Time for a Rematch! The Comedy Network Orders Second Season of MATCH GAME

Time for a Rematch! The Comedy Network Orders Second Season of MATCH GAME 
- Darrin Rose returns as host; Seán Cullen and Debra DiGiovanni are back as 
regular panellists - 
- Montreal's Zone3 to shoot another 60 episodes in Toronto this summer - 
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TORONTO, April 3, 2013 /CNW/ - This year, no blanks shall remain unfilled as 
The Comedy Network orders a second season of the retro-classic comedy game 
show MATCH GAME from FremantleMedia. Set to shoot for the first time in 
Toronto this summer, another 60 episodes of the half-hour comedy series have 
been ordered. Produced in association with Montreal's Zone3, Season 2 of MATCH 
GAME premieres exclusively on Comedy this fall. Oshawa-born stand-up Darrin 
Rose is back for another round as host, and is again joined by wisecracking 
regular panellists Canadian comedy legend Seán Cullen, and beloved stand-up 
Debra DiGiovanni. 
Season 1 of MATCH GAME featured an extraordinary roster of comedy all-stars 
including Samantha Bee, Scott Thompson, Tom Green, Caroline Rhea, Andy 
Kindler, Yvette Nicole Brown, Janeane Garofalo, Jeremy Hotz, and Greg 
Grunberg, among others. Since the series premiere on Oct. 15, 2012, more than 
nine million viewers have watched the original Canadian series, while 
approximately two million Canadians continue to watch MATCH GAME each week. 
Viewers can relive the first round of shenanigans Monday - Friday at 8 p.m. 
ET/PT on Comedy. 
**Media Note** - Download photography for MATCH GAME at BellMediaPR.ca/Comedy 
"It's exciting to see MATCH GAME, yet another homegrown Bell 
Media-commissioned series, catch fire with viewers across the country," said 
Catherine MacLeod, Vice-President, Specialty Channels, Bell Media. "We look 
forward to delivering 60 more episodes of the hijinks and hilarity that have 
become the hallmark of this retro-comedy classic." 
"We are looking forward to taping with Darrin, Seán, and Debra, as well as 
many familiar and new faces this summer in Toronto," said Michel Bissonnette, 
President of Montreal-headquartered Zone3. "We plan to take the laughs to the 
next level." 
MATCH GAME is based on FremantleMedia's international format, with local 
versions having been shown across the U.K., Canada, Australia, Germany, 
France, and Mexico. 
MATCH GAME is produced by Zone3 in association with Bell Media. Executive 
producers are Isabelle Bourduas and Michael Kronish. Martha Kehoe is producer. 
Sarah Fowlie is Director, Independent Production, Comedy. Corrie Coe is Senior 
Vice-President, Independent Production, Bell Media. Catherine MacLeod is 
Vice-President, Specialty Channels, Bell Media. Rick Brace is President, 
Specialty Channels and CTV Production. Phil King is President, CTV Programming 
and Sports. 
SOCIAL MEDIA LINKS: The Comedy Network on Twitter The Comedy Network on 
Facebook Darrin Rose on Twitter Darrin Rose on Facebook Debra DiGiovanni on 
Twitter Seán Cullen on Twitter 
About Zone3
MATCH GAME Canada is produced by Montreal-based Zone3, Quebec's top production 
house. The company focuses in three main areas:television production, film 
production, and live entertainment production. Zone3 was founded in 2000 by 
André Larin, Michel Bissonnette and Vincent Leduc, all of whom have held key 
positions in the Québec television and broadcasting industry. Michael Kronish 
and Isabelle Bourduas are the executives in charge of English language 
production. Zone3 is owned by Telesystem Ltd. and CDP TélécomMédias. 
About FremantleMedia
FremantleMedia is one of the leading creators, producers and distributors of 
television entertainment brands in the world. FremantleMedia is part of RTL 
Group, the leading European entertainment network, which is in turn 92 percent 
owned by the international media company Bertelsmann. FremantleMedia is 
responsible for many of the world's highest rated prime time entertainment, 
drama, serial drama, factual entertainment and kids & family programming, with 
market leading capabilities that extend from content creation to licensing, 
digital and branded entertainment, gaming and home entertainment. The 
FremantleMedia Group (which includes FremantleMedia North America, UFA, 
FremantleMedia UK, FremantleMedia Australia, Ludia, @radical.media and 
Original Productions, among others) has one of the most comprehensive global 
networks withoperations in 22 countries, creating over 9,200 hours of 
programming a year, rolling out more than 60 formats and managing over 300 
individual titles. The company also distributes more than 20,000 hours of 
content in over 150 countries. FremantleMedia has some of the world's most 
sought after and long running formats in its catalogue, and globally produces 
such programmes as: Idols (co-produced with 19 Productions in the US), Hole In 
The Wall, Got Talent (co-produced with Syco in the UK and the US), The X 
Factor (co-produced with Syco in the UK and the US), Take Me Out, Family Feud, 
The Price is Right, Farmer Wants A Wife, Gute Zeiten Schlechte Zeiten, and 
Neighbours. www.fremantlemedia.com 
About Bell Media Independent Production
Bell Media has commissioned and co-produced some of Canada's most-watched and 
most-acclaimed original programming, while working with the best Canadian 
independent producers in the country. Hit CTV series include ratings success 
stories SAVING HOPE and THE LISTENER, and the recently concluded game changer 
FLASHPOINT. New for 2013 on CTV are the drama series MOTIVE and PLAYED 
(working title), relationship comedy SATISFACTION, multi-cam office comedy 
SPUN OUT, and THE AMAZING RACE CANADA, a Canadian-produced, complementary 
version of the hit international series. Among the scripted series on Bell 
Media specialty channels are the two-time Emmy(®)-nominated hit DEGRASSI, 
ORPHAN BLACK, and upcoming drama BITTEN. In total, Bell Media ordered 26 new 
original Canadian series in 2012, and put 35 scripted projects into 
development. 
About The Comedy Network
Canada's first specialty comedy service, The Comedy Network airs comedy of all 
kinds, 24-hours-a-day, across multiple platforms, including a revolutionary 
broadband service at thecomedynetwork.ca. Launched in October 1997, The Comedy 
Network broadcasts, uncut and uncensored, an eclectic mix of scripted, 
stand-up, sketch, improv, and animated comedy - as well as topical comedy talk 
shows, game shows and classic situation comedies. Offering an unrivalled slate 
of original Canadian programming, The Comedy Network reinvests nearly 50 per 
cent of its revenues into home-grown productions. The Comedy Network is a 
division of Bell Media, which is owned by BCE Inc. (TSX, NYSE: BCE), Canada's 
largest communications company, and is available in nearly six million 
households across the country. 
Source: BBM Canada, 10/15/12 - 3/17/13 
Andrea Allen, The Comedy Network, 416.384.5375 orandrea.allen@bellmedia.ca 
Christy Sullivan, The Comedy Network, 416.384.3624 
orchristy.sullivan@bellmedia.ca 
SOURCE: Comedy Network 
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