Let's Make a Deal is an iconic game show, no question about it. The original, which ran from 1963 to 1976, was hosted by Monty Hall.
While a couple of revivals have been attempted, Let's Make a Deal never really caught fire again. Now, CBS is hoping to change all that.
On August 3rd, 2009, CBS announced their pickup of the newest Let's Make a Deal revival. The host for this new hour-long version of the show is comedian Wayne Brady, who previously hosted FOX network's Don't Forget the Lyrics.
The format of the new LMAD has yet to be confirmed, but reports from the taping of the pilot episode claim that it's very close to the original, complete with zonks and the classic "I'll give $100 to anyone that has a ___ with them" at the end of the show.
Fans of the original will be pleased to note that Monty Hall is very involved with the production of this show. He was behind the casting of Wayne Brady as host, and serves as a creative consultant for the production.
Let's Make a Deal will premiere on October 5th, 2009. The executive producer is Mike Richards, and the production company is FremantleMedia.