GSN Honors the Beloved 'Match Game' Panelist Brett Somers With a Special Marathon on Saturday, September 22 From 9 am to 5 pm ET
Network will Also Showcase Somer's 1971 'Password' Appearance on Sunday
Night September 23
SANTA MONICA, Calif., Sept. 17 -- Brett Somers, the
popular "Match Game" panelist who died Saturday, September 15, will be
honored by GSN in an all-day marathon Saturday, September 22. The Somers'
"Match Game" tribute will air from 9 AM to 4 PM ET and will feature some of
the best moments from her years of work on one of America's all-time
favorite game shows. Immediately following the "Match Game" marathon, GSN's
original documentary THE REAL MATCH GAME STORY: BEHIND THE BLANK airs from
4 PM to 5 PM ET.
Additionally, on Sunday night (Monday morning) September 23 at 3:30 AM
ET, GSN will air an episode of Password from 1971 where she appeared with
then-husband Jack Klugman, as the other celebrity guest.
GSN's Somers "Match Game" marathon includes 14 episodes of the show
originally broadcast between 1973 and 1982. Classic moments will include
one that features Somers singing like guest Ethel Merman; one where Somers
decides she's "had enough" and another when fellow panelist Jimmie Walker
stands up for her when the audience taunts her. Best known for her dry
witty humor, Somers was also the subject of "Match Game' questions. For
example, one episode will include the question -- "When Brett went
streaking, everybody ____ed."
GSN's original special THE REAL MATCH GAME STORY: BEHIND THE BLANK
takes a look at "Match Game" from its rise to fame until its end in 1982.
Narrated by Jamie Farr, the special includes interviews with Richard
Dawson, Somers, Marcia Wallace, Betty White and Walker; numerous staff
members from the classic series and one of the last interviews given by the
series' legendary host, Gene Rayburn.
The original "Match Game" series continues to air as part of the GSN
line-up. "Match Game" airs Monday-Friday at 11:00 AM and 2:30 PM ET. On the
weekends, it airs at 11:00 AM ET.
(A videoclip representing GSN's Somers tribute will be available at
http://www.gsn.com by the end of business today.)
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