The new ‘Gong Show’s host sure seems like a familiar face

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The new ‘Gong Show’s host sure seems like a familiar face
Veteran British comedian Tommy Maitland makes his American TV debut as the host of “The Gong Show,” ABC’s reboot of the goofy ’70s series premiering Thursday at 10 p.m. Maitland started his show-biz career in the late ’50s, working in radio (“The Whosey Whats”) and later on movies and on TV, including “He Wore a…
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ABC revives 'The Gong Show,' but does it still work in a world rife with amateurs?

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ABC revives 'The Gong Show,' but does it still work in a world rife with amateurs?
The ’70s staple is back, and essentially unaltered.
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‘The Gong Show’ is back and it’s still bonkers

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‘The Gong Show’ is back and it’s still bonkers
The Gong Show Thursday, 10 p.m., ABC Hosted by Chuck Barris, “The Gong Show” (1976-1980) was a circus sideshow with some of the weirdest acts of the day. Though the series lived on with other hosts, it is most closely identified with Barris, who died this past March. A new iteration of the show was…
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'The Gong Show': New Host Sparks Major Mike Myers Comparisons

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'The Gong Show': New Host Sparks Major Mike Myers Comparisons
The internet is going wild over new “Gong Show” host Tommy Maitland, whom many say is really Mike Myers in an epic disguise. ABC has yet to confirm, but “Tommy” says he really needed the gig! Get a look for yourself in this sneak peek. “The Gong Show” premieres June 22 on ABC.
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‘Gong Show’ creator Chuck Barris dies at 87

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‘Gong Show’ creator Chuck Barris dies at 87
Chuck Barris, whose game show empire included “The Dating Game,” ”The Newlywed Game” and that infamous factory of cheese, “The Gong Show,” died at 87. Barris died of natural causes Tuesday afternoon at his home in Palisades, New York, according to publicist Paul Shefrin, who announced the death on behalf of Barris’ family. Barris made…
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