or


[05/30/07 - 10:40 PM]
GSN Honors TV Personality and Tony Award-Winner Charles Nelson Reilly with a 'Match Game' Marathon on Saturday, June 2 from 9 Am to 8 PM ET
GSN's Reilly "Match Game" marathon includes 20 episodes of the show originally broadcast between 1973 and 1982.

[via press release from GSN]

GSN Honors TV Personality and Tony Award-Winner Charles Nelson Reilly With a 'Match Game' Marathon on Saturday, June 2 From 9 AM to 8 PM ET

Network will Also Showcase Reilly's Special Appearances on 'What's My Line' from 1964 and 'I've Got A Secret' from 1972 on Sunday Night June 3

SANTA MONICA, Calif., May 30 -- Charles Nelson Reilly, the celebrated stage, screen and television star, will be honored by GSN on Saturday, June 2 for his work as one of the most beloved celebrity game show panelists ever to grace the small screen. In honor of Reilly's work, GSN is devoting its programming from 9 AM to 7 PM ET on Saturday, June 2 to the best Reilly starring episodes of "Match Game." Immediately following the "Match Game" marathon, GSN's original documentary THE REAL MATCH GAME STORY: BEHIND THE BLANK airs from 7 PM to 8 PM ET.

Additionally, on Sunday night (Monday morning) June 3, GSN will air two classic episodes of his early work on "What's My Line?" from 1964 at 3:00 AM ET and "I've Got A Secret" from 1972 at 3:30 AM ET. Reilly appeared on "What's My Line?" while he was on Broadway performing in Hello Dolly, marking one of his earliest game show appearances. On the "I've Got A Secret" episode, Reilly's secret was that he was going to do some paint-by numbers art on a model who happened to be Janice Pennington, one of the original "The Price Is Right" models.

GSN's Reilly "Match Game" marathon includes 20 episodes of the show originally broadcast between 1973 and 1982. Highlights from these episodes include several "fun" fights between Reilly and Brett Somers - one so bad that Rayburn had to separate them; an episode when he was dropped from the ceiling in a harness; one where he helped a contestant win a record amount and another in which he dressed in western garb. Some episodes will also feature him singing, dancing and performing impersonations.

After the marathon, GSN will air THE REAL MATCH GAME STORY: BEHIND THE BLANK, narrated by Jamie Farr. Interviewees include panelists Richard Dawson, Somers, Marcia Wallace, Betty White and Jimmie Walker; numerous staff members from the classic series and one of the last interviews given by the series' legendary host, Rayburn.

Reilly, who died Friday of complications from pneumonia in Los Angeles, was a game show fixture and best known for this work on "Match Game." Reilly's style of zany humor was one of the secret ingredients to the success of the series. His unique acerbic wit perfectly complemented the other celebrities and host Rayburn, resulting in "Match Game's" tremendous and enduring popularity.

Known for wearing ascots and toting pipes, Reilly's appeal created great demand for him on game shows. In addition to "Match Game," Reilly also appeared on "Hollywood Squares," "To Tell The Truth," "Body Language," "Super Password," among other hit series. At one point in his prolific career, Reilly made 27 game show appearances in one week, according to Paul Linke, who directed Reilly's one-man show "Save It for the Stage: The Life of Reilly."

About GSN

Now reaching more than 63 million homes, GSN is distributed in the U.S. through all major cable systems and satellite providers. The network is jointly owned by Sony Pictures Entertainment and Liberty Media Corporation. For further media information, visit GSN's press website at corp.gsn.com.

SOURCE GSN
http://www.gsn.com/





  [may 2007]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
  


· SHOWATCH
(series past and present)
· DEVWATCH
(series in development)
· MOVIEWATCH
(tv movies and mini-series)









[04/16/14 - 06:01 PM]
Video: Watch the First Promo for "I Wanna Marry 'Harry'" Which Debuted Moments Ago During "American Idol XIII"
The newcomer launches Tuesday, May 27 at 8:00/7:00c on FOX.

[04/16/14 - 05:48 PM]
Video: This Summer, You Won't Be Able to Look Away - "The Strain" - Only on FX
Check out the latest tease for the new drama, premiering on FX this summer.

[04/16/14 - 05:44 PM]
Video: Gaining Power, Surrendering Control - "Tyrant's" Rule Begins This Summer
Watch the first promo for the series, due this summer on FX.

[04/16/14 - 04:26 PM]
NBC Flips "American Dream Builders," "Dateline" on Sunday Nights
"American Dream Builders" will now lead off the night at 7:00/6:00c followed by "Dateline NBC" at 8:00/7:00c.

[04/16/14 - 04:05 PM]
MTV's Hit Series Proves It's Still Cool to Be "Awkward" in Season Four
MTV spins the numbers for Tuesday, April 15.

[04/16/14 - 02:59 PM]
Tuesday's Cable Ratings & Broadcast Finals: "The Voice" Tops Demos, "NCIS" Leads Viewers
Plus: numbers for ESPN's "30 for 30: Soccer Stories," MTV's "Awkward" and FX's "Fargo."

[04/16/14 - 12:30 PM]
Two-Time Oscar(R) Nominee Jeremy Renner to Narrate "The World Wars"
The three-night event series premieres Memorial Day, May 26 at 9:00/8:00c on History.

[04/16/14 - 12:08 PM]
Chicago Fire Host New England Revolution Saturday at 4 P.M. ET on NBCSN
The two teams last met in September when Chicago's Alex scored the game-winning goal in the 86th minute of play to put the Fire ahead 3-2.

[04/16/14 - 12:07 PM]
Strong Debut for FX's Universally Acclaimed Limited Series Fargo?" You Betcha!!!
FX spins the numbers for Tuesday, April 15.

[04/16/14 - 12:04 PM]
"Live with Kelly and Michael" Broadcasts Live from the White House Easter Egg Roll April 21, 2014
Michael Strahan will broadcast live from the annual White House Easter Egg Roll in the Jacqueline Kennedy Garden outside of the East Wing of the White House.

[04/16/14 - 11:42 AM]
ESPN's Coverage of 2014 Men's Division I Frozen Four Increases Viewership
ESPN spins the numbers for Thursday, April 10 and Saturday, April 12.

[04/16/14 - 11:39 AM]
TLC Explores the Fast-Paced Lives and Memorable Stories of Emergency Medical Techs in New Series "OMG EMT!"
The four-part series bows Saturday, May 3 at 10:00/9:00c on the cable channel.

[04/16/14 - 11:03 AM]
Time and Network for ESPN's 2014 Season-Opening Neutral Site College Football Schedule
The lineup will showcase five teams ranked in an early ESPN.com preseason top 25 poll for 2014 on Saturday, August 30.

[04/16/14 - 10:48 AM]
Princess Twilight Sparkle Struggles to Prove Herself as a Princess in the Fourth Season Finale of "My Little Pony Friendship Is Magic" on the Hub Network, May 10
In addition, on April 28, a new My Little Pony game, "My Little Pony Friendship is Magic Rainbow Falls Flight School" will launch on HubNetwork.com.

[04/16/14 - 10:38 AM]
2014 WNBA Draft: Most-Watched Ever on ESPN2
ESPN spins the numbers for Monday, April 14.