When will the gong sound on Mike Meyers’ “Tommy Maitland” schtick? Has The Gong Show TV show been cancelled or renewed for a second season on ABC? The television vulture is watching all the latest cancellation and renewal news, so this page is the place to track the status of The Gong Show season two. Bookmark it, or subscribe for the latest updates. Remember, the television vulture is watching your shows. Are you?
What’s This TV Show About?
Airing on the ABC television network, The Gong Show is a wacky amateur talent competition, hosted by “British comedic legend Tommy Maitland” (Mike Myers). Celebrity judges include Will Arnett, Ken Jeong, Zach Galifianakis, Alison Brie, Andy Samberg, Elizabeth Banks, Joel McHale, Dana Carvey, Will Forte, Jack Black, and Anthony Anderson.
Performers with unique talents face off in hopes of impressing a rotating panel of three celebrity judges. When a judge determines an act does not deserve a score, he or she can grab the mallet, strike the gong, and eliminate the contestant, as long as the other judges don’t prevent that from happening. When an act pleases the judges, they allow the performer(s) to complete it, at which time the judges award between 0 and 10 points. At the end of each episode, the performer or act with the highest score wins The Gong Show trophy and a check for $2,000.17.
Season One Ratings
While ABC has been having some ratings success with game show revivals, The Gong Show has been underperforming. While I want to think that ABC will renew it for a second season, the ratings lead me to believe that it will be cancelled. I’ll keep an eye on the Nielsens and update this page with any developments. Subscribe for free updates on any Gong Show cancellation or renewal news.
1/8 update: Well, I guess I have to make other dinner plans. ABC has renewed The Gong Show for season two. Details here.
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