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Leslie Jones to Host Supermarket Sweep Reboot

Leslie Jones Will Host a Reboot of Supermarket Sweep After Leaving SNL

LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 17:  Leslie Jones attends the 70th Emmy Awards at Microsoft Theatre on September 17, 2018 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images)

ICYMI, Saturday Night Live's fabulously funny Leslie Jones is leaving the late-night show after five years of writing and performing in some of our favourite skits. But the 51-year-old comedian and actress already has big plans lined up, namely hosting a reboot of the 1960s (and later 1990s) game show classic Supermarket Sweep!

For anyone who didn't grow up watching this show in the '90s and early aughts, the game show is set in a faux grocery store and challenges contestants to race through the aisles to throw as many expensive items into their shopping cart as possible to beat the opposing team. The team with the highest-valued cart wins, and I, for one, am ready to shop.

The show, produced by Fremantle, doesn't have a release date yet. In the meantime, though, we can look forward to Jones's other projects, including her first stand-up comedy special on Netflix, a role in the Coming to America sequel, and a role starring alongside Kristen Bell in Queenpins.

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