Leslie Jones to Host ‘Supermarket Sweep’ Game Show Reboot
Following the news of her departure from the cast of Saturday Night Live, Leslie Jones will return to the small screen to host a revival of Supermarket Sweep, the classic TV game show.
The revival will be produced by British media company Fremantle, with Jones credited as executive producer. Deadline reports that multiple networks are currently in a bidding war for the show, including ABC, NBC, Fox and Netflix. Jones is already set to appear as a contestant on ABC’s revival of The $100,000 Pyramid, facing off against Rosie O’Donnell. She also has an upcoming comedy special in the works with Netflix.
In the original Supermarket Sweep, created by Al Howard, contestants race around a supermarket and collect as many high-value grocery items in their shopping cart as they can before time runs out. The team with the most valuable items in their cart wins. The show originally ran from 1965 to 1967 on ABC, followed by a Nineties revival on Lifetime and an early aughts revival on Pax.
Jones’ upcoming big screen projects include a role in the Coming to America sequel, as well as starring alongside Kristen Bell in the “coupon cartel” film Queenpins.