Match Game fans will be so happy with this news, they may squirt ____ out their noses. [Cue funky thinking music…]
ABC has ordered a 10-episode revival of the 1960s/70s/80s game show, with 30 Rock grad Alec Baldwin set as host.
As first reported by Vulture, the upcoming reboot will debut as part of a Sunday-night programming block that already includes Celebrity Family Feud (hosted by Steve Harvey) and The $100,000 Pyramid (to be hosted by Michael Strahan). Much like the original program, Baldwin will serve as emcee while contestants try to guess how a celebrity panel will answer comical fill-in-the-blank questions.
Baldwin is donating his hosting fee to the Hilaria and Alec Baldwin Foundation, which supports arts-related charities.
Match Game first launched on NBC in 1962 with host Gene Rayburn and went on to spawn nearly a dozen revivals both in primetime and in syndication. This latest incarnation is set to debut June 26 at 10/9c.
Will you tune in for the Baldwin-fronted reboot?