The rapper-turned-TV-personality has signed on to host a revival of the 1970s game indicate, “The Joker’s Wild” on TBS. Snoop will be executive producing the indicate with “apt Morning America” anchor Michael Strahan.
“I’m a huge fan of game shows and ‘The Joker’s Wild’ was my favorite indicate growing up,” Snoop Dogg said in a statement obtained by IndieWire. “It always matched the flavor and personality of Snoop Dogg! Me and the Snoopadelic team are excited to bring back the indicate and establish my own personal touch on it. accumulate ready ya’ll, it’s gonna be a wild ride!”
Like the original version of the indicate, the updated “Joker’s Wild” will feature a large slot machine, though mini-games will replace the straight-up trivia questions. Oh, and the set will be designed to examine like Snoop’s very own casino. It’s probably safe to assume the indicate will be highly entertaining.
Michael Bloom, senior vice president of unscripted series and specials for TNT and TBS, said in a statement that while Snoop may not seem like your typical game indicate host, he’s “a noteworthy fit that brings passion to this game indicate with a laid-back vibe to the casino-inspired craziness surrounding him.”
He added, “This is a labor of savor for Snoop Dogg and Michael Strahan, and a perfect addition to TBS’s comedy lineup.”
This revival isn’t the first for “Joker’s Wild.” The indicate, which originally aired from 1972 to 1975 (then, thanks to syndication, through 1986), was brought back for a brief revival in the early ’90s.
TBS’ revival is set to air sometime later this year.