The popular TV game show Let’s Make A Deal has been entertaining audiences and viewers at home since 1963.
The long-running show challenges contestants to make smart trading moves in order to take home the most valuable prize.
What is Let’s Make a Deal about?
Popularized by Monty Hall in the 1960s, Let’s Make a Deal is a show all about trading and strategic business deals.
This is a series of games in which participants, also known as “dealers”, are asked to exchange a smaller prize for a mystery prize.
There is a wide range of prizes including cash, cars, electronics, furniture and paid travel.
The mystery prize that participants can exchange for can either be a lesser value item, something of higher value, or a “zonk” or gag item.
Traders are also given the option to keep what they have.
Who is the host of Let’s Make a Deal?
Let’s Make a Deal is currently hosted by comedian Wayne Brady.
The actor is also the host of another game show, Game of Talents, which airs on Fox.
He said The New York Post that while it’s almost unheard of to host two game shows on competing networks, its setup is relatively conflict-free.
“While that’s not the norm, it’s not entirely unorthodox either,” he said.
“Even though I host a show on a competing network, CBS understands that I’m not just a host and I just don’t do one thing, and they did that very well.”
“And Let’s Make a Deal is during the day and [Game of Talents] is prime time, so they’re not in direct competition.
Past hosts of Let’s Make a Deal include Monty Hall, Bob Hilton and Billy Bush.
Where is Let’s Make a Deal filmed?
Let’s Make a Deal will be filmed at Haven Studios in Glendale, California, along with fellow Fremantle game show The Price is Right.
The series was previously recorded at Quixote Studios in Sylmar, California.
Previous filming locations also include Saticoy Studios in Van Nuys, California and the Tropicana in Las Vegas.
When the show first aired in 1963, it was filmed at NBC Studios in Burbank, California.