In some perhaps unsurprising news, ABC will be reported does not bring the constancy of the game-show Matchorganized by Alec Baldwin. Instead of looking for a new anchor to fit into the actor’s shoes, they’re clearly canceling the show right away.
Equal Diversity note, the future of Match is a “source of speculation” after tragic incident in which Baldwin was wielding a prop gun that led to the death of cinematographer Halyna Hutchins on the set of the independent film Rust last year. However, the commercial document states that “ABC’s decision to cancel “Match Game” is unrelated to that incident” and that new episodes have not been filmed since 2020, before the start of the pandemic. The last time the episodes aired was in the summer of 2021, according to Deadline.
Baldwin representatives did not immediately respond to a request VF Ask for comment by the end of the week.
Baldwin started organizing for the first time Match in 2016 and is the show’s executive producer. The perennial quiz show, in which contestants pair up with celebrities and try to find fill-in-the-blank phrases, has been on the air since 1962. The original host was Gene Rayburn. During the 1970s, Charles Nelson Reilly hosted as a regular celebrity guest. And of course, the premise culminates in a parody segment on RuPaul’s Drag Race equal Robbery game.
Baldwin’s Repetition Famous Guests Match has covered a wide range of popular cultures, including everyone from Michael Che, Cheryl Hines, Jason Alexanderand Caitlyn Jennerarrive Bang Tzu, JB Smoove, Ellie Kemperand Neil deGrasse Tyson. Baldwin was also nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award as Best Presenter for a Reality Show or Reality Contest in 2017.
While a family-friendly game show on American television, especially a Disney-owned network, isn’t his future, Baldwin has other projects in mind. He is starting production on two christmas movies with his brother William Baldwin and Italian manufacturers in Rome. Billie’s Magic Word and Kid Santa will be live-action / animation hybrid, both by Francesco Cinquemani. The Italian filmmaker previously worked with William on the 2021 film Christmas witch (also in the cast: Tom Arnold) and with Alec on this 2015 sci-fi photo Andron: Black Labyrinth. It’s not clear if either film has ever opened in the United States, but Christmas witch was fine for itself, earn more 9 million dollars at the box officealmost all of them come from Italy.
Baldwin also launched a true crime podcast in February, Art cheatswhich he narrated.
Elsewhere in his life, however, there were considerable disturbances. Performer filed a lawsuit in court in March said that his contract is about Rust, as a producer as well as a co-star, he prevented him from being financially responsible for Hutchins’ death. In February, Hutchins’ family listed Baldwin among other names in a wrongful lawsuit.
On a more positive note, Hilaria Baldwin, Alec’s wife, announced this week that she is having a baby. This will be the couple’s seventh time. Hilaria’s Instagram video posted the news showing the Baldwin mother hens roaming around the rug, as Alec moved over them and started to kneel. (I’ve watched this clip so many times and I simply can’t tell if there’s a stool or small stool involved. Maybe you can.) Surf Mesa and Emilee Flood“ily (I love you),” redo Frankie Valli“Can’t take my eyes off you” plays in the background.
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