Match Game (1979)
Match Game is a daily game show that aired in Syndication. It was the fourth version of Match Game and succeeded the second version as a daytime version, as the third version still ran during the nighttime.
This was virtually identical to the CBS show except that two players played two games, and there was no $100 payoff to the winner of the game (which meant that a player could win both games, strike out completely in both Super-Matches and go home with bupkiss--save for the parting gifts announced at the end). When time permitted, Gene Rayburn would give audience members a chance to win $50 a piece by having them guess the answer to a fill-in-the-blank written by a celebrity.
There was talk about reviving Match Game for syndication in 1985, but when stations and the syndicator found out that Gene Rayburn was at the time pushing 70 years old, the revival plans were scuttled. As a result, repeats of this edition were syndicated starting early 1985.
|Charles Nelson Reilly|
|Season One||September 10, 1979||1980||175|
|Season Three||1981||September 10, 1982||175|
- At a Glance: Additional information about the series