Ladies and gents, start your engines shopping carts. Supermarket Sweep, the iconic ’90s game show, is making a comeback.
Today, FremantleMedia announced it has obtained the global rights to revive the classic shopping TV series Supermarket Sweep and has every intention of bringing the binge-worthy grocery games back to the small screen. According to Vasha Wallace, EVP of global acquisitions and development, “The time is ripe to bring back this all-time favorite game show which has traveled with such success over the years. Now, modern technology allows us the opportunity to update the show, making it relevant for a 21st century audience.”
The original Supermarket Sweep aired on ABC from 1965 to 1967 and made its first comeback on Lifetime from 1990 to 1995, which was followed by a short-lived revival on PAX (DBA Ion) in 2007. The TV phenomenon featured contestants competing in a series of challenges based on the prices of products and merchandise found in the average supermarket.
No further details on the network or premiere date have been released. If you need us, we’ll be working on our “go wild in the aisles” dance.