this EW account of a Match Game taping overflows with gushy enthusiasm.
The review does offer a few bits of info amid all the fawning. Alcohol flowed freely for the panelists, which maintains the boozy tradition of the hallowed 1973-82 Match Game. The taping took about two hours, and to keep the audience interested, the showrunners awarded a Starbucks gift card. Only fifteen bucks but it was the thought that counted.
The story raves about panelist Leslie Jones in particular. "She was all over the place." Uh-oh. I sense one of those attention hogs who can ruin an ensemble show like Match Game. Let's hope that any excessive scenery-chewing got edited out.
The review also praises Alec Baldwin, which I can agree with. He's kept his worst impulses under control and has been a surprisingly good host.