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MATCH GAME
Air Date: Wednesday, January 09, 2019
Time Slot: 10:00 PM-11:00 PM EST on ABC
Episode Title: (#413) "Kenan Thompson, Ellie Kemper, Tyler Hoechlin, Sherri Shepherd, Horatio Sanz, Jillian Bell "
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SEASON PREMIERE

2019 IS KICKING OFF WITH A BLANK WHEN ALEC BALDWIN RETURNS TO HOST SEASON 4 OF 'MATCH GAME,' PREMIERING WEDNESDAY, JAN. 9, ON ABC

"413" - We've rolled out the shag carpet, the drinks are poured, and host Alec Baldwin has the skinny mic in hand. It's time for a brand-new season of "Match Game," premiering WEDNESDAY, JAN. 9 (10:00-11:00 p.m. EST), on The ABC Television Network, streaming and on demand. "Match Game" is produced by Fremantle and features four contestants each week vying for the chance to win $25,000, as they attempt to match the answers of six celebrities in a game of fill-in-the-blank.

Celebrity panelists for Jan. 9 include the following:

Kenan Thompson ("Saturday Night Live")

Ellie Kemper ("Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt")

Tyler Hoechlin ("Another Life"; "Supergirl")

Sherri Shepherd ("Mr. Iglesias"; "Trial & Error")

Horatio Sanz ("Ralph Breaks the Internet"; "Great News")

Jillian Bell ("22 Jump Street"; "Rough Night")

Joining the celebrity panelists are contestants Mohamed Marah (hometown: San Jose, California), Amy Boyer (hometown: Merrick, New York), Antonio Lovari (hometown: Newark, New Jersey) and Carolyn Doyle (hometown: Oceanside, California).

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

"Match Game" is broadcast in 720 Progressive (720P), ABC's selected HDTV format, with 5.1-channel surround sound. This episode carries a TV-14, DL parental guideline.

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MATCH GAME (ABC)
Returns in Summer 2019 (Exact Date TBA)
BROADCAST HISTORY:
6/26/16 - ???
STATUS:
returning in 2019/2020 (date TBA)
TIME SLOT:
not on the schedule
CURRENT SEASON:
4 (??? episodes)
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ADDITIONAL NOTES:
the show's fourth season will be split into two halves
DESCRIPTION:
(from ABC's press release, May 2018) 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.
PRINCIPAL CAST INFORMATION:
· Alec Baldwin as Host
CREW INFORMATION:
· Alec Baldwin as EP
· Jennifer Mullin as EP
· Mallory Schwartz as EP
· Scott St. John as EP
GENRE(S):
· game show
STUDIO INFORMATION:
· FremantleMedia North America