "Modern Family" and trailblazing comedy favorites "American Housewife," "black-ish," "Bless This Mess," "The Conners," "The Goldbergs," and "Schooled"; the popular "Summer Fun & Games" programming block, including "Card Sharks," "Celebrity Family Feud," "Holey Moley" and "Press Your Luck"; star-making sensation "American Idol"; reality phenomenon "Shark Tank"; "The Bachelor" franchise; long-running hits "Dancing with the Stars" and "America's Funniest Home Videos"; "General Hospital," which has aired for more than 55 years on the network; and late-night talk show "Jimmy Kimmel Live!"; as well as the critically acclaimed hit special "Live in Front of a Studio Audience: Norman Lear's 'All in the Family' and 'The Jeffersons.'" The network also boasts some of television's most prestigious awards shows, including "The Oscars(R)," "The CMA Awards" and the "American Music Awards." ABC programming can also be viewed on ABC.com, the ABC app and Hulu.

About Fremantle

Fremantle is one of the largest and most successful creators, producers and distributors of scripted and unscripted content in the world. A global entertainment powerhouse, Fremantle has an outstanding international network of production teams, companies and labels in over 30 countries. Fremantle produces in excess of 12,000 hours of original programming, roll out more than 70 formats and air 400 programs a year worldwide. The group distributes over 20,000 hours of content in more than 200 territories. Fremantle is also a world leader in digital and branded entertainment, with more than 370 million subscribers across 1,500 social channels and over 100 billion views across all platforms. Fremantle is part of RTL Group, a global leader across broadcast, content and digital, itself a division of the international media giant Bertelsmann.





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