Let's Make A Deal
- 12 Seasons
In this game show, contestants must decide between prizes they're offered. They angle to get the most valuable stuff while dodging potential trickery on the part of the show's host. The show originated in 1963 with host Monty Hall, and the current version is hosted by Wayne Brady. The show's unusual format involves contestants being selected from among audience members. The selected contestants are offered a prize of some value. They are given the option to trade it for another mystery prize of unknown value. Sometimes the mystery prize is of even greater value than the original prize. Sometimes, however, the mystery is basically without value. If the contestant chooses the value-less prize, disappointment ensues. A tradition on the show is for audience members to dress in outrageous costumes. The goal is to attract the attention of producers and increase the participant's chance of being chosen. In the 1960s and 70s, the show was hosted by Monty Hall and aired on daytime network television. For two years in the 1980s, a prime time version of the show aired in syndication. Another prime time version hosted by Billy Bush aired in the early 2000s. The current version of the series debuted in 2009. It airs on CBS in the daytime twice a day, once in the morning and once in the afternoon. During the coronavirus pandemic, some contestants were chosen from audience members who were watching remotely from home.