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The Gong Show: Season 1 (2017)




Critic Consensus: The Gong Show is an irreverent, satisfying alternative to the polished inspirational aesthetic favored by other TV talent shows.


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Unique performers demonstrate their artistry in front of Hollywood judges in this update of the kitschy '70s talent show, which features the worst performances being cut short by bangs on the titular gong.


Critic Reviews for The Gong Show: Season 1

All Critics (10) | Top Critics (6)

They're probably going to take away my TV critic credentials for saying this, but I actually liked the first episode in ABC's revival of The Gong Show.

June 22, 2017 | Full Review…
Top Critic

The show isn't much different from the 1970s original, which means it's perfect for those who think a couple spitting banana pieces into each other's mouth is just as entertaining as some teenager belting out a Whitney Houston song.

June 22, 2017 | Full Review…

Welcome all cheeky monkeys, and hairy apes as well, to ABC's very live-wire remake of The Gong Show.

June 22, 2017 | Rating: B | Full Review…
Top Critic

I found The Gong Show much more amusing to watch than NBC's America's Got Talent. Where Arnett has done well as a producer is in booking many engagingly eccentric acts.

June 23, 2017 | Full Review…

The overall ridiculousness wears thin at times, but viewers looking to see something "different" will definitely hit paydirt.

June 23, 2017 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Their rating system is unpredictable; what some score as 10, others rate as zero. Not that any of it matters, which is why this may be fun: at least they realize it too.

June 22, 2017 | Full Review…

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