Supermarket Sweep

Supermarket Sweep is an American television game show. The format combined an ordinary team-based quiz shows with the novel concept of a live, timed race through a supermarket. In the timed race, cameras followed the teams with shopping carts through a large vacated supermarket with several aisles; the value of items thrown into the cart determined the winning team. The original show was broadcast on ABC from December 20, 1965 to July 14, 1967. Revivals aired on Lifetime from February 5, 1990 to May 26, 1995 (with reruns until August 14, 1998, and on PAX from April 5, 1999 to March 31, 2000) and later on PAX from April 3, 2000 to May 23, 2003, with reruns until March 26, 2004.

ABC's Supermarket Sweep was broadcast from Food Fair supermarkets, mostly around New York City. For the Lifetime version, a mock supermarket was created at Hollywood Center Studios. It was modeled after a Hughes Market until September 1993, when it was remodeled again after a Unified Western Market. The PAX version was staged in the same set and studio as the Lifetime version. Beginning in September 2001, the show moved to NBC Studios.

The host for the 1965–1967 ABC version was Bill Malone. The announcers were Wally King from 1965 to 1966, and Richard Hayes from 1966 to 1967, with Johnny Olson and Gene Wood as frequent substitutes during those years. The host for the 1990–1995 Lifetime version and the 2000–2003 PAX version was David Ruprecht. The announcer was Johnny Gilbert from 1990 to 1995 and again from April to September 2000, and then Randy West for the rest of the show's run.

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