The first of ten 60-minute episodes of another revival of Match Game premiered on ABC (which had previously aired the 1990 version) on June 26, 2016 at 10:00 pm ET. Alec Baldwin serves as host and executive producer. The show airs as part of ABC's "Sunday Fun and Games" block alongside the returning Celebrity Family Feud with Steve Harvey and The $100,000 Pyramid with Michael Strahan. It also marks the series' return to New York, having taped there during the 1960s.On August 4, 2016, ABC renewed Match Game for a second season. Celebrities who have made multiple appearances to date include: Jason Alexander, Rosie O'Donnell, Tituss Burgess, Ana Gasteyer, Jack McBrayer, Leah Remini, Cheryl Hines, Niecy Nash, Ellie Kemper, David Alan Grier, Sheryl Crow, Horatio Sanz, Caroline Rhea, Chris D'Elia, Judy Greer, Sherri Shepherd, Mario Cantone, Jane Krakowski, Adam Carolla, Jenna Fischer, Lamorne Morris, Casey Wilson, Wayne Brady, Jay Pharoah, Rick Fox, and Constance Zimmer. Additionally, some of the celebrities who appeared as panelists in the 2012 English-Canadian version who have also appeared in this version include: D.L. Hughley and Ice-T.
Gameplay is similar to the 197379 version, featuring two full games, each with two new contestants. Each game is self-contained, with two questions per contestant; the winner advances to the Super Match. If the score is tied after two rounds, a sudden-death tiebreaker is played. Values for the Audience Match portion of the bonus game are $5,000, $3,000, and $2,000, with $1,000 awarded for not matching any of the top three answers. The contestant then selects a celebrity for the Head-to-Head Match, which multiplies the Audience Match winnings by five if successful, for a potential top prize of $25,000.
On many episodes, answers that are deemed inappropriate for broadcast are edited out with comical effects, including a slide whistle sound effect dubbed over the audible answer in place of the usual bleep censor. In addition, the answer card and celebrity's mouth may be blurred or pixelated.
The show was picked up to fill ABC's winter programming schedule on January 4, 2017, airing on Wednesdays at 10:00 p.m. ET.
On April 2, 2017, it began to be used as a mid-season replacement on Sunday evenings at 9:00 p.m. ET with newly-produced episodes filling in for three weeks to replace the cancelled period drama/sci-fi series Time After Time before the start of May sweeps, when extended season finales and awards ceremonies fill out the remainder of the season. On August 6, 2017 ABC announced that Match Game was renewed for a third season.