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Match Game 

An updated version of the classic game show, hosted by Ross Shafer and featuring original panelist Charles Nelson Reilly. A group of celebrities would be given a sentence with a missing ... See full summary »
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Series cast summary:
Ross Shafer Ross Shafer ...  Himself - Host 70 episodes, 1990-1991
Gene Wood Gene Wood ...  Himself - Announcer 69 episodes, 1990-1991
Charles Nelson Reilly ...  Himself - Panelist 67 episodes, 1990-1991
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An updated version of the classic game show, hosted by Ross Shafer and featuring original panelist Charles Nelson Reilly. A group of celebrities would be given a sentence with a missing word, which they would then have to fill in. The contestants would then give their own answer and scored points according to how many celebrity gave the same answer. Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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Family | Game-Show

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USA

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English

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16 July 1990 (USA) See more »

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Match Game '90 See more »

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Bert Convy was originally hired to host but was diagnosed with a brain tumor after the pilot was filmed. See more »

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Followed by What the Blank (2004) See more »

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The MATCH GAME Thinking Question Cues 1-4
Written & Performed by The Score Production Band
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Not as good as the original,but...
13 July 2005 | by KUAlum26See all my reviews

...I still enjoyed this version,at least because it seemed to carry enough of the spirit of the original show to keep it funny and fluid. While it would've been better if Gene Rayburn had returned to host,Ross Shafer does yeoman-like work as the host.

Two things would've improved this version:better guests(more Betty White or Vicki Lawrence,much,MUCH less Sally Struthers and that woman who played the mom on "Just the Ten of Us") and more support(i.e. better scheduling)by the network,in this case ABC. It seemed like the network was ready to give up on this show after about week thirteen(of a thirty-nine week run)! CNR and Brett were on quite a bit,actually. I know Richard Dawson is a popular panelist associated with the show,but after watching some segments on both Richard and the Match Game,he sounded like he was quite the A-hole and caused too much friction on the set,so his not being involved was not necessarily a huge loss IMHO.

A little trivia here:

Brad Garrett was on this show quite a bit,LONG before he became an Emmy-winning co-star of "Everybody Loves Raymond". He was quite good here,too.


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