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Match Game (1998)
This version had only five celebrities (four regulars--Vicki Lawrence, Nell Carter, Judy Tenuta and George Hamilton--and a revolving guest spot) and basically followed the rules of the CBS edition except for scoring. Each match was worth a point, and in the second round, points double. The Super-Match remained unchanged.
As where the CBS show was bawdy, out of control and zany, with questions that pushed the envelope, this version folds, spindles and mutilates the envelope. The answers we didn't dare give in the 70s but only thought about were actually being used. Viewers didn't see any chemistry among the panelists, none matching the chemistry of Rayburn, Somers, Reilly and Dawson. It barely made a blip in the ratings and was canceled after one season.
|Vicki Lawrence||Regular Panelist||1|
|Nell Carter||Regular Panelist||1|
|Judy Tenuta||Regular Panelist||1|
|George Hamilton||Regular Panelist||1|
|Season One||September 21, 1998||September 10, 1999||—|
- At a Glance: Additional information about the series
There has not been a DVD release for this show.