ABC Match Game, Alec Baldwin and Wife Hilaria Donate to the Arts

Match Game host Alec Baldwin on ABC Television Network. (ABC/ Heidi Gutman)

Match Game host Alec Baldwin on ABC Television Network. (ABC/ Heidi Gutman)

Match Game returns to primetime, beginning on Sunday, June 26th, 2016 at 10pm to 11pm pt/et, 9c

By Gabrielle Pantera

HOLLYWOOD, CA (Hollywood Daily Star) 6/26/2016 – “Here it is, the iconic Match Game,microphone” jokes host Alec Baldwin. “I’m just going to say it… Whoever reinvented this is seriously overcompensating for something.”

ABC and game show powerhouse FremantleMedia are having Baldwin host the rebooted summer series. “Hilaria and I are thrilled to donate this fee to arts-related charities,” says Baldwin. “And, we look forward to having a lot of fun.”

The game show Match Game is back, to round out ABC’s new Sunday Fun & Games family night along with Celebrity Family Feud and The 100,000 Pyramid. Match Game features four contestants as they attempt to match the answers of six celebrities in a game. The object is for the contestants to say the same word as the celebrities to fill the missing word. The celebrities will be a mix of comedians, actors and a designer.

Celebrity Panelists Include:

  • Adam Goldberg (The Jim Gaffigan Show)
  • Ana Gasteyer (Lady Dynamite, Saturday Night Live alum)
  • Bobby Moynihan (Saturday Night Live)
  • D.L. Hughley (Comedian/Author)
  • Debra Messing (ABC’s Dirty Dancing, Mysteries of Laura, Will & Grace)
  • Edie Falco (Multi-Emmy Award Winner)
  • Horatio Sanz (Great News, Saturday Night Live” alum)
  • Isaac Mizrahi (Designer and Television Personality)
  • J.B. Smoove (Barbershop: The Next Cut, Curb Your Enthusiasm)
  • Jenna Fischer (The Office)
  • Rosie O’Donnell (Multi Emmy Award-Winning Entertainer)
  • Sherri Shepherd (Actress, Emmy Award-Winning Talk Show Host, Host Match made in Heaven)
  • Sutton Foster (Younger; Two-Time Tony Award-Winner)
  • Tituss Burgess (Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt)

Executive producers are Alec Baldwin, Jennifer Mullin (co-CEO of FreemantleMedia North America)  and Scott St. John. The 10-episode series to  air 10:00-11:00 p.m. EDT as part of ABC’s Sunday Fun & Games block, alongside Celebrity Family Feud, with Steve Harvey, and The 100,000 Pyramid, with Michael Strahan, on the ABC Television Network.

Twitter: @MatchGameABC @ABC_Publicity  #MatchGame #SundayFunAndGames

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