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Silverman, MacDonald spark to "Match Game" redo
By Kimberly Nordyke Thu Jun 19, 9:30 PM ET
LOS ANGELES (Hollywod Reporter) - Is Sarah Silverman the new ? Could be the next ?
Andrew Daly ("Semi-Pro") hosted the pilot for the cable channel.
"Match Game," in which contestants try to match missing words in a given phrase with a panel of celebrity guests, originally debuted in 1962. Several incarnations followed, and the format reached its naughty heyday with the -hosted version in the 1970s -- once the questions were tweaked to allow for a generous amount of double-entendre humor.
The game is played by two contestants and a panel of six celebrities. Each contestant attempts to match the most celebrities in a series of fill-in-the-blank questions, such as "Sam is so short, he makes _____ look tall."
Along with Somers and Dawson, Betty White, Orson Bean, Fannie Flagg and Nipsey Russell. was another longtime regular on the show. Other panelists over the years included Vicki Lawrence, McLean Stevenson,
The most recent version of "Match Game" ended its run in 1999. Reruns air regularly on cable network GSN, effectively exposing younger audiences to the format.