The Gong Show

The Gong Show is an updated version of the original The Gong Show, created and produced by Chuck Barris that aired on NBC in daytime from 1976 through 1978, and in first-run syndication from 1976 to 1980 and 1988 to 1989. Barris hosted the show on NBC and from 1977 to 1980 in syndication. The Gong Show was known for its free-wheeling style, absurdist humor, and the titular gong used by the judges to cut short bad auditions. A similar element, a buzzer, is being used on America's Got Talent, a variety show in the tradition of The Gong Show.

Show Info

Airs on: United States ABC (2017 - now)
Schedule: Thursdays at 20:00 (60 min)
Status: Running
Show Type: Variety
Genres: Comedy Music
Episodes ordered: 10 episodes

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Rob Riggle, Ed Helms, Regina Hall

Episode 2x09; Aug 23, 2018

Celebrity judges Rob Riggle, Ed Helms, and Regina Hall are set to praise, critique and gong performers, including a water-bottle ballet, shadow puppetry, a dancer with four legs, and a man who spits and does tricks with ping pong balls.

Previous Episodes

Episode NameAirdateTrailer
2x08: Chris Sullivan, Natasha Leggero, Mark CubanAug 9, 2018
2x07: Rob Riggle, Ken Jeong, Kristen SchaalAug 2, 2018
2x06: Alyson Hannigan, Will Arnett, Lil Rel HoweryJul 26, 2018
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