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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)
Returns in Summer 2018 (Exact Date TBA)
BROADCAST HISTORY:
6/26/16 - ???
STATUS:
returning in 2018/2019 (date TBA)
TIME SLOT:
not on the schedule
CURRENT SEASON:
3 (??? episodes)
DESCRIPTION:
(from ABC's press release, November 2017) "Match Game," produced by FremantleMedia North America (FMNA), returns to primetime on WEDNESDAY, JAN. 3 at 10:00 p.m. EST for Season 3 and will once again 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. Baldwin received an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Host in 2017. Executive producers include Alec Baldwin, FMNA's Jennifer Mullin, Scott St. John and Mallory Schwartz.
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