‘The Gong Show’ renewed by ABC for season 2, Mike Myers finally confirms he’s the host

We hope you’re sitting down for this: The host of “The Gong Show” was actually Mike Myers this whole time, the “Wayne’s World” alum “revealed” on Monday. And oh yeah, ABC has renewed the series for a Season 2.

“Celebrated film and television actor/comedian Mike Myers has finally confirmed the rumor that he is, indeed, the show’s host – British comedic legend Tommy Maitland,” the Disney-owned broadcast network said in a media release, ripping the lid off the worst-kept secret in Hollywood.

“Being the host of ‘The Gong Show’ is a blast! Pure fun,” said Myers. “It is with great delight that I can finally admit that there is indeed a Tommy Maitland, and that I portray him.”

“The Gong Show,” which is executive produced by actor/comedian Will Arnett, will go into production later this year. An airdate will be announced at a future date.

“I was just as surprised as the next guy when I heard ‘The Gong Show’s’ host, Tommy Maitland, was a character portrayed by the insanely talented Mike Myers,” said Arnett. “Despite this shocking news, I’m in total awe of the man, and we are so fortunate to have him as our brilliant host.”

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Mike Myers through the years
SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE -- Episode 15 -- Air Date 03/17/1990 -- Pictured: (l-r) Mike Myers as Dieter, Rob Lowe as Etien during 'Dieter's Dance Party' skit on March 17, 1990 (Photo by Alan Singer/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE -- Episode 13-- Pictured: (l-r) Mike Myers as customer, David Spade as Christy Henderson during 'The Gap' skit on February 13, 1983 (Photo by Al Levine/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE -- Episode 8 -- Pictured: (l-r) Dennis Miller, Mike Myers during the 'Weekend Update' skit on December 9, 1989 -- Photo by: Raymond Bonar/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank
SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE -- Episode 5 -- Pictured: Mike Myers as Lothar during the 'Lothar of the Hill People' skit on November 11, 1989 -- Photo by: Alan Singer/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank
SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE -- Episode 16 -- Pictured: (l-r) Mike Myers as Wayne Campbell, Dana Carvey as Garth Algar during the 'Wayne's World' skit on March 23, 1991 (Photo by Alan Singer/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE -- Episode 11 -- Pictured: Mike Myers as Ernie Hitchens during the 'Depressing Poetry' skit on January 19, 1991 (Photo by Alan Singer/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE -- Episode 5 -- Aired 11/10/1990 -- Pictured: (l-r) Jan Hooks as reporter from Central Park, Chris Farley as Rick Decatur, the last marathon runner, Mike Myers as Rick's friend during 'Weekend Update' on November 10th, 1990 (Photo by Alan Singer/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE -- Episode 9 -- Pictured: (l-r) Victoria Jackson, Mike Myers, Steve Martin, Tim Meadows, Julia Sweeney, Chris Farley during 'Cold Opening' on December 14, 1991 -- Photo by: Raymond Bonar/NBCU Photo Bank
SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE -- Episode 7 -- Air Date 12/03/1994 -- Pictured: Mike Myers as Rajneesh Singh during the 'Civil War Memories' skit on December 3, 1994 (Photo by Alan Singer/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
Actor Mike Myers and actress Elizabeth Hurley attend the 'Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery' Hollywood Premiere on April 28, 1997 at Mann's Chinese Theatre in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage)
Actor Mike Myers promotes his film ''Austin Powers'' in London. (photo by Richard Maw/In-Focus)
Actor Mike Myers promotes his film ''Austin Powers'' in London. (photo by Richard Maw/In-Focus)
10/22/99 Beverly Hills, CA. Robert Wagner and Mike Myers give a Dr. Evil pose outside Mr. Chow's restaurant. Photo by David Keeler/Online USA, Inc.
E368268 01: 6/10/99 Mike Myers and Kristen Johnson star in 'Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me.' Photo New Line Cinema.
May 1999: Actors Mike Myers and Heather Graham flashing the peace/victory sign during a promotional shoot for the film Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me at the Cannes International Film Festival, Cannes, France. (Photo by Munawar Hosain/Fotos International/Getty Images)
UNITED STATES - CIRCA 2000: Mike Myers, who provides the voice of the title character in the movie 'Shrek,' smooches DreamWorks SKG's co-owner Jeffrey Katzenberg at the Sony 19th St. East Theater. (Photo by Richard Corkery/NY Daily News Archive via Getty Images)
Mike Myers during World Premiere of 'The Cat In The Hat' at Universal Studios Cinemas in Hollywood, California, United States. (Photo by Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic)
Mike Myers during 2005 Maui Film Festival - Day Four Sponsored by Bombay Sapphire at Fairmont Kea Lani Hotel in Maui, Hawaii, United States. (Photo by Chris Polk/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 17: Mike Myers attends THE CINEMA SOCIETY & HUGO BOSS host a screening of 'INGLOURIOUS BASTERDS' at School of Visual Arts Theater on August 17, 2009 in New York City. (Photo by CLINT SPAULDING/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)
Canadian actor Mike Myers arrives to attend the Amfar auction on May 21, 2009 in Antibes, southern France. AFP PHOTO MARTIN BUREAU (Photo credit should read MARTIN BUREAU/AFP/Getty Images)
CANNES, FRANCE - MAY 20: Actors Melanie Laurent, Diane Kruger, Mike Myers and Daniel Bruhl attend the Inglourious Basterds Premiere held at the Palais Des Festivals during the 62nd International Cannes Film Festival on May 20th, 2009 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Francois Durand/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 14: Actor Mike Myers attends the 12th Annual Make Believe on Broadway gala at the Shubert Theatre on November 14, 2011 in New York City. (Photo by Taylor Hill/Getty Images)
Actor and film star Mike Myers at Anfield (Photo by Richard Sellers - EMPICS/PA Images via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 18: Mike Myers attends the 'Being Canadian' New York Premiere at Crosby Street Hotel on September 18, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 12: Actor Mike Myers attends the 2017 Hudson River Park gala at Hudson River Park's Pier 62 on October 12, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Jim Spellman/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 05: Actor Mike Myers attends 55th New York Film Festival screening of 'Spielberg' at Alice Tully Hall on October 5, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images)
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“The Gong Show” is produced by Den of Thieves, Electric Avenue Productions and Principato Young Entertainment in association with Sony Pictures Television and is taped in front of a live audience. The updated version of the classic talent show is executive produced by Arnett, Peter Principato, Marc Forman, Jesse Ignjatovic, Evan Prager, Mike Myers, Jason Weinberg and Conrad Green. Jared Morell, Jordan Barrow, David Bohnert and Chris Choun are co-executive producers.

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