CBS Revives ‘Let’s Make a Deal’

by | August 3, 2009 at 12:36 PM | TV News


A big ‘Deal’ is coming to daytime.

CBS announced Monday it is reviving the game show ‘Let’s Make a Deal‘ as a replacement for the canceled soap ‘Guiding Light.’

Wayne Brady will host the one-hour daytime series, which is a modern update of the zany Monty Hall classic (1963-1977) in which the contestants dress up in outrageous outfits to win cash and prizes.

“I am honored and ready to go; it is not every day that you get to be a part of a franchise like ‘Let’s Make a Deal,’” says Brady. “I think it is a perfect fit.”

Brady, known for the improv show ‘Whose Line Is It Anyway?’, has plenty of hosting experience, most recently on ‘Don’t Forget the Lyrics,’ as well as on his own talk-variety series, ‘The Wayne Brady Show.’

The new ‘Deal’ premieres on Monday, Oct. 5th, two weeks after the series finale of the 72-year-old soap ‘Guiding Light’ on Friday, Sept. 18th. Repeats will air in the two-week interim.

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