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Alec Baldwin to Host Prime-Time Show Reviving a Classic TV Game Format — Michael Strahan Also Has a New Gig Coming Up

Apr 28, 2016  •  Post A Comment

ABC announced plans to bring a classic TV game show to prime time with Alec Baldwin hosting. The broadcast net is reviving “Match Game” as part of its new Sunday Fun & Games Night block.

The block launches for a summer run on June 26, and will include “Celebrity Family Feud” and “The $100,000 Pyramid.” The lineup is star-studded throughout, with Steve Harvey to host “Feud” while Michael Strahan will do the honors on “Pyramid.”

The network announced plans to roll out “Pyramid” with Strahan back in January.

“Match Game” comes from FremantleMedia North America, with Baldwin and FMNA’s Jennifer Mullin executive producing. The 10-episode series will air from 10-11 p.m. ET on Sundays.

Mullin, co-CEO of FremantleMedia North America, said: “‘Match Game’ is one of the crown jewels in our portfolio, and we’re thrilled to be bringing it to viewers in prime time. The team at ABC continue to be a terrific partner for us as we expand our game show slate, and with the charismatic and quick-witted Alec Baldwin as our host, ‘Match Game’ has all the right elements to be a fun and entertaining summer staple.”

Baldwin is donating his appearance fee from the show to the Hilaria and Alec Baldwin Foundation, which supports arts-related charities.

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