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GONG SHOW, THE
Air Date: Thursday, June 22, 2017
Time Slot: 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST on ABC
Episode Title: (#102) "Will Arnett, Ken Jeong, Zack Galifianakis"
[NOTE: The following article is a press release issued by the aforementioned network and/or company. Any errors, typos, etc. are attributed to the original author. The release is reproduced solely for the dissemination of the enclosed information.]

TONIGHT'S ACTS INCLUDE A WOMAN WHO PLAYS THE HARMONICA WHILE A TARANTULA SITS IN HER MOUTH, A UNICYCLER WHO PLAYS FLAMING BAGPIPES, AND A MARRIED COUPLE PERFORMING A CHOREOGRAPHED BANANA SPITTING ROUTINE, ON THE PREMIERE OF ABC'S 'THE GONG SHOW'

Celebrity Judges Are Will Arnett, Ken Jeong and Zach Galifianakis

"Episode 102" - "The Gong Show" makes it triumphant return to television, as the iconic and irreverent talent show competition makes its way into the 21st century with a bang! Celebrity judges Will Arnett, Ken Jeong and Zach Galifianakis are set to praise, critique and gong unusually talented and unique performers, on the premiere of "The Gong Show," THURSDAY, JUNE 22 (10:00-11:00 p.m. EDT), on The ABC Television Network.

British comedic legend Tommy Maitland hosts.

Tonight's acts include a unicycler - dressed in a yeti suit - playing flaming bagpipes, a married couple performing a choreographed banana spitting routine, a woman who plays the harmonica with a tarantula in her mouth, an obsessed fan who serenades judge Will Arnett with opera, and a scary wrestler who sings a children's lullaby.

At the end of the show, the winning act with the highest judges' scores will receive a fabulous "The Gong Show" trophy and a check for $2,000 and 17 cents.

"The Gong Show" is produced by Den of Thieves, Electric Avenue Productions and Principato Young Entertainment in association with Sony Pictures Television and is taped in front of a live audience. "The Gong Show" is executive produced by Will Arnett, Evan Prager, Jesse Ignjatovic, Conrad Green, Peter Principato and Marc Forman. Jared Morell, Jordan Barrow, David Bohnert, Chris Choun and Dan Norris are co-executive producers.

"The Gong Show" is broadcast in 720 Progressive (720P), ABC's selected HDTV format with a 5.1 channel surround sound. A TV parental guideline will be assigned closer to the airdate.

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GONG SHOW, THE (ABC)
BROADCAST HISTORY:
6/22/17 - ???
STATUS:
currently airing (summer 2017)
TIME SLOT:
thursdays from 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST
CURRENT SEASON:
1 (10 episodes)
DESCRIPTION:
(from ABC's press release, April 2017) Get ready for the return of television's most irreverent talent show competition, "The Gong Show," executive produced by actor/comedian Will Arnett. Every episode will celebrate unusually talented and unique performers on a primetime stage. A revolving panel of judges featuring Hollywood's hottest stars praise, critique and gong contestants in one of TV's all-time great variety shows.
PRINCIPAL CAST INFORMATION:
· Tommy Maitland as Host
RECURRING/PREVIOUS CAST INFORMATION:
· Jeffrey Ross as Host (WB Pilot)
CREW INFORMATION:
· Conrad Green as EP
· Evan Prager as EP
· Jared Morell as CO-EP
· Jesse Ignjatovic as EP
· Jordan Barrow as CO-EP
· Marc Forman as CO-EP
· Michael Davies as EP (WB Pilot)
· Peter Principato as EP
· Will Arnett as EP
GENRE(S):
· game show
STUDIO INFORMATION:
· Den of Thieves
· Electric Avenue Productions
· Principato-Young Entertainment
· Sony Pictures Television