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‘Match Game’ Hosted by Alec Baldwin Premieres on ABC

Amagansett’s Alec Baldwin hosted the premiere of the new version of Match Game on ABC this past Sunday at 10 p.m.

In an interview with the Hollywood Reporter, Baldwin described the show as “more colorful” than the original. The premiere, which was filmed in New York City, featured celebrity panelists including J.B. Smoove, East Ender Debra Messing, Sutton Foster, Tituss BurgessMichael Ian Black and Commack native Rosie O’Donnell.

Match Game stayed mostly true to the original, including a 60s-esque set complete with a shag carpet. There are some changes on the show including more risqué answers. The game also got quite political, as several panelists comically bashed contenders in the upcoming election.

Baldwin agreed to host Match Game after being offered a $1 million donation to his Alec Baldwin Foundation, which gives grants to health, environmental and arts organizations in New York City and Long Island. Some organizations that have received grants in the past include the New York Philharmonic, the Roundabout Theatre Company, Carnegie Hall Society, NYU, Central Park Conservancy, among others.

The show will air over 10 weeks as part of ABC’s “Sunday Fun & Games.” Other shows in the line-up include The $100,000 Pyramid and Celebrity Family Feud.

Watch the Match Game promo below.

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