Match Game came back. The $100,000 Pyramid came back. So why did it take so long for ’70s game show sensation The Gong Show to get a reboot of its own? Well, to do justice to the show’s original creator and host, Chuck Barris, they couldn’t do it until they’d found the absolutely perfect host to take the reins, and producers think they found him in Tommy Maitland. Haven’t heard of him? He’s got quite an extensive and exotic résumé, which he shared with us (Click on the media bar below to hear Tommy Maitland)

And if that all sounds a little far-fetched, well, it is. Tommy Maitland is a Mike Myers character, and everyone knows Myers didn’t join the British Army until he was 16. The Gong Show airs Thursday nights at 8/7c on ABC.

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