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Classic Let's Make A Deal episodes on GSN - 2008


The GSN cable network includes classic episodes of Let's Make A Deal in its 2008 schedule, weekdays at 11:00 A.M and weekends at 1:00 P.M. 

In 2003, the Game Show Network presented a special

celebrating the beginning of Let's Make A Deal 



Special includes never before seen 1963 Pilot

and Monty Hall interview about how it all began

Published: January 8, 2003


2003 Hollywood, Calif. -- In celebration of the revival of one of America's all-time favorite game shows Letís Make a Deal, Game Show Network (GSN) is presenting an hour long special that features the never-before-seen 1963 pilot of Letís Make a Deal with host Monty Hall airing in early spring.  It was announced today by Bob Boden, Senior, Vice President of Programming, Game Show Network.

"There are so many interesting facts surrounding Letís Make a Deal's pilot that I know fans of the show will enjoy watching this special.  Viewers will find this classic interesting, especially when noting that the audience was not dressed in costumes, but in business attire," said Boden.  "Plus with Monty Hall's added commentary, the special is certainly one that should not be missed by any TV lover."

The never-before-seen pilot will be broadcast in its entirety during the special and new interviews with host Hall will fill out the rest of the hour. Host Hall reveals many interesting behind-the-scenes facts about the pilot as well as how it made it to network air.  GSN's creative on-air promotion department had a little fun with this special and produced promos resembling Geraido Rivera's infamous special "The Mystery of Al Capone's Vault."  But upon breaking through a wall, they find Hall holding the tape of the unaired pilot and exclaiming, "That's the last time I take door number 2!"

Hall served as host of Letís Make a Deal for 27 years after its December 30, 1963 premiere.  The classic game show broke all ratings records, changed networks and moved from daytime to primetime in its successful run.  In addition to being known for its costumed contestants, the show also brought a new word to America 's vocabulary, Zonk!, in reference to funny gag prizes.

Game Show Network is programming the special to coincide with the new NBC prime time series Letís Make a Deal, hosted by Billy Bush, which is tentatively set to air midseason.  The new series is executive produced by Monty Hall and his daughter Sharon, and Jay Renfroe and David Garfinkle for NBC.

The original Letís Make a Deal with Monty Hall airs on Game Show Network weekdays at 10:00 a.m. ET / 7:00 a.m. PT.

In 2001, the Game Show Network launched a week-long

"Let's Make A Deal-a-thon" with classic episodes from the 70's



Published: August, 2001


2001 -- The Deal is on! Game Show Network, the 24-hour cable network devoted exclusively to game shows and interactive game play, welcomes Letís Make a Deal to the network. With a Letís Make a Deal-a-thon, Game Show Network will broadcast 35 of the best Letís Make a Deal episodes in a five-day launch event.  Seven episodes will be presented each night along with a deal-making event from Jillianís on the Universal CityWalk in Universal City, California.  


The Letís Make a Deal-a-thon airs on Game Show Network Monday, August 27 through Friday, August 31, 2001, from 8:00 p.m. Ė 12:00 a.m. ET.


The Letís Make a Deal-a-thon event captures the thrill and excitement of the well-loved series.  The event is hosted by comedian Jeffrey Ross featuring a special appearance by Monty Hall.  Rossí credits include writing, producing and performance for the Friarís Club Roasts of Rob Reiner and Jerry Stiller for Comedy Central.  He is a regular stand-up for The Late Show with David Letterman and has written for the Academy Awards and Comedy Centralís The Man Show.


The Universal City, California location of Jillianís, a dining and entertainment megaplex featuring games, food, multi-media bowling and more, provides the party backdrop for the Letís Make a Deal-a-thon.  Shots of the audience and live event wrap around the Letís Make a Deal episodes.


ďLetís Make a Deal is one of the most popular game shows in television history, and Game Show Network is packaging and presenting it in a way that has never been seen before,Ē said Rich Cronin, president and CEO, Game Show Network. ďWe are thrilled to provide Letís Make a Deal to a whole new generation of game show fans.Ē


The Letís Make a Deal-a-thon viewing experience is enhanced by an on-screen overlay featuring information such as then-and-now prize values and series trivia. Additionally, visitors to www.gameshownetwork.com are challenged to ĎFind Montyí throughout the five-day event.  Viewers will be prompted to visit the newly designed site via an on-screen scroll at key intervals only during airing of  the Letís Make a Deal-a-thon.  The first 100 participants to find the image of Monty will click on the icon, register, and win a great prize.  Finally, fans who register on www.gameshownetwork.com will be automatically entered into a dial-out contest.  During each night of the Letís Make a Deal-a-thon, one lucky registrantís name will be drawn and they will be called and notified of what they have won during the broadcast.


Letís Make a Deal will assume its regularly scheduled air time of 8:30 p.m. ET, Monday through Saturday, beginning Saturday, September 1, 2001, on Game Show Network. 



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