ABC announced today that it will bring back a series that had a successful run last summer, renewing its revival of “The Gong Show” for a second season.
Additionally, Mike Myers confirmed that he is the show’s host, “British comedic legend Tommy Maitland,” as was widely suspected.
“Being the host of ‘The Gong Show’ is a blast! Pure fun,” said Myers. “It is with great delight that I can finally admit that there is indeed a Tommy Maitland, and that I portray him.”
“The Gong Show,” executive produced by actor and comedian Will Arnett, will go into production later this year, with an airdate to be announced later.
Said Arnett: “I was just as surprised as the next guy when I heard ‘The Gong Show’s’ host, Tommy Maitland, was a character portrayed by the insanely talented Mike Myers. Despite this shocking news, I’m in total awe of the man, and we are so fortunate to have him as our brilliant host.”
“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 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.