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'Match Game' returns to primetime with host Alec Baldwin on ABC


Thu, Apr 28th 2016 12:50 pm

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"Match Game," produced by FremantleMedia North America, 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 Baldwin and FremantleMedia's Jennifer Mullin. The 10-episode series will air 10-11 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 Sunday, June 26 (8-11 p.m.), 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,' " Baldwin said. "Hilaria and I are thrilled to donate this fee to arts-related charities. And we look forward to having a lot of fun."

Mullin, co-CEO of FremantleMedia 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 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 NB'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."

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