The Gong Show is an amateur talent contest put out by Sony Pictures Television and premiered on NBC’s daytime schedule from June 14, 1976, through July 21, 1978, and in first-run syndication from 1976 to 1980 and 1988 to 1989. The series was revived in 2017 for an exclusive broadcast on ABC.
The show was originally created and produced by Chuck Barris, who also served as the host. “The Gong show” is currently executive produced by Will Arnett and hosted by Mike Myers under the guise of Tommy Maitland, a fictional character.
The format of the Show is well known for its absurdist humor and style, handing over a small cash prize; which is typically awarded to each show’s winner.
The Gong Cast: Who’s in it?
Mike Myers is returning as the show’s host under the guise of the universally loved fictional character, Tommy Maitland. Season 1 also featured Will Arnett as the Judge, Amy Gunther and Bill lewis and they will be returning for the second season. The Gong season 1 featured several celebrity judges as well, so get ready to meet several celebrities as the judges for the upcoming second season.
The Gong Plot: What is it about?