“The Gong Show,” the classic NBC TV variety show from the 70s hosted by Chuck Barris, is returning. Comedy Central will premiere the new version, hosted by Dave Attell, on July 17. The series will retain the basic premise: every episode will feature eight-to-10 off-beat acts performing for a revolving panel of three celebrity judges. Let’s hope they can find a new Gene Gene The Dancing Machine. Good acts will receive high scores from the judges. Dismal acts will receive the gong. “Stars will be made, feelings will be hurt,” said Attell. For a primer, check out “Confessions of A Dangerous Mind,” the Barris bioflic from George Clooney.