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MATCH GAME
Air Date: Wednesday, January 03, 2018
Time Slot: 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST on ABC
Episode Title: (#302) "Joel McHale, Niecy Nash, Mark Duplass, Caroline Rhea, Jason Ritter, Constance Zimmer"
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SERIES PREMIERE

ROLL OUT THE SHAG CARPET, THE NEW YEAR IS KICKING OFF WITH AN ALL-NEW SEASON OF 'MATCH GAME' AND IT'S GOING TO BE BLANK!

Season 3 of 'Match Game' Premieres Wednesday, January 3, on ABC

Host Alec Baldwin has his skinny microphone in hand, the drinks are poured and six celebrity guests are ready to BLANK! on a brand-new season of "Match Game," premiering WEDNESDAY, JAN. 3 (10:00-11:00 p.m. EST), on ABC, streaming and on demand. Produced by FremantleMedia North America, Golden Globe(R) and Emmy(R) Award-winning actor Alec Baldwin returns to host the third season of the bawdy and hilarious game show. "Match Game" features four contestants each week vying for the chance to win $25,000, as they attempt to match the answers of six celebrities in a game of fill-in-the-missing-blank.

Celebrity Panelists for Jan. 3:

Joel McHale ("A Futile & Stupid Gesture")

Niecy Nash ("Claws"; "Downsizing")

Mark Duplass ("Tully"; "Goliath")

Caroline Rhea ("A Very Sordid Wedding")

Jason Ritter (ABC's "Kevin (Probably) Saves the World")

Constance Zimmer ("UnREAL"; "House of Cards")

Joining the celebrity panelists are contestants Lori Davis (hometown: Sarasota, Florida), Marcus LaCour (hometown: Cincinnati, Ohio), Shetera Montgomery (hometown: Houston, Texas) and Juan Robson (hometown: Clayton, North Carolina).

Executive producers include Alec Baldwin, FMNA's Jennifer Mullin, Scott St. John and Mallory Schwartz.

"Match Game" is broadcast in 720 Progressive (720P), ABC's selected HDTV format, with 5.1-channel surround sound.

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MATCH GAME (ABC)
BROADCAST HISTORY:
6/26/16 - ???
STATUS:
on hiatus or fate to be determined
TIME SLOT:
completed airing its current season
CURRENT SEASON:
3 (18 episodes)
ADDITIONAL NOTES:
completed airing its third season on 9/13/18; has yet to be renewed for a fourth season
DESCRIPTION:
(from ABC's press release, May 2018) We are bringing back the shag carpet and the skinny microphone for some summertime "Match Game" BLANK!, as Season 3 continues on THURSDAY, JUNE 21 (9:00-10:00 p.m. EDT). "Match Game" will once again be hosted by Emmy(R)- and Golden Globe(R) Award-winning actor Alec Baldwin and is produced by FremantleMedia North America (FMNA). The hilarious panel game features two contestants as they attempt to match the answers of six celebrities in a game of fill-in-the-missing-blank. Baldwin received an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Host in 2017. A fantastic lineup of celebrities are in store this summer including Laverne Cox, David Arquette, James Van Der Beek, Amy Sedaris, Jenifer Lewis, Anthony Anderson, Christina Ricci, ICE-T, Yvette Nicole Brown, Kenan Thompson, Niecy Nash, Tom Lennon, Caroline Rhea, Mark Duplass, Constance Zimmer, Joel McHale, Michael Ealy, Mario Cantone, Adam Pally, Neil DeGrasse Tyson, Cheryl Hines, Ellie Kemper, John Early, Donald Faison, Kate Flannery, Nikki Glaser, Jane Krakowski, Tituss Burgess and Jack McBrayer.
PRINCIPAL CAST INFORMATION:
· Alec Baldwin as Host
CREW INFORMATION:
· Alec Baldwin as EP
· Jennifer Mullin as EP
· Mallory Schwartz as EP
· Scott St. John as EP
GENRE(S):
· game show
STUDIO INFORMATION:
· FremantleMedia North America