The alphabet network wants to fill in a (blank) spot on their schedule. ABC has renewed their revival of the Match Game TV show for a third season. In addition, ABC Studios has signed a new first-look deal with host Alec Baldwin.
Here’s the press release:
ALEC BALDWIN RETURNS FOR SEASON THREE OF ABC’S HIT GAME SHOW ‘MATCH GAME’ AND SIGNS FIRST-LOOK DEAL WITH ABC STUDIOS
Roll out the shag carpet… ABC announced today that it is picking up season three of its hit game show “Match Game,” with host Alec Baldwin. Additionally, Baldwin’s company, El Dorado Pictures, has inked a two-year first-look deal with ABC Studios.
“Alec’s quick wit, charm and star power set the stage for an unadulterated and can’t-miss hour of television each week on ‘Match Game,'” said Channing Dungey, president, ABC Entertainment. “The series is an integral part of ABC ‘Fun & Games,’ and I’m glad to have it and Alec back.”
Under its new agreement, El Dorado Pictures will develop scripted and unscripted projects under the ABC Studios banner. The production company’s development executive, Mallory Schwartz, will oversee the slate which Baldwin will executive produce.
“Alec Baldwin is one of the most prolific, creative people in the entertainment industry,” said Patrick Moran, president, ABC Studios. “We’re looking forward to channeling that creativity for our studio.”
Match Game is produced by FremantleMedia North America (FMNA) with Alec Baldwin, FMNA’s Jennifer Mullin, Scott St. John and Mallory Schwartz as executive producers. “Match Game” garnered Baldwin a 2017 Emmy(R) nomination for Outstanding Host for a Reality or Reality Competition Program.
What do you think? Have you been watching the Match Game revival? Do you plan to watch the third season of this ABC game show?