The Gong Show
Running time: 30m
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The Gong Show is a franchise of Sony Pictures Television. It was broadcast on NBC's daytime schedule from June 14, 1976 to July 21, 1978 and in first-run syndication from 1976 to 1980 and 1988 to 1989. The show was produced by Chuck Barris, who also hosted the NBC show from 1977 to 1980 The show is best remembered for its absurdist humor and style.
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The Gong Show is an American amateur talent contest franchised by Sony Pictures Television to many countries. It was broadcast on NBC's daytime schedule from June 14, 1976, through July 21, 1978, and in first-run syndication from 1976 to 1980 and 1988 to 1989, and was revived in 2017 for broadcast on ABC. The show was created and originally produced by Chuck Barris, who also served as host for the NBC run and from 1977 to 1980 in syndication. Its most recent version was executive-produced by Will Arnett and hosted by Tommy Maitland, a fictional character performed by Mike Myers (uncredited in Season 1). The Gong Show is known for its absurdist humor and style, with the actual competition secondary to the often outlandish acts presented; a small cash prize has typically been awarded to each show's winner.