In this year of classic game show reboots, The Joker's Wild gets a 21st Century remake later this year on TBS. The host will be Snoop Dogg.
TBS announced the rebooted series as part of Turner's upfront presentation Wednesday in New York.
"When you hear the words 'game show host,' Snoop Dogg probably isn't the first name to pop into your head," said Michael Bloom, senior vice president of unscripted series and specials for TNT and TBS. "But it turns out he is a great fit that brings passion to this game show with a laid-back vibe to the casino-inspired craziness surrounding him. This is a labor of love for Snoop Dogg and Michael Strahan, and a perfect addition to TBS's comedy lineup."
Snoop Dogg and Strahan will be executive producers of the new series, being produced by Sony Pictures Television in association with Turner's Studio T. Constance Schwartz-Morini (Religion of Sports), for SMAC, Ted Chung (Martha & Snoop's Potluck Dinner Party), for Snoopadelic Films, and Vincent Rubino (The $100,000 Pyramid) will also serve as executive producers on the series.
"I'm a huge fan of game shows and The Joker's Wild was my favorite show growing up," said Snoop Dogg. "It always matched the flavor and personality of Snoop Dogg! Me and the Snoopadelic team are excited to bring back the show and put my own personal touch on it. Get ready y'all, it's gonna be a wild ride!"
TBS's updated take on the classic game show will go beyond the traditional trivia slot machine as the set's only backdrop, and set Snoop's Joker's Wild in his very own casino. While the gigantic slot machine remains a major feature, entertaining mini-games replace the straight trivia questions. Giant dice, playing cards, street-wise questions and problem solving, not just book smarts, rule the floor with all the action is controlled by the one and only Snoop D-O Double G.
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