One of the best parts of staying home sick as a kid was all the daytime tv. Normally I would start off with the Price is Right at 10 am then switch over to TV Land to catch Green Acres or a rerun of I Love Lucy. My mom would make me Lipton's chicken noodle soup with some Ritz Crackers and join me as we switched the channel to turn on reruns of one of my favorite game shows, Supermarket Sweep. As a kid, I dreamed of the day I could be in the store racing through the aisles grabbing the big money makers (meat!). And it looks like that dream may finally come true. Supermarket Sweep is coming back, and it looks better than ever.
Supermarket Sweep is Coming Back to Cable
The iconic tv show got its start on ABC in 1965 with host Bill Malone and featured energetic contestants racing through a grocery store grabbing valuable items during the big sweep. In 1990, Lifetime revived the gameshow with host David Ruperecht but reruns stopped in the early 2000s.
Fremantle Media, the same company who owns Family Feud, American Idol, America's Got Talent, and Let's Make a Deal, is bringing back a reboot of the show once more with former SNL cast member Leslie Jones standing in as the host and executive producer.
According to Country Living, no announcement have been made about where the show will live, however, multiple networks including Netflix, ABC, NBC, and Fox have been reported as bidders on the classic game show. Once a network is picked, the show premiere date will be revealed, as well as how to be a contestant on the show and take part in the super sweep. Until then, pay a little bit more attention at your local grocery store at prices and trivia. You'll never know when you might need to run through your local Publix grabbing all the turkeys your cart can handle.