Netflix is reportedly among the running to get the streaming rights to the rebooted Supermarket Sweep which is being redeveloped by Freemantle with a new host that you may be familiar with. Here’s what we know so far.
Leslie Jones who recently had a multi-year stint on Saturday Night Live as well as appearing in Sony’s Ghostbusters is scheduled to host the new show.
Supermarket Sweep is a popular game show that first premiered back in 1965 on ABC. The show has since seen numerous reboots and international adaptations with Lifetime and PAX also carrying the show.
Could Netflix be airing Supermarket Sweep?
According to Deadline, Netflix is among the contenders for picking up the rebooted Supermarket Sweep. As they note, Leslie Jones already has a comedy special lined up for streaming service but also notes NBC, one of the other contenders, also has strong links with Jones not only with SNL but with the Olympics coverage too which is just around the corner again.
Among the other networks gunning for Supermarket Sweep includes ABC, NBC, and Fox.
The United Kingdom is also seeing a reboot come to light over the next few months. ITV in the UK is set to air its freshly painted show in September with a new host and a glossy set. If Netflix was to pick up the US version exclusively it may decide that carrying international versions of the show is beneficial too.
Game shows have been coming to Netflix thick and fast in recent years with the recent additions of Hyperdrive and the fact Netflix picked up weekly rights to The Great British Bake-Off.
Now over to you, do you want to see Netflix help bring back Supermarket Sweep with a new host and setup? Do you think it works being on a streamer instead of a traditional network? Let us know in the comments.