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[05/14/18 - 09:00 AM]
ABC Entertainment Announces Premiere Dates for "The Proposal," "Match Game" and "Take Two"
Look for "Match Game" and "Take Two" back-to-back beginning Thursday, June 21; while "The Proposal" launches Monday, June 18.

[via press release from ABC]

SERIES PREMIERE

TEN HOPEFUL ROMANTICS AND ONE MYSTERY GENTLEMAN HAVE A CHANCE TO FIND LOVE, ON THE SERIES PREMIERE OF ABC'S 'THE PROPOSAL,' MONDAY, JUNE 18

From the Creator of 'The Bachelor' Franchise and Hosted by Jesse Palmer

"Episode 101" - Ten eligible women selected by a blue-ribbon panel of matchmakers vie for a chance at love with mystery suitor Mike, a police officer from Bakersfield, California, in search of his soul mate. By the end of the night, Mike will propose to one of two remaining women. Then, the newly acquainted couple will trust fate and exit the stage possibly engaged to be married, on the series premiere of "The Proposal," MONDAY, JUNE 18 (10:01-11:00 p.m. EDT), on The ABC Television Network, streaming and on demand.

Hosted by former NFL quarterback and Season 5 Bachelor Jesse Palmer, each episode will feature 10 eligible daters competing in four pageant-style rounds to win the heart of a mystery man or woman whose identity is concealed from them. The male or female daters will attempt to woo the mystery suitor with their words in a first impressions round; bare their souls in a beachwear round; answer the mystery suitor's most pressing romantic questions; and strive to receive a seal of approval from the mystery suitor's most trusted family member in the final round.

After each phase, the daters who fail to connect with the mystery suitor are whittled down, leading to the dramatic and highly anticipated reveal, when the two remaining daters finally meet the mystery suitor for the first time, just in time for a romantic proposal.

"The Proposal" is produced by Next Entertainment in association with Warner Horizon Unscripted & Alternative Television. Mike Fleiss, Martin Hilton, James Breen and Jason Ehrlich serve as executive producers.

About Warner Horizon Unscripted & Alternative Television

Warner Horizon Unscripted & Alternative Television is one of the entertainment industry's leading producers of prime-time reality series for both network and cable. A division of Warner Bros. Unscripted & Alternative Television, led by Mike Darnell, Warner Horizon's Unscripted & Alternative slate includes "The Voice," "Little Big Shots," and the Ellen DeGeneres-hosted "Ellen's Game of Games," for NBC; "The Bachelor" franchise, which also includes "The Bachelorette," "Bachelor in Paradise" and "Bachelor Winter Games," for ABC; "Love Connection," and the live musical event "A Christmas Story" for FOX; and the forthcoming, highly anticipated debut of "The World's Best" for CBS.

IT'S BAWDY, IT'S BOLD AND IT'S BACK FOR MORE!

Season Three of 'Match Game,' Hosted By Alec Baldwin, Continues With All-New Episodes Starting Thursday, June 21

With Celebrity Panelists Laverne Cox, David Arquette, James Van Der Beek, Amy Sedaris, Jenifer Lewis, Anthony Anderson, Christina Ricci, ICE-T and More

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.

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

About FremantleMedia North America

FremantleMedia North America (FMNA) is the U.S. arm of global media giant FremantleMedia. A powerhouse in scripted and non-scripted content, FremantleMedia also comprises a distribution arm, FremantleMedia International, as well as a digital and branded entertainment division. As one of the world's largest and most successful creators, producers and distributors of TV brands in the world, FremantleMedia's comprehensive global network has operations in 31 countries, creating over 10,000 hours of programming a year, rolling out more than 45 formats and managing over 350 individual titles. The company also distributes more than 20,000 hours of content in over 200 territories. For more information follow us @FMNATV and visit our Facebook page.

ABC'S CRIME DRAMA 'TAKE TWO,' STARRING RACHEL BILSON AND EDDIE CIBRIAN, PREMIERES THURSDAY, JUNE 21

From 'Castle' Creators and Executive Producers Terri Edda Miller and Andrew W. Marlowe

ABC's "Take Two," the network's newest procedural crime series starring Rachel Bilson ("Hart of Dixie," "Nashville") and Eddie Cibrian ("CSI: Miami," "Rosewood"), is set to premiere THURSDAY, JUNE 21, at 10 p.m. EDT.

From Terri Edda Miller and Andrew W. Marlowe, the creators and executive producers of ABC's highly popular series "Castle," comes this upbeat detective series that follows Sam Swift (Rachel Bilson), the former star of a hit cop series whose epic breakdown is broadcast to the public and sends her to rehab. Desperate to restart her career, she talks her way into shadowing lone-wolf private investigator Eddie Valetik (Eddie Cibrian) as research for a potential comeback role. Though Eddie resents the babysitting gig, high-spirited Sam uses the skills she learned as an actor playing a cop and proves herself to be surprisingly valuable.

The cast also includes Xavier de Guzman, Aliyah O'Brien and Alice Lee.

"Take Two" is created and executive produced by Terri Edda Miller and Andrew W. Marlowe, along with Studiocanal TV's Rola Bauer and Tandem Productions' Tim Halkin. The pilot was directed by John Terlesky. "Take Two" is produced by Tandem Productions and MilMar Pictures in co-production with ABC Studios. "Take Two" was co-developed and co-financed by ABC, VOX and France 2.

About ABC Entertainment

ABC Entertainment airs compelling programming across all day parts, with new shows including the No. 1 new drama on television, "The Good Doctor," the most watched show on television, "Roseanne," and the return of "American Idol"; in addition to current hits, such as groundbreaking dramas "How to Get Away with Murder," "Grey's Anatomy" and "Once Upon a Time." The ABC Television Network is also home to the Emmy(R) Award-winning "Modern Family" and trailblazing comedy favorites "black-ish," "American Housewife," "Fresh Off the Boat," "The Goldbergs," "The Middle," "Speechless" and midseason breakout, "Splitting Up Together"; hit game shows "The $100,000 Pyramid," "Celebrity Family Feud," "Match Game" and "To Tell the Truth"; reality phenomenon "Shark Tank," iconic "The Bachelor" franchise, long-running hits "Dancing with the Stars" and "America's Funniest Home Videos"; "General Hospital," which has aired for over 50 years on the network, along with daytime talk show "The Chew"; and late-night talk show "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" The network also boasts some of television's most prestigious awards shows, including "The Oscars(R)," "The CMA Awards" and "The American Music Awards."

About Tandem Productions

Since opening its doors in 1999 by Rola Bauer and Tim Halkin, TANDEM has established itself as a leading provider of quality drama television productions that have garnered nominations and awards such as Golden Globes(R) and Primetime Emmys(R). TANDEM develops, finances and produces primetime programs for the worldwide market: award-winning The Pillars of the Earth and World Without End, adapted from the novels of internationally bestselling author Ken Follett, are just two examples of TANDEM's critically acclaimed productions. The end of 2011, STUDIOCANAL took a majority stake in the company. This enabled TANDEM to strengthen its one-hour series strategy, leading to TANDEM's production of the one-hour procedural crime series, Crossing Lines and the one-hour drama series, Spotless, a CANAL+ Création Originale. Presently, TANDEM is developing Shadow Play for ZDF, a series written by M�ns M�rlind (Bron - The Bridge, Midnight Sun), who will also direct together with Bj�rn Stein. Two other key development projects include Brazza, a series that TANDEM is joining forces with Idris Elba's production company, Green Door Pictures, and Miami - as series with music about the authentic Miami, written by Juan Carlos Coto, Coto will show-run together with the brilliant story-teller Callie Khouri and the musical genius of T Bone Burnett and Emilio Estefan.

About STUDIOCANAL

STUDIOCANAL, a 100% affiliate of CANAL+ Group held by Vivendi, is Europe's leader in production, right acquisition, distribution and international sales of feature films and TV series. In addition to its theatrical division, STUDIOCANAL is actively developing and distributing high-end TV series through its network of award-winning subsidiary production companies including TANDEM Productions in Germany (Crossing Lines, Spotless) and the UK's RED Production Company (Safe, Happy Valley). STUDIOCANAL is also partnered with SAM Productions founded by S�ren Sveistrup (The Killing), Adam Price (Borgen), and Meta Louise Foldager (A Royal Affair). The UK based GUILTY PARTY PICTURES, run by the producer Spencer Millman, (Harry Hill's TV Burp), and the actors and writers Simon Bird (The Inbetweeners) and Jonny Sweet (Chickens). FINAL TWIST is an independent production company launched by the international best-selling author Harlan Coben in partnership with RED's Nicola Shindler. Other investments include Benedict Cumberbatch's UK production company, SUNNYMARCH TV (The Child in Time), the Madrid-based BAMB� PRODUCCIONES (Grand Hotel, Velvet), and the UK's URBAN MYTH FILMS (Crazyhead), founded by Johnny Capps and Julian Murphy (Merlin) and Howard Overman (Misfits).

About ABC Studios

ABC Studios is a global leader in the development, production and distribution of entertainment content across broadcast, cable and streaming platforms. The studio is the primary content provider for ABC Entertainment, producing hit series for the network, including "American Housewife," "black-ish," "Grey's Anatomy," "How to Get Away with Murder," "Once Upon a Time," "Quantico" and "Scandal," co-productions "Designated Survivor," "Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." and "Speechless," and late-night talk show "Jimmy Kimmel Live!"; along with "Code Black" and "Criminal Minds" for CBS. For the current season, ABC Studios is producing the dramas "The Crossing," "For The People," a "Grey's Anatomy" spinoff, "Station 19,"; as well as the comedy "grown-ish" for Freeform; and co-producing fall's No. 1 new drama, "The Good Doctor," and the comedy "Alex, Inc." for ABC. Under the ABC Studios umbrella is also ABC Signature Studios, a dedicated division spearheading development and production in premium and basic cable as well as streaming platforms. ABC Signature Studios co-productions include "Marvel's Runaways" for Hulu, "Marvel's Cloak & Dagger" for Freeform, "SMILF" for Showtime and "All About The Washingtons" a multicam comedy series for Netflix. In addition, ABC International Studios oversees global development and production. The studio is currently in production in Australia on the second season of the drama series, "Harrow."





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· BACHELOR, THE (ABC)
· CASTLE (ABC)
· MATCH GAME (ABC)
· PROPOSAL, THE (ABC)
· TAKE TWO (ABC)





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