Pilot for a new revival of Match Game commissioned by BLANK.
Back in January we reported that the still popular 70's game show Match Game was ready to be revived once again by Fremantle Media, which pretty much owns rights to every single game show on the planet. In that report we mentioned that Fremantle was talking to a number of cable networks about this project, but no permanent home was established yet.
That problem may have rectified itself in the last few days, though, as a pilot has been commissioned by...Ah, you thought I was going to say GSN, didn't you? That would seem the most logical place since reruns of the 1973-82 version of Match Game have had a successful run for years on that network. Unfortunately, that is not the case. This time around the cable network requesting the pilot is TBS (as Bob mentioned earlier this month in a post about Turner's new shows).
No, your eyesight is not failing you. I actually wrote TBS. Should the pilot become a series it will be the network's first foray into original game show territory. The show would be slated for a late-night slot on the network and would be more edgy in adult material than previous incarnations. Since the original was pretty risque for daytime television I'm not too sure how much more risque they could be. Maybe they would all play naked during the Super Match.
Stay tuned, true believers. This should be an interesting ride.