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GONG SHOW, THE
Air Date: Thursday, August 17, 2017
Time Slot: 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST on ABC
Episode Title: (#104) "Joel McHale, Priyanka Chopra, Wendi McLendon-Covey"
[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 HUMAN BOWLING, A COMPETITIVE CUPCAKE EATER AND A DUO PERFORMING ACROBATICS WHILE PLAYING THE UKULELE, ON ABC'S 'THE GONG SHOW'

Celebrity Judges are Joel McHale, Priyanka Chopra and Wendy McLendon-Covey

"Episode 104" - Celebrity judges Joel McHale, "Quantico"'s Priyanka Chopra and "The Goldbergs"' Wendy McLendon-Covey are set to praise, critique and gong unusually talented and unique performers, on "The Gong Show," THURSDAY, AUGUST 17 (10:00-11:00 p.m. EDT), on The ABC Television Network.

British comedic legend Tommy Maitland hosts. Music is provided by the house band Wilder Zoby and the Gong Show Orchestra.

Tonight's acts include human bowling while a band performs a song, teenage twins impersonating President Trump and Vice President Pence, a competitive cupcake eater devouring the sumptuous treats, and a duo performing acrobatics while playing the ukulele.

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:
on hiatus or fate to be determined
TIME SLOT:
completed airing its current season
CURRENT SEASON:
1 (10 episodes)
ADDITIONAL NOTES:
completed airing its first season on 9/7/17; has yet to be renewed for a second season
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