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Supermarket Sweep on ABC: Everything We Know

October 18, 2020
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‘Supermarket Sweep’ is ABC’s classic game show that follows a pretty simple format. It is a combination of trivia quizzes and then a race through a supermarket — within a fixed time frame. One of the oldest shows on the channel, ‘Supermarket Sweep’ had originally premiered in 1965. It was then revived multiple times by different networks. Now, the series makes a comeback with a new version, also on ABC. And here is everything you need to know about it.

Supermarket Sweep Season 1 Release Date:

‘Supermarket Sweep’ season 1 releases on October 18, 2020, on ABC, at 8 pm ET/ 7 pm CT. The reboot airs new episodes every Sunday at the same time slot, throughout the Fall season.

Who is the Host of Supermarket Sweep?

The revamped 2020 version of ‘Supermarket Sweep’ is hosted by Leslie Jones. The comedienne and actress is primarily known for featuring as a cast member and writer in ‘Saturday Night Live’. She has also performed in the ‘Just for Laughs’ festival in Montreal and the ‘Aspen Comedy Festival’. Jones is additionally noted for her comedy special, ‘Problem Child’. As an actor, the Primetime Emmy Award nominee has appeared in ‘Ghostbusters’. Her name had appeared in the 2017 Time 100 list of the most influential people in the world.

What is Supermarket Sweep About?

The original fans of ‘Supermarket Sweep’, who had watched the show back in the 60s and then the 90s, cannot help but re-live fond memories of the series’ interesting format. So when ABC announced that it was reviving the title, they could not hold their excitement. And thankfully, although the structure has been polished a bit, the core elements remain the same even in the refreshed version.

In the fast-paced and energetic 2020 edition, the contest follows three teams, comprising two members each, and donning colorful sweatshirts. The teams partake in a series of games and answer grocery-based trivia. They then need to use their grocery shopping skills and knowledge of merchandise to win big cash prizes. The end goal for each team? Climb up to the Super Sweep round. In this last round, they are required to participate in a race against time to try and locate five items in the mega grocery store. The winners bag a grand cash prize of $100,000.

We believe that the reboot will definitely tug at the nostalgic chords of viewers. After all, the original format ran on ABC from 1965 to 1967 and progressed to become an international sensation. As a result, it was revived in the 1990s and then the early 2000s. It was also adapted by 13 global territories, with a new iteration launched in the U.K. as well.

Supermarket Sweep Trailer

You can check out the official trailer for the rebooted version of ‘Supermarket Sweep’ below:

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