'Supermarket Sweep' headed back to TV


HOUSTON – Beloved game show "Supermarket Sweep" is headed back to TV, according to the media company Fremantle Media.

The company said it has acquired rights to the show, which was first created in 1965. The show was most popular in the 1990s and aired until 2003. At least three hosts have been at the helm of the show: Randy West, Johnny Gilbert and David Ruprecht.

If you don’t remember -- Supermarket Sweep sees players step inside a special supermarket where three teams of two battle it out using their shopping skills and knowledge of merchandise to win cash prizes.

Players must answer pop culture questions and solve puzzles based on the products and merchandise found in the supermarkets around the world. Contestants must shop smarter and faster than their rivals.

The show culminates in an all-or-nothing trolley dash, where the successful team has to beat the clock and hunt down items hidden among the supermarket aisles and shelves.

There’s no word yet on when the show will return to TV. 

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