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MATCH GAME
Air Date: Thursday, June 21, 2018
Time Slot: 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST on ABC
Episode Title: (#301) "Kenan Thompson, Niecy Nash, Thomas Lennon, Caroline Rhea, Mark Duplass, Constance Zimmer"
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SEASON PREMIERE

A NEW NIGHT, A NEW TIME AND THERE'S GOING TO BE PLENTY OF FUN AND BLANK! ALEC BALDWIN RETURNS TO HOST ALL-NEW EPISODES OF ABC'S 'MATCH GAME,' STARTING THURSDAY, JUNE 21

"Kenan Thompson, Niecy Nash, Thomas Lennon, Caroline Rhea, Mark Duplass, Constance Zimmer" - Six celebrities are on deck, the drinks are poured, and Alec Baldwin has the iconic skinny mic in hand for a hilarious hour of non-stop BLANK! "Match Game" returns with all-new episodes on THURSDAY, JUNE 21 (9:00-10:00 p.m. EDT), on ABC, streaming and on demand. "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. Hosted by Golden Globe(R) and Emmy(R) Award-winning actor Alec Baldwin, "Match Game" is produced by FremantleMedia North America.

Celebrity Panelists for June 21:

Kenan Thompson ("Saturday Night Live")

Niecy Nash ("Claws")

Thomas Lennon ("Reno 911!"; "Lethal Weapon")

Caroline Rhea (actress, comedian and talk show host)

Mark Duplass (actor, "Goliath"; author, "Like Brothers")

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

Joining the celebrity panelists are contestants Cheryl Humphrey (hometown: North Little Rock, Arkansas), Lindsay Oetken (hometown: Surrey, North Dakota), Jared Barry (hometown: Farmingdale, New York) and Gena Kizer (hometown: Houston, Texas).

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. A TV parental guideline will be assigned to this episode at a later date.

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MATCH GAME (ABC)
BROADCAST HISTORY:
6/26/16 - ???
STATUS:
currently airing (summer 2018)
TIME SLOT:
thursdays from 9:00 PM-10:00 PM EST
CURRENT SEASON:
3 (18 episodes)
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