Rumor has it that 'Saturday Night Live' alumni Leslie Jones, who recently announced her departure from the late-night comedy program, will serve as the executive producer and host of 'Supermarket Sweep'.
It is time to get excited and imagine that you're in the midst of an aisle which lets you pick anything out from a supermarket because a Supermarket Sweep reboot is on its way! How exciting can it be, that it's coming back to television? The iconic game show debuted on ABC in 1965 with host Bill Malone. Contestants of the show would race through the aisles of a grocery store as they attempted to pack their carts with the most valuable items on the shelves.
The only TV show I ever want back is Supermarket Sweep.— Meg (@hotmesshusker) August 28, 2019
This was my childhood dream. pic.twitter.com/4EkcoJVmJ4
Sure, there was a revival of the series featuring David Ruperecht that premiered on Lifetime in 1990, but Supermarket Sweep hasn't been on the air since reruns stopped in the early 2000s. Now, more than a decade later, Fremantle, a British production company, is working to bring the show back to tv for fans who have missed seeing contestants go ballistic in the supermarket.
I CANNOT CONTAIN MY EXCITEMENT. START THROWING TURKEYS GUYS, THIS IS BIG pic.twitter.com/hQhrydS3Hj— Haleigh Hoffman (@HaleighHoffman) August 28, 2019
Rumor has it that the news of the show's reboot is already creating a lot of buzz, solely because of who's involved in the project. Deadline reported that Saturday Night Live alum Leslie Jones, who recently announced her departure from the late-night comedy program, will serve as the executive producer and host of Supermarket Sweep. Now, if this is true, most of us are going to be clutching our sides from all the laughing, I tell you.
Sadly, as we wait with bated breaths, there's been no official announcement about when the show will go live, but multiple networks—including Netflix, ABC, NBC, and Fox—are reportedly bidding on it. That's some crazy demand for a show in a supermarket. Although the revival is just now becoming a reality, news about Supermarket Sweep making a comeback was first announced by Fremantle in 2017.
"The time is ripe to bring back this all-time favorite game show which has traveled with such success over the years," Vasha Wallace, the Executive Vice President of Global Acquisitions and Development, said at the time. "Now, modern technology allows us the opportunity to update the show, making it relevant for a 21st-century audience." As it is fans are nostalgic about the show, and to mention Leslie being a part of it only made them lose their marbles.