Sunday, May 19, 2024

Alec Baldwin’s Match Game Features “View” Reunion of Rosie O’Donnell, Sherri Shepherd


This Sunday, “The Match Game” is back. The first panel of celebrity players consists of a reunion of “The View” ex co hosts Rosie O’Donnell and Sherri Shepherd. Rosie is taking over the slot of the late Brett Somers, who was the real life ex wife of Jack Klugman and an absolute star of this show. Somers and Charles Nelson Reilly were a formidable team on “The Match Game.”

In addition to Rosie and Sherri, the other players will be “Kimmy Schmidt” Emmy nominee Tituss Burgess one time “SNL” performer Horatio Sanz, plus designer Isaac Mizhrahi.

Following up will be Adam Goldberg (“The Jim Gaffigan Show”), Ana Gasteyer (“Lady Dynamite,” “Saturday Night Live” alum, Bobby Moynihan (“Saturday Night Live’, D.L. Hughley (Comedian/Author)
Debra Messing (ABC’s “Dirty Dancing,” “Mysteries of Laura,” “Will & Grace”), Edie Falco (Multi-Emmy Award Winner), J.B. Smoove (“Barbershop: The Next Cut,” “Curb Your Enthusiasm”)
Jenna Fischer (“The Office”) and Sutton Foster (“Younger”; Two-Time Tony Award-Winner).

The show is on late Sundays- 10pm– so maybe it will be a little “edgy.” At least by network standards, which are stuck in the 1960s. But a lot of these people are smart and articulate, so let’s hope for the best.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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