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Match Game

Match Game

  • Premiered: 
    June 26, 2016
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  • Network: ABC
  • Category: Series
  • Genre: Game Show & Contest
  • Type: Live Action
  • Concept: 
    Updated version of Match Game 
  • Subject Matter: Quiz
  • Tags: celebrity

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Plot Synopsis

Hosted and executive produced by Alec Baldwin, MATCH GAME is an updated version of the classic panel game show, where two contestants attempt to match the answers of six celebrities in a game of fill-in the missing blank. In each one-hour episode, two sets of two contestants each vie for the chance to win $25,000. The 10-episode series airs in 2016 as part of ABC's Sunday Fun & Games block, alongside CELEBRITY FAMILY FEUD and THE $100,000 PYRAMID. The series premiere featured these celebrity panelists: Debra Messing; JB Smoove; Rosie O'Donnell; Michael Ian Black; Sutton Foster; and Tituss Burgess. Others celebrities scheduled for Season 1 include: Adam Goldberg; Ana Gasteyer; Bobby Moynihan; D.L. Hughley; Edie Falco; Horatio Sanz; Isaac Mizrahi; Jenna Fischer; Sherri Shepherd; and more. Baldwin is donating his appearance fee for MATCH GAME to the Hilaria & Alec Baldwin Foundation. Season 2 of MATCH GAME premiered on Wednesday, January 4, 2017 at 10pm ET/PT on ABC, featuring four contestants -- Caron Harrigan (hometown, Cerritos, California), Steve Ceriotti (hometown, St. Louis, Missouri), Chris Grant (hometown, Bronx, New York) and Vicky Snow (hometown, Tijuana, Mexico) -- vying for the chance to win $25,000, as they attempt to match fill-in-the-blank answers with these six celebrities: Jason Alexander, Cheryl Hines, Ice T, Ellie Kemper, Wayne Brady, and Caroline Rhea. Subsequent episodes features these celebrities: Amy Sedaris, Chris D'Elia, Constance Zimmer, Jane Krakowski, Rick Fox, and Tituss Burgess; Andy Richter, Bellamy Young, Caroline Rhea, Judy Greer, Neil deGrasse Tyson, and Skylar Astin; and many more. Season 3 of MATCH GAME premiered on Wednesday, January 3, 2018 at 10pm ET/PT on ABC, with Alec Baldwin returning to host with his skinny microphone in hand. Each week, four contestants vie for the chance to win $25,000 as they attempt to match the answers of six celebrities. The season opener features these celebrity panelists: Joel McHale, Niecy Nash, Mark Duplass, Caroline Rhea, Jason Ritter, and Constance Zimmer. Celebrities featured in subsequent episodes include: Jack McBrayer, NeNe Leakes, Max Greenfield, Christina Ricci, Kenny G, and Jane Krakowski (January 10); Adam Pally, Cheryl Hines, Ron Funches, Caroline Rhea, Mario Cantone, and Ana Gasteyer (January 17).
On Wednesday, February 21, 2018 at 10pm ET/PT, ABC premiered the winter finale of MATCH GAME, with an episode featuring these celebrity panelists: Horatio Sanz, Amy Sedaris, Tim Meadows, Niecy Nash, RuPaul, and Leah Remini. The four contestants are Jeffrey Blatcher (hometown: Collingswood, New Jersey), Betsy Reisz (hometown: Louisville, Kentucky), Scotty Bernadeau (hometown: Boston, Massachusetts) and Frannie Glazier (hometown: Bloomfield, Connecticut).


Production & Distribution

  • Produced by FremantleMedia North America