Netflix is among those in the running for the streaming rights of the rebooted Supermarket Sweep. Freemantle is currently redeveloping the show with a new host you might be familiar with. Here’s what we know so far.
Leslie Jones who recently had a multi-year stint on Saturday Night Live as well as appearing in Sony’s Ghostbusters is scheduled to host the new show.
Supermarket Sweep, a well-known game show, first aired on ABC in 1965. Since then, the show has been adapted for international and local audiences by Lifetime and PAX.
Deadline reports that Netflix is one of the potential buyers for the rebooted Supermarket Sweep. They note that Leslie Jones has a special comedy for Netflix, but they also point out that NBC has strong connections with Jones, not just with SNL, but also with coverage of the Olympics, which will be happening soon.
Other networks that are vying for Supermarket Sweep include Fox, NBC and ABC.
Over the coming months, Britain will also see a reboot. ITV UK will air its newly painted series in September, with a brand new host and a shiny set. Netflix may choose to only air the US version of the show, but it could decide that international versions are more beneficial.
With the addition of Hyperdrive, and Netflix's recent acquisition of weekly rights for The Great British Bake-Off, game shows are flooding Netflix.
Let's hear from you: Do you think Netflix should bring back Supermarket Sweep? With a different host and set-up? Is it possible to make the show work on Netflix? Please let us know your thoughts in the comments.