The Gong Show is a ‘family show with naughty edges,’ says producer

Let the gonging begin!

In anticipation of Thursday night’s ABC revival of The Gong Show — a cheesy but oh-so-beloved talent show from the ’70s that was created and hosted by Chuck Barris for NBC — we asked executive producer Conrad Green to give us an idea of what to expect from the host, the gong, and those crazy talents.

ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY: What did you try to bring from the old show, and what did you feel a need to update?

CONRAD GREEN: I think the most important thing we tried to bring from the old show was the sense of anarchy, trying to make it feel really individual and memorable and get it done with flavor. I think what you’re talking about in terms of the nostalgia for the show, it’s a huge part of it. It’s a feel. People of a generation remember

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