Call it the Alphabet Network’s game plan. ABC is reviving another classic TV game show — Match Game. Alec Baldwin is set to host and will donate his appearance fee to charity.
The new Match Game TV show premieres Sunday, June 26, at 10:00pm EDT, as part of ABC’s “Sunday Fun & Games block.” The night kicks off with Celebrity Family Feud, hosted by Steve Harvey, and The $100,000 Pyramid, with Michael Strahan, at 8:00pm EDT, on ABC.
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April 28, 2016
‘MATCH GAME’ RETURNS TO PRIMETIME WITH HOST ALEC BALDWIN ON ABC
The Sunday Fun & Games Night Block Kicks Off Sunday, June 26, Along With Primetime Favorites ‘Celebrity Family Feud’ and ‘The 100,000 Pyramid’
Baldwin to Donate Appearance Fee to Hilaria and Alec Baldwin Foundation
Steve Harvey and Michael Strahan Round Out the ABC Game Show Spectacular
“Match Game,” produced by FremantleMedia North America (FMNA), returns to primetime and will be hosted by Golden Globe and Emmy Award winning actor Alec Baldwin. “Match Game” is a panel game show that features two contestants as they attempt to match the answers of six celebrities in a game of fill in the missing blank. Executive producers include Alec Baldwin and FMNA’s Jennifer Mullin. The 10 episode series will air 10:00 11:00 p.m. EDT as part of ABC’s Sunday Fun & Games block, alongside “Celebrity Family Feud,” with Steve Harvey, and “The 100,000 Pyramid,” with Michael Strahan, beginning on SUNDAY, JUNE 26 (8:00 11:00 p.m. EDT), on the ABC Television Network.
“I am beyond grateful to ABC and FremantleMedia for the chance to host a summer series of the legendary ‘Match Game,’” said Baldwin. “Hilaria and I are thrilled to donate this fee to arts related charities. And we look forward to having a lot of fun.
Jennifer Mullin, co CEO, FremantleMedia North America said, “‘Match Game’ is one of the crown jewels in our portfolio, and we’re thrilled to be bringing it to viewers in primetime. The team at ABC continue to be a terrific partner for us as we expand our game show slate, and with the charismatic and quick witted Alec Baldwin as our host, ‘Match Game’ has all the right elements to be a fun and entertaining summer staple.”
Since 1980, Baldwin has appeared in numerous productions on stage, in films and on television. He has received a Tony nomination (“A Streetcar Named Desire,” 1992) an Oscar® nomination (“The Cooler,” 2004) and has won two Emmy Awards, three Golden Globes and seven consecutive Screen Actors Guild Awards as Best Actor in a Comedy Series for his role on NBC TV’s “30 Rock.” His films include “The Hunt For Red October,” “Glengarry Glen Ross,” “Malice,” “The Edge,” “It s Complicated,” “Blue Jasmine,” “Still Alice,” and “Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation,” among many others.
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About FremantleMedia North America
FremantleMedia North America (FMNA) is a premier content studio, producing and distributing original programming across all media platforms. FMNA and its portfolio of companies, including Original Productions and 495 Productions, create entertaining and innovative scripted and alternative programs for network, cable, syndicated and online partners, with a diverse, critically acclaimed and award winning slate.Its successful programming includes “America’s Got Talent” (NBC), “Family Feud” (SYN), “Let’s Make A Deal” (CBS), “The Price Is Right” (CBS), “The Great Christmas Light Fight” (ABC), “Deadliest Catch” (Discovery), “Jay Leno’s Garage” (CNBC) “Married to Medicine” (Bravo), “Blue Collar Millionaires” (CNBC), “Ice Road Truckers”(HISTORY),“Storage Wars”(A&E),“Celebrity Family Feud” (ABC),“Celebrity Name Game” (SYN), “To Tell The Truth” (ABC), “Hollyweed” (Independent) and “American Gods” (STARZ), among others. FMNA also operates BUZZR, a retro game show network that launched in 2015, and is available in the top 10 U.S. markets, and 60 percent of the country.
FMNA is the U.S. arm of global media giant FremantleMedia, which includes a distribution arm, FremantleMedia International, a digital and branded entertainment division and a kids & family entertainment business. As one of the world’s largest and most successful creators, producers and distributors of TV brands in the world, FremantleMedia’s comprehensive global network has operations in 31 countries, creating over 10,000 hours of programming a year, rolling out more than 45 formats and managing over 350 individual titles. The company also distributes more than 20,000 hours of content in over 200 territories. For more information, visit www.fremantlemedia.com, or follow us @FMNATV.
What do you think? Are you a fan of the Match Game TV series? Do you plan to watch the new version? What do you think of ABC’s summertime game show programming?
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