Tom Bergeron to host ‘Tic-Tac-Dough’ game show remake in preparation for NBCUTheWrap

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Former “Dancing With the Stars” host Tom Bergeron is set to host a remake of the “Tic-Tac-Dough” game show currently in the works at NBCUniversal, TheWrap has learned.

The project, which is in the development phase and has already shot a pilot, comes from the old “Jeopardy!” and “Wheel of Fortune” executive producer Harry Friedman and Village Roadshow Television.

Based on the classic game of tic-tac-toe, “Tic-Tac-Dough” is described as a game show that “Sees candidates answering questions in various categories in order to put an X or an O on the board.” “

The original “Tic-Tac-Dough”, which was produced by Jack Barry and Dan Enright’s Barry & Enright Productions, aired from 1956 to 1959 on NBC as a prime-time and daytime series. In 1978, the game show moved to CBS as a strictly daytime show. It then became a syndicated program in 1986, with a revival, also a syndicated series, premiered in 1990.x

If the show is serially ordered on a network or streaming platform, it would mark Bergeron’s return to television since his release of ABC’s “Dancing with the Stars”. He hosted the dance competition from 2005-19, along with Erin Andrews, and was replaced by Tyra Banks in July 2020.

“Just informed that @DancingABC will continue without me,” Bergeron tweeted on July 13 of last year, announcing its release. “It was an incredible 15 year race and the most unexpected gift of my career. I am grateful for this and for the long-standing friendships made. That said, now what am I supposed to do with all those glitter masks? “

“Tom Bergeron will forever be part of the Dancing with the Stars family,” producers of ABC and “Dancing With the Stars,” BBC Studios, said in a statement. “As we embark on a new creative direction, he leaves the show with our sincere thanks and gratitude for his wit and charm which helped make this show a success. Erin won’t be coming back either and we appreciate everything she has brought to the ballroom. Fans have been supporting her since she initially competed as a contestant in 2010, and her signature sense of humor has become the hallmark of the series.

Deadline first announced the news of the remake of “Tic-Tac-Dough” hosted by Bergeron.


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