Pong is coming to television.
A TV game show based on the 1972 classic video game Pong is in the works.
Variety reports Atari will develop the show, called Million Dollar Pong, with Scott Sternberg, the unscripted veteran producer behind shows like Kid’s Wheel of Fortune, The Gong Show, Hollywood Squares, Catch 21, and more.
The show will be produced by Scott Sternberg Productions, with Jeff Mirkin producing for Atari. A network isn’t attached yet and a release has not been set.
“Pong is a cultural touchpoint for generations of people,” Sternberg said. “It’s not often we get the chance to develop a game show concept around such an iconic brand. I can’t wait to give people the chance to see, experience and play a brand new Pong.”
The original Pong video game has players bat a white dot back and forth across the screen using white lines. The goal of the game is to move the dot past your opponent’s white line to score.