Satisfying, uncomplicated, wholesome and fun. These are words we don’t get to throw around a lot in #thesetroubledtimes. But thanks to one of the best game shows of all time, there may be hope for us still. Supermarket Sweep is coming back! Why is this show so fucking great? I don’t know it just is! Why am I so exited? I don’t know I just am!
According to E! News:
FremantleMedia has just announced that they’re planning to bring back the classic game show of our grocery store dreams, Supermarket Sweep, which originally aired on ABC from 1965 through 1967. However, you probably remember the revivals on Lifetime from 1990-1995 and PAX (now Ion Television) from 2000-2003.
Fremantle says that they plan to update the show using “modern technology“”
“Now, modern technology allows us the opportunity to update the show, making it relevant for a 21st century audience. It is a great addition to this year’s MIPCOM slate and given the interest we’ve had already we’re confident that everyone will be as excited for its return as we are.”
Relevant for a 21st century audience? Are they going to film the new show at Whole Foods and give everybody a chance to scream “go for the kombucha and organic camel milk!!” at their TV? Or maybe it will be more of an actual Hunger Games type situation where instead of a buzzer going off at the end there is cannon fire and the face of a starving child is projected overhead.
There is no network attached yet. The producers will shop it at MIPCON, an annual trade show in Cannes, France. Hopefully it will get picked up quickly. Time to start doing wind sprints in the Safeway parking lot and lifting hams at the gym. (Everybody knows you should always go for the hams on Supermarket Sweep.) I may be too dumb for Jeopardy! but I’ve been practicing for Supermarket Sweep my entire adult life.