Match Game PM

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Match Game PM
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Premiere September 8, 1975
Finale September 13, 1981
Creator Frank Wayne (original format)
Ira Skutch (this version)
Host Gene Rayburn
Network/Provider First-run syndication
Style 30-minute game show
Company Goodson-Todman Productions,
(Celebrity Productions, The Match Game Company)
Distributor Jim Victory Television (original)
Fremantle North America (current)
Seasons 6
Episodes 230
Origin USA

Match Game PM (1975–81) is a weekly game show that aired in first-run syndication. It was the third version of Match Game and ran at the same time as the second one, with that version running during the day on CBS and this one running weekly in the nighttime (most often in early prime) in syndication.

It is played just like the daytime edition, except the winner plays two audience matches on the Super-Match, which could pay a jackpot of up to $10,000. In the second season, three rounds of the regular game were played. The Star Wheel, introduced in 1978, made the Super Match jackpot worth up to $20,000. If a contestant struck out on both audience matches, he/she was still spotted a potential $1000 on the head-to-head match which could be doubled to $2000 with the Star Wheel.

Contents

Panelists

Person   Duration
Main Cast
Brett Somers
Charles Nelson Reilly
Richard Dawson 1975-78

Seasons

Season  Premiere Finale #
Syndication
Season One September 8, 1975 1976 39
Season Two 1976 1977 39
Season Three 1977 1978 39
Season Four 1978 1979 39
Season Five 1979 1980 39
Season Six 1980 September 13, 1981 35

In-Depth

DVD Releases

There are no DVD releases for this show.

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