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Like the original series, the new Gong Show will feature a rotating cast of celebrity guest judges including Zach Galifianakis, Alison Brie, Andy Samberg, Elizabeth Banks, Joel Mc Hale, Dana Carvey, Will Forte, Jack Black and Anthony Anderson. “I’ve been a huge fan of Tommy since I first saw his stand-up in the U. Maitland told THR to tell America not to be worried.While he “can be a bit of a cheeky monkey,” he plans “nothing terribly dirty, just a little naughty at times.” Maitland took the gig on The Gong Show after “they waved a tremendous amount of cash under my nose” to counter some “money problems back in England” that came from “some terrible investments.” Maitland also revealed some of the Gong Show catchphrases he’s been working on, like “You’ve got no proof,” which comes from his “second memoir,” which “was titled You’ve Still Got No Proof.” There is no word on whether the network will try and find replacements for original recurring acts like Gene Gene the Dancing Machine or The Unknown Comic.After graduating from the Drexel Institute of Technology in 1953, he took a series of jobs, including book salesman and fight promoter.After being dropped from a low-level job at NBC, he found work at ABC, where he persuaded his bosses to let him open a Hollywood office, from which he launched his game-show empire. He wrote the 1962 hit record 'Palisades Park,' which was recorded by Freddy Cannon.
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, so the timing is perfect,” Holly Jacobs, the executive VP of reality and syndication programming for Sony Pictures Television, said in a statement.
“We’ve found just the right partners to bring back this iconic original.” ABC has already rebooted classic game shows like throwbacks.
“ABC has tapped into the nostalgia and excitement of primetime game shows,” Rob Mills, the senior VP of alternative series, specials and late-night programming, said in a statement.
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