Not resting on his laurels upon the cancellation of his Fox game show “Don’t Forget the Lyrics,” Wayne Brady will be back behind the mic this fall to host the remake of “Let’s Make a Deal.”
Shooting in Las Vegas, the series will retain much of the quirkiness of the original series, CBS said in a release.
Brady was brilliant on “Whose Line is it Anyway” and, while that naturally translates into game show duties, it seems as though he can do more than that. But it pays (presumably well) and it’s work, so who can knock it.
Following is the CBS release.
LET’S MAKE A DEAL, a new take on the classic game show where audience members dress in outlandish costumes to win cash and prizes by making deals with the host, will begin production Tuesday, September 15 at the Tropicana Las Vegas. The new, one-hour series will premiere Monday, Oct. 5, (check local listings) on the CBS Television Network. Emmy Award-winner Wayne Brady will host the new one-hour daytime series produced by FremantleMedia North America (“American Idol,” “The Price is Right”).
Free tickets for the show are available at http://www.cbs.com/daytime/lets_make_a_deal/ with details about tape dates also available at the site.
The original LET’S MAKE A DEAL was a television game show staple during the 1960s and 70s when it was hosted by Monty Hall from 1963-1977. While later versions aired in syndication and primetime, the game show is best remembered for the years hosted by Hall, who will serve as a creative consultant on this latest version.
The proud home of LET’S MAKE A DEAL, Tropicana Las Vegas has been a Las Vegas landmark since its inception in 1957. Recently acquired by the Onex Corporation and led by seasoned gaming executive Alex Yemenidjian, the historic property is currently transforming itself into a vibrant South Beach, Miami themed escape. Located at the corner of Las Vegas Boulevard and Tropicana Avenue, in the heart of the famed Las Vegas Strip and featuring numerous restaurants, the 850-seat Tiffany Theater, the famous pool area with cascading waterfalls, more than 1,800 hotel rooms and an action-packed casino, renovations are scheduled for completion in 2010. For additional information on events, amenities or availability call 702-739-2222 or visit tropicanalv.com. Management reserves all rights.
LET’S MAKE A DEAL is hosted by Wayne Brady. Mike Richards (“The Price is Right”) is the Executive Producer. Produced by FremantleMedia North America, the one-hour show will be broadcast weekdays (check local listings) on the CBS Television Network.