'90s Hit Game Show Supermarket Sweep Is Coming Back to Your TV
Now you don't have to watch grainy YouTube videos.
Get your hands on your buzzers, please. Supermarket Sweep is rolling back onto TV screens near you soon.
In 2017, British entertainment mega company Fremantle Media, which has produced hits like Family Feud and American Idol, announced they were shopping a reboot of the game show Supermarket Sweep to networks in the United States.
Just last month, that revamped game show got a bit more real when the new host's name was made public. Leslie Jones, SNL star and comedienne, announced she was departing the weekend variety show — and that her next act would be in returning her favorite childhood game show to TV.
Jones' over-the-top personality and frenzied energy is an ideal match for Supermarket Sweep, a game show that calls on contestants to hurriedly dash through a grocery store to gather the most expensive items — cheese wheels and sides of beef are the key — or hunt down specific brands for big bucks while a clock ticks.
Knowing what we know now about Jones and her love for the show — which first aired on ABC from 1965 to 1967 and was revived both by Lifetime from 1990 to 1995 and PAX from 2000 to 2003 — we have a good idea where this hilarious SNL skit featuring Melissa McCarthy came from.
There's no word yet on when Fremantle and Jones will begin filming. They still don't have a network secured. But we suspect with the return of many classic ‘90s sitcoms and ‘80s-themed shows [link to Stranger Things Treat Yourself], this reboot will be welcomed with open arms like a cart full of turkeys and expensive baby diapers at the end of a Big Sweep.