Thursday, August 18, 2022

Leslie Jones to Host Reboot of Classic TV Game Show ‘Supermarket Sweep’

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*We previously reported… Leslie Jones is set to depart “Saturday Night Live” ahead of its 45th season in September.

The comedian is reportedly in high demand, so she’s leaving NBC’s popular late-night sketch-comedy series after five seasons, to pursue other projects according to TMZ.

One of these projects is “Supermarket Sweep,” a reboot of the classic TV game show that Jones will be hosting and executive producing. Apparently, there are multiple networks bidding on tit, both traditional broadcasters and streamers, including ABC, NBC, Fox and Netflix, via MSN.com

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In “Supermarket Sweep,” contestants race around a supermarket with a shopping cart, collecting as many pricey food items as they can within a specified time limit. The team that has the most valuables in their cart at the end of the race wins.

“Supermarket Sweep” originally aired on ABC from 1965-67. It was revived by Lifetime from 1990-95 and Pax from 1999-2003.

Jones is currently filming the “Coming to America” sequel with Eddie Murphy but she won’t be on the SNL set on Dec. 21 when Murphy hosts the show for the first time in 35 years.

The original “Coming to America” film follows Eddie Murphy as Prince Akeem from the fictional African nation, Zamunda, as he sets off on a journey to Queens, New York, to find himself a wife. People notes that this time around, Akeem will return to America 30 years later with hopes of finding his long-lost son.

Meanwhile, Jones also has a comedy special in the works with Netflix, and will appear on ABC’s revival of “The$100,000 Pyramid,” facing off against Rosie O’Donnell.

Ny MaGee
Ny MaGee is an entertainment reporter with over 15 years of experience working in the film industry in areas including production and post-production, marketing, distribution, and acquisitions. She has worked for legendary film producer Roger Corman, Quentin Tarantino's production team at Miramax, the late Larry Flynt, MTV/ VH1, Hallmark Channel, Paramount, Jim Henson Co., Parade Magazine, and various LA-based companies representing above-the-line talent.

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