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ABC Renews ‘The Gong Show’ for a Second Season

ABC’s revival of The Gong Show is returning with another batch of episodes. According to The Wrap, the network has officially renewed the Will Arnett-produced series, which was originally ordered back in October 2016, for a second season, which [...]

By Megh Wright

Mike Myers: Auteur

People weren’t quite sure what to make of Mike Myers’ (alleged) hosting gig as Tommy Maitland on the new Gong Show. Why the makeup? Why the backstory? “The novelty of Maitland’s presence on The Gong Show, however, becomes tired quickly,” wrote [...]

By Bethy Squires

Remembering Chuck Barris, Accidental Comedy Pioneer

When she stumbles upon me chuckling at something she finds bewildering, my wife periodically asks me, “Is this that anti-comedy you like?” She’s invariably referring to something that I enjoy but that she finds unfunny, dumb, and weird for the [...]

By Nathan Rabin

Will Arnett Is Producing a ‘Gong Show’ Revival at ABC

ABC is bringing back '70s game show The Gong Show with some help from Will Arnett. The network announced today that it's ordered ten episodes of a Gong Show revival with Arnett attached as a co-executive producer. Every episode will feature a [...]

By Megh Wright

The Inspired Insanity of The Gong Show

Forget Pet Rocks and bell bottoms. If you want evidence the seventies were the strangest decade in American history, feast your eyes on The Gong Show, the brief-but-oh-so-memorable game show that aired from 1976 through 1980, in a daytime [...]

By Rob Bates