Leslie Jones to host ABC revival of ‘Supermarket Sweep’

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FILE – This Sept. 17, 2018 file photo shows Leslie Jones at the 70th Primetime Emmy Awards in Los Angeles. The former “Saturday Night Live” star will host a new version of the game-show “Supermarket Sweep,” which originally aired on ABC from 1965-67. The show follows three teams of two as they compete using their grocery shopping skills and knowledge of merchandise to win cash prizes. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)

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PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — Leslie Jones is joining the ranks of television game-show hosts.

The former “Saturday Night Live” star will host a new version of “Supermarket Sweep,” which originally aired on ABC from 1965-67.

The show follows three teams of two as they compete using their grocery shopping skills and knowledge of merchandise to win cash prizes.

Revivals aired on other networks in the 1990s and 2000s. The show was adapted for overseas markets and recently relaunched in the United Kingdom.

ABC said Wednesday that production on 10 episodes will begin in the spring. An air date will be announced later.

Jones will be an executive producer. She says she tried out unsuccessfully for the show years ago, and bringing it back to life “is my ultimate redemption story.”

Jones has a Netflix stand-up special “Leslie Jones: Time Machine” airing later this month and has a voice role in the upcoming “Angry Birds 2.”

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