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Match Game 

A panel game-show that features two contestants attempting to match the answers of six celebrities in a game of fill-in-the-blank.
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Alec Baldwin ...  Himself - Host 46 episodes, 2016-2019
Steve French ...  Himself - Announcer 40 episodes, 2016-2018
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A panel game-show that features two contestants attempting to match the answers of six celebrities in a game of fill-in-the-blank.

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26 June 2016 (USA) See more »

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Good Revival of the 70s Classic
28 June 2016 | by kingbk-2See all my reviews

I saw some of the reviews on IMDb for the new Match Game on ABC and they were very negative, which shocked me. For the first time since the 70s/80s era one went off the air, it feels like they finally got it right. I love that they kept the old theme song, I like that the set, while modernized, is very similar to the 70s era set. The panel I thought was pretty strong, with Rosie O'Donnell and Ian Michael Black in particular looking like potential regulars. Alec Baldwin was fine as host, not terrific, definitely not Gene Rayburn, but he did a good job all things considered. There were certain moments of awkwardness and creepiness, but not too bad. I even loved the skinny microphone! I thought the questions were written with some provocative nature, but not over the top sleaze (Steve Harvey Family Feud, I'm looking at you). Sure, the Costco one was a bit much, but compare this to the failed late 90s remake of Match Game and this one is more tame and not as difficult to watch. The celebration after the audience match seemed a bit excessive and over the top. That should only happen after a successful Super Match. Overall, I thought this remake was pretty well done. Not perfect, but much better than some of the reviewers think.


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