Match Game: Season 1 (2016)

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Season 1
Match Game

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Lead by a charismatic Alec Baldwin, the legendary game show returns with an all-new crop of celebrity panelists who are just as raunchy as their 1960s counterparts.

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Critic Ratings: 11

80%

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User Ratings: 7
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Episodes

1
Air date: Jun 26, 2016
2
Air date: Jul 3, 2016
3
Air date: Jul 10, 2016
4
Air date: Jul 17, 2016
5
Air date: Jul 24, 2016
6
Air date: Jul 31, 2016
7
Air date: Aug 14, 2016
8
Air date: Aug 21, 2016
9
Air date: Aug 28, 2016
10
Air date: Sep 19, 2016

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Critic Reviews for Match Game Season 1

All Critics (11) | Top Critics (5)

Alec Baldwin is the host. Let me repeat that: Alec Baldwin -- Emmy-winning, Oscar-nominated Alec Baldwin -- is the host. How the hell did that happen? I don't know, but man, is he something to watch.

Jul 7, 2016 | Rating: B- | Full Review…

I thought [Match Game] was EXTREMELY charming.

May 24, 2019 | Full Review…

The producers, and ABC, largely got this right.

May 24, 2019 | Full Review…

The creators of this revival achieved what long seemed impossible -- a great new Match Game -- by restoring the concept's original simplicity and letting smart players fill in the blanks.

Jul 7, 2016 | Full Review…
Top Critic

Looking slim and dapper, Baldwin seemed to be approaching his hosting duties almost as a piece of performance art.

Jul 7, 2016 | Full Review…

Improbably, ABC's reboot of the series has done a great job in recreating the loose vibe of the original.

May 24, 2019 | Full Review…

Alec Baldwin is no Steve Harvey. Unlike Harvey, Baldwin seems diminished on the set of a retro '70s game show dedicated to getting contestants to say gently dirty nonsense.

May 24, 2019 | Full Review…

[Alec] Baldwin surprised me with how easily he slipped into the host role, not giving any whiff that it was a "step down" for a two-time Emmy-winning actor.

May 24, 2019 | Full Review…

It's just not as good as my beloved '70s version. Nobody sparks the same joy in me as Gene or Richard or Charles or the queen of Match Game, Patti Deutsch.

Jul 11, 2016 | Full Review…

The vibe is loose and giggly, Baldwin is an apt and quick-witted host, and the celebrity guests are game on this nicely done reboot of the 1960s quiz show that's a lot of fun to watch.

Jul 7, 2016 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Baldwin hosted with debonair aplomb while remaining open to extending the show's racy roots.

Jul 7, 2016 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Match Game: Season 1

  • Mar 04, 2017
    Very funny, a bit raunchy. Alec is great as host. Well over the majority of the celebrities are good at the game and funny.
  • Aug 25, 2016
    Wonderful. Love it. An amazing recreation of the original show. Alec Baldwin is wonderful--the best parts are him insulting the contestants! Hilarious. I can watch this over and over again.

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