ABC Sets Premiere Dates For ‘Match Game’, ‘The Proposal’, And ‘Take Two’


ABC has slated three premiere dates for the return of one of their popular game shows and two new series.

The third season of the revival of the retro game show Match Game from FremantleMedia North America will premiere at 9 PM EDT June 21 with Alec Baldwin returning as the host. The hilarious panel game features two contestants as they attempt to match the answers of six celebrities in a game of fill-in-the-missing-blank. This season’s lineup of celebrity guests include Laverne Cox, David Arquette, James Van Der Beek, Amy Sedaris, Jenifer Lewis, Anthony Anderson, Christina Ricci, ICE-T, Kenan Thompson, Niecy Nash, Joel McHale, Neil DeGrasse Tyson, Jane Krakowski, Tituss Burgess, and more.

Baldwin, FMNA’s Jennifer Mullin, Scott St. John and Mallory Schwartz serve as executive producers.

ABC’s newest procedural crime series Take Two will debut at 10 PM EDT on June 21. The upbeat detective series stars Rachel Bilson (Hart of Dixie, Nashville) and Eddie Cibrian (CSI: Miami, Rosewood) and follows Sam Swift (Bilson), the former star of a hit cop series whose epic breakdown is broadcast to the public and sends her to rehab. Desperate to restart her career, she talks her way into shadowing lone-wolf private investigator Eddie Valetik (Cibrian) as research for a potential comeback role. Though Eddie resents the babysitting gig, high-spirited Sam uses the skills she learned as an actor playing a cop and proves herself to be surprisingly valuable.

Take Two comes from Terri Edda Miller and Andrew W. Marlowe, the creators and executive producers of Castle. Miller and Marlowe will serve as EPs alongside Studiocanal TV’s Rola Bauer and Tandem Productions’ Tim Halkin. The cast also includes Xavier de Guzman, Aliyah O’Brien, and Alice Lee.

The pilot was directed by John Terlesky. “Take Two” is produced by Tandem Productions and MilMar Pictures in co-production with ABC Studios. “Take Two” was co-developed and co-financed by ABC, VOX and France 2.

Rounding out the list is The ProposalABC’s newest reality dating series hosted by former NFL quarterback and Season 5 Bachelor Jesse Palmer. The series will debut at 10 PM EDT June 18. features ten eligible women selected by a blue-ribbon panel of matchmakers who vie for a chance at love with mystery suitor Mike, a police officer from Bakersfield, Calif. who is in search of his soul mate. By the end of the night, Mike will propose to one of two remaining women. From there, the newly acquainted couple will trust fate and exit the stage possibly engaged to be married.

After each phase, the daters who fail to connect with the mystery suitor are whittled down, leading to the dramatic and highly anticipated reveal, when the two remaining daters finally meet the mystery suitor for the first time, just in time for a romantic proposal.

The Proposal is produced by Next Entertainment in association with Warner Horizon Unscripted & Alternative Television. Mike Fleiss, Martin Hilton, James Breen and Jason Ehrlich serve as executive producers.

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