Producer Nancy Glass and her US-based Glass Entertainment Group and entrepreneur and TV host Marcus Lemonis have teamed up to acquire the rights to game show format Let’s Make A Deal.
Glass and Lemonis have retained all the IP and assets from Hatos-Hall Productions and brought in former president of Endemol Shine Studios, Sharon Hall, as a consultant to help widen the brand.
The acquisition also includes the rights to other game formats that will be rebooted and relaunched, with the trio planning to create partnerships for the brand as well as international format distribution for live and touring shows.
The original version of Let’s Make A Deal premiered in 1963 and went on to be produced in several countries around the world. It currently airs on CBS in the US and is produced by Fremantle.
This partnership reunites Glass and Lemonis, who recently worked together on the podcast One Hundred Percent With Marcus Lemonis, as well as the new format The Renovator for HGTV.
Hall, meanwhile, most recently serves as an executive producer on Amazon’s sci-fi series The Expanse and set up conspiracy thriller Utopia for the streamer while at Endemol Shine Studios. She previously served as head of drama development at Sony, working on shows such as Breaking Bad and Damages, and was also president of Alcon Television.
“Let’s Make A Deal is so much more than a game show. It is part of American history and our entertainment culture. I love that it gives people the opportunity to be creative, think strategically, and make deals to win some really great prizes,” commented Lemonis.
“We are very excited about the opportunity to expand this iconic brand and build on its popularity,” added Glass. “We are also thrilled to be working with Sharon Hall, an outstanding television executive and a person who has known Let’s Make A Deal her entire life.”