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Alec Baldwin Takes the Long, Skinny Mic on “Match Game”


ABC/Heidi Gutman(NEW YORK) — This Sunday night 10:00 ET, ABC is re-launching a classic game show with Match Game — part of the network’s Sunday Fun & Games block along with a Steve Harvey-fronted Celebrity Family Feud at 8 p.m., and Michael Strahan’s new $100,000 Pyramid at 9 p.m.

Match Game, which debuted in 1962 and resurfaced on other networks in the years since, poses “fill-in-the-blanks” questions to a panel of celebrities.  The questions were deliberately loaded with double entendres, and more often than not, the “blanks” became bawdy.

For ABC’s 10-episode incarnation, Alec Baldwin tosses the questions at a rolling roster of stars, including Will & Grace‘s Debra Messing, Rosie O’Donnell, Curb Your Enthusiam‘s JB Smoove, and others. 

Baldwin, incidentally armed with a ’70s-era game show host’s skinny microphone, has reportedly donated the proceeds for the hosting gig to various arts-related charities via his AB Foundation.

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