Leslie Jones to host primetime Supermarket Sweep game show for ABC

Just days before her first Netflix special drops, Leslie Jones has earned herself another gig in her post-SNL life: Game show host.

Jones already has appeared on multiple game-show revivals with ABC as a celebrity guest. Now ABC has tapped her to host the new version of Supermarket Sweep.

The original format dates back to ABC during 1965-1967, before becoming a global and syndicated sensation. Jones will host an initial 10-episode order, to begin production this spring.

“I’ve always dreamed of being on Supermarket Sweep,” Jones said. “Seriously, I tried out for the show years ago; and after getting turned away, I knew I’d have to take matters into my own hands. Being able to bring the iconic game show back to life on ABC is my ultimate redemption story!”

Supermarket Sweep is the perfect addition to ABC’s strong lineup of classic game show revivals, and we struck gold having Leslie Jones as the host and executive producer,” said Karey Burke, president, ABC Entertainment. “The original version was one of my all-time favorites. I can’t wait for it to be reintroduced with Leslie’s fresh and unique take on the classic supermarket race, which will undoubtedly appeal to an entirely new generation of viewers.”

Supermarket Sweep is produced by Fremantle. Executive producers include Jones, Hunter Seidman and Jennifer Mullin, Alycia Rossiter and Wes Kauble.

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