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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"
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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)
Returns in Midseason 2018 (Exact Date TBA)
BROADCAST HISTORY:
6/22/17 - ???
STATUS:
returning in 2018/2019 (date TBA)
TIME SLOT:
not on the schedule
CURRENT SEASON:
2 (10 episodes)
ADDITIONAL NOTES:
renewed through the 2017-18 season (the show's second of 10 episodes) on 1/8/18
DESCRIPTION:
(from ABC's press release, January 2018) ABC has announced that it won't be gonging its popular summer series "The Gong Show" and has renewed it for a second season. Celebrated film and television actor/comedian Mike Myers has finally confirmed the rumor that he is, indeed, the show's host - British comedic legend Tommy Maitland. "Being the host of 'The Gong Show' is a blast! Pure fun," said Myers. "It is with great delight that I can finally admit that there is indeed a Tommy Maitland, and that I portray him." "The Gong Show," which is executive produced by actor/comedian Will Arnett, will go into production later this year, and an airdate will be announced at a future date. "I was just as surprised as the next guy when I heard 'The Gong Show''s host, Tommy Maitland, was a character portrayed by the insanely talented Mike Myers," Arnett revealed. "Despite this shocking news, I'm in total awe of the man, and we are so fortunate to have him as our brilliant host." Last summer, the iconic and irreverent talent show competition made its way into the 21st century with a bang, celebrating unusually talented and unique performers on a primetime stage for 10 episodes. A revolving panel of judges featuring Hollywood's biggest stars, often including Will Arnett, praised, critiqued and gonged contestants in this revival of one of TV's all-time great variety shows. Most performers went home with their unique talent that only a mother can love, but the winning act with the highest judges' score received "The Gong Show" trophy and a check.
PRINCIPAL CAST INFORMATION:
· Mike Myers as Tommy Maitland (Host)
RECURRING/PREVIOUS CAST INFORMATION:
· Jeffrey Ross as Host (WB Pilot)
CREW INFORMATION:
· Chris Choun as CO-EP
· Conrad Green as EP
· David Bohnert as CO-EP
· Evan Prager as EP
· Jared Morell as CO-EP
· Jason Weinberg as EP
· Jesse Ignjatovic as EP
· Jordan Barrow as CO-EP
· Marc Forman as EP
· Michael Davies as EP (WB Pilot)
· Mike Myers as EP
· 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