According to Deadline, Tom Bergeron is working with former Wheel of Fortune and Jeopardy! Executive producer, Harry Friedman and Village Roadshow Television on the upcoming game show. Bergeron responded to the news by tweeting, “We’re gonna have fun!”
The game’s IMDb states that contestants play by answering questions in order to secure squares on the game board. They play their X or O on the board in order to get three in a row. After that, a winner plays in the bonus round. They then attempt to get another three in a row without accidentally picking a screen (originally a dragon) that will cost them their bonus game winnings.
The show originally aired from July 30, 1956 – October 23, 1959. It then ran for 8 seasons from 1976 to1986 syndicated. It has 45 (CBS Daytime 1978) 1,560 (1978-1986 syndicated run) and 65 (1990 syndicated run) episodes. There has to be a date of when the show will be premiering.
Tom Bergeron Shares More Details About the Game With Bob Saget
During a recent chat with fellow America’s Funniest Home Videos host Bob Saget, Tom Bergeron shared that he was waiting on whether or not the show would be picked up. “We’re hearing, as one does in Hollywood, that there’s ‘great buzz.’ But I’m a New Englander. So it’s not real until it’s real.”
Tom Bergeron also shared with Saget that it’s a good sign that another NBC show called and if he would be available to come do a cameo. He also spoke about working alongside Friedman. “The nicest thing for me is I’m working with Harry Friedman. What was fun for me was to get back on a stage and know that it was still fun.”
Tom Bergeron went on to explain that what’s really important to him is having the environment be good for everyone. He said the best response he received was when he was walking back to his car and one of the young production assistances approached him and said that everyone was having a good time it’s a Monday. “That’s the best.”
Tom Bergeron went on to add that at this point in his career, he is just looking to have a good time on set. “I don’t need to host anything anymore. The only reason I agreed to this particular project became of who came and asked me.”
He also described Friedman as the “Obi-Wan Kenobi” of the game show genre and he was incredibly excited for the project.