ABC is switching things up. Today, the network announced they are changing the timeslots for Take Two and The Gong Show.
Based on the 1970s game show, The Gong Show is hosted by Tommy Maitland (Mike Myers) and features performers with unique talents who face off in hopes of impressing a rotating panel of three celebrity judges. Meanwhile, Take Two stars Rachel Bilson and Eddie Cibrian as an actress and private investigator who team up to solve crimes.
Next Thursday, July 19th, ABC will air Take Two at 8 p.m. ET/PT and The Gong Show will follow at 10 p.m. ET/PT.
You can read more about the schedule change below:
AFTER NARROWLY ESCAPING MULTIPLE ATTEMPTS ON HIS LIFE, A TERRIFIED MAN HIRES EDDIE AND SAM TO STOP THE HITMAN THAT HE HIMSELF HIRED, ON ABC’S ‘TAKE TWO’
“Death Becomes Him” – A terminally ill man hires Eddie and Sam to protect him from the very hitman he hired to make his death look like an accident. When he discovers he was misdiagnosed and is going to live, he fears for his life. Together, Eddie and Sam must keep him safe and in hiding long enough to find and stop his hired killer but soon learn that the hitman isn’t the only one after him, on “Take Two,” THURSDAY, JULY 19 (8:00-9:00 p.m. EDT), on The ABC Television Network, streaming and on demand.
“Take Two” stars Rachel Bilson as Sam, Eddie Cibrian as Eddie, Xavier DeGuzman as Berto, Aliyah O’Brien as Christine and Alice Lee as Monica.
“Death Becomes Him” was written by Dan Fesman and directed by Holly Dale.
“Take Two” is broadcast in 720 Progressive (720P), ABC’s selected HDTV format with a 5.1-channel surround sound. This episode carries a TV-PG, LV parental guideline.
“Take Two” is created and executive produced by Terri Edda Miller and Andrew W. Marlowe, along with Studiocanal TV’s Rola Bauer and Tandem Productions’ Tim Halkin. The pilot was directed by John Terlesky. “Take Two” is produced by Tandem Productions and MilMar Pictures in co-production with ABC Studios. “Take Two” was co-developed and co-financed by ABC, VOX and France 2.
TONIGHT’S ACTS INCLUDE FLEXIBLE CONTORTIONISTS, DANCING UNICORNS AND POGO STICK TRICKS, ON ABC’S ‘THE GONG SHOW’
Celebrity Judges Are Selma Blair, Ken Jeong and Yvette Nicole Brown
“Episode 207 (Selma Blair, Ken Jeong, Yvette Nicole Brown)” – The iconic and irreverent talent show competition, “The Gong Show,” makes its way into the 21st century with a bang, celebrating unusually talented and unique performers on a prime-time stage. Celebrity judges Selma Blair, Ken Jeong and Yvette Nicole Brown are set to praise, critique and gong performers, on “The Gong Show,” THURSDAY, JULY 19 (10:00-11:00 p.m. EDT), on The ABC Television Network, streaming and on demand.
Mike Myers stars as your host, British comedic legend Tommy Maitland. Music is provided by the house band Wilder Zoby and the Gong Show Orchestra.
Tonight’s acts include flexible contortionists, dancing unicorns, pogo stick tricks and a tap dancer with beer cans on his feet.
At the end of the show, the winning act with the highest judges’ scores will receive a fabulous “The Gong Show” trophy and a check for $2,000 and 18 cents.
“The Gong Show” is produced by Den of Thieves, Electric Avenue Productions and Principato Young Entertainment in association with Sony Pictures Television and is taped in front of a live audience. “The Gong Show” is executive produced by Will Arnett, Peter Principato, Marc Forman, Jesse Ignjatovic, Evan Prager, Mike Myers, Jason Weinberg and Conrad Green. Jared Morell, Jordan Barrow, David Bohnert and Chris Choun are co-executive producers.”
What do you think? Do you watch The Gong Show and/or Take Two?