Alec Baldwin and ABC are quite a match.
The Disney-owned broadcast network has renewed “Match Game” for a third season with host Baldwin. Additionally, Baldwin’s company, El Dorado Pictures, has inked a two-year first-look deal with ABC Studios.
Under the new agreement, El Dorado Pictures will develop scripted and unscripted projects under the ABC Studios banner. The production company’s development executive, Mallory Schwartz, will oversee the slate, which Baldwin will executive produce.
“Alec’s quick wit, charm and star power set the stage for an unadulterated and can’t-miss hour of television each week on ‘Match Game,'” said Channing Dungey, president, ABC Entertainment. “The series is an integral part of ABC ‘Fun & Games,’ and I’m glad to have it and Alec back.”
“Alec Baldwin is one of the most prolific, creative people in the entertainment industry,” added Patrick Moran, president, ABC Studios. “We’re looking forward to channeling that creativity for our studio.”
“Match Game” is produced by FremantleMedia North America, with Baldwin, Schwartz, Jennifer Mullin and Scott St. John serving as executive producers.