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GONG SHOW, THE [PROGRAM CHANGE]
Air Date: Monday, August 14, 2017
Time Slot: 10:01 PM-11:00 PM EST on ABC
Episode Title: (#101) "Will Arnett, Jennifer Aniston, Jack Black"
[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.]

PROGRAM CHANGE

TONIGHT'S ACTS INCLUDE A POLE-DANCING DINOSAUR, A YOUNG CONTORTIONIST AND A FLAMING HULA HOOP DANCER, ON ABC'S 'THE GONG SHOW'

Celebrity Judges Are Will Arnett, Jennifer Aniston and Jack Black

"Episode 101" - Celebrity judges Will Arnett, Jennifer Aniston and Jack Black are set to praise, critique and gong unusually talented and unique performers, on "The Gong Show," MONDAY, AUGUST 14 (10:01-11:00 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 a pole dancing dinosaur, a flaming Hula Hoop dancer, a young contortionist and a man with his stuffed animals singing a holiday song with animal noises.

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 2018)
TIME SLOT:
thursdays from 8:00 PM-9:00 PM EST
CURRENT SEASON:
2 (10 episodes)
DESCRIPTION:
(from ABC's press release, April 2018) "The Gong Show," which is executive produced by actor/comedian Will Arnett, is set to make its triumphant return to ABC on THURSDAY, JUNE 21 (8:00-9:00 p.m. EDT). Celebrated film and television actor/comedian Mike Myers stars as the show's host - British comedic legend Tommy Maitland. The iconic and irreverent talent show competition makes its way into the 21st century with a bang, celebrating unusually talented and unique performers on a primetime stage. A revolving panel of judges featuring Hollywood's biggest stars praise, critique and gong contestants in this revival of one of TV's all-time great variety shows. This summer, Will Arnett returns as a celebrity judge. Most performers will go home with their unique talent that only a mother can love, but each week, the winning act with the highest judges' score will receive "The Gong Show" trophy and a check. This season promises to bring in even more big-name judges and a new gaggle of contestants who are unafraid to showcase their awesome yet quirky routines.
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