ABC Adds FremantleMedia Game Shows to Winter Schedule


BURBANK: On the heels of their summer success, Match Game and To Tell the Truth, from FremantleMedia North America, will be back on the ABC schedule this January.

“Our game shows are being embraced by fans and celebrated for bringing people together to participate in the fun,” said Rob Mills, senior VP of alternative series, specials and late-night programming at ABC Entertainment. “We’re looking forward to having new shows available to continue the laughs and extend the celebration beyond the holidays.”

Match Game, fronted by Alec Baldwin, returns for its second season on January 4. The show averaged 6 million viewers over the summer. Anthony Anderson is back for the second outing of To Tell the Truth on January 1. It averaged 5.2 million viewers over the summer.

Jennifer Mullin, co-CEO of FremantleMedia North America, noted, “ABC has been such a perfect home for these two series, and Alec and Anthony are comedic powerhouses who take the fun of the game to the next level. We’ve had an incredible time producing these shows and we hope the viewers have as much fun with them as we did.”