Alec Baldwin’s Game Show Match Game Has Been Canceled By ABC

Alec Baldwin’s Match Game game show has been canceled by ABC…the series hadn’t resumed production since the pandemic shutdown

ABC has canceled the game show Match Game, hosted by Alec Baldwin.

The show’s cancellation was unrelated to the 64-year-old actor’s involvement in the fatal shooting of cinematographer Halyna Hutchins while filming Rust in New Mexico last October. Variety reported.

The show hadn’t been in production since 2020, before the COVID-19 pandemic shut down, and only two new episodes aired last year.

The latest: ABC canceled game show Match Game, hosted by Alec Baldwin, 64, because the show hadn’t been in production since 2020, before the COVID-19 pandemic shutdown, and only two new episodes aired last year

The most recent revival of the game show (which first aired in 1962) involving Baldwin began airing in 2016 and ran for 69 episodes.

The show’s format saw four contestants play for a $25,000 prize as they attempted to match blank answers from celebrity guests.

The decision came as the network planned its summer lineup, according to Variety, as shows such as Card Sharks, Celebrity Dating Game and The Hustler are not set to be renewed, while Celebrity Family Feud, Press Your Luck and The 100,000 $Pyramid should return to the air.

Baldwin in November 2020 said he had “a ball” hosting the show, calling it one of the “strange job quilts” that allowed him to work in New York and stay close to his family. .

The most recent revival of the game show (which first aired in 1962) involving Baldwin began airing in 2016 and ran for 69 episodes.

The most recent revival of the game show (which first aired in 1962) involving Baldwin began airing in 2016 and ran for 69 episodes.

Baldwin was seen at the Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights Ripple of Hope Award Gala in December in New York

Baldwin was seen at the Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights Ripple of Hope Award Gala in December in New York

“I never thought I’d say I’m grateful to be hosting a game show,” the Oscar-nominated actor said, according to TV Insider. “We’re going to tell jokes, say pretty salty things and make fun of the contestants. But we always keep the integrity of the game in mind. I’m the one that makes it all happen. I’ve got a ball.’

The actor’s wife, Hilaria Baldwin, said on Instagram last week that she and the star are expecting their seventh child this fall.

“After many ups and downs over the past few years, we have an exciting surprise and a huge surprise: another Baldwinito is coming this fall,” Hilaria told the social media site. “We were pretty sure our family was complete and we are more than happy with this surprise.”

Hilaria called the pregnancy “a blessing and a gift in these uncertain times”.

The celebrity couple are parents to daughters Carmen, eight, and María Lucía, 13 months, and sons Rafael, six, Leonardo, five, Romeo, three, and Eduardo, 18 months. Baldwin is the father of model Ireland Baldwin, 25, with his ex-wife Kim Basinger.

Baldwin remains in litigation in relation to the October 21 filming on the Rust set of the Hutchins family, who said he and the film’s other producers were ‘insensitive’ and negligent in handling security issues during Western film making.

Baldwin had pointed a gun at Hutchins in preparation for a scene in a church when the gun fired, fatally wounding Hutchins and wounding the film’s director Joel Souza.

baldwin said ABC in December that he “did not pull the trigger” while holding the gun that fired. He said he pointed the gun off-camera on instructions from Hutchins: “I would never point a gun at anyone and pull the trigger.” Never.’

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