3 on a ‘Match’: N.Y., L.A., Chi

Pearson All-American clears revival in major markets

It’s a match for “Match Game” and the CBS O&Os in Gotham and L.A. this fall.

Pearson All American has cleared its upcoming syndie gameshow revival on WCBS New York, KCBS Los Angeles and Chi UPN affil WPWR, bringing the total national clearance level for “Match Game” to 76% of U.S. TV households. The gameshow, hosted by Michael Burger, is set to begin production in June for a late-September preem.

New edition of “Match Game” will stick with fill-in-the-blank word game format, with celeb panelists trying to match an-swers provided by two contestants. Show was a staple of NBC’s and CBS’ daytime skeds from 1962-1979. ABC also tried a daytime “Match Game” revival in 1990-91.

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