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Greek production deal for classic US gameshow Let’s Make a Deal

Let’s Make a Deal was created for NBC in 1963 by Stefan Hantos and Monty Hall

Greek commercial network Alpha TV has ordered a local version of classic US gameshow Let’s Make a Deal, after a deal with LA-based Marcus/Glass Productions and international sales house Can’t Stop Media.

The Greek version of Let’s Make a Deal will be titled To Pio Megalo Pazari (The Big Bazaar) and will broadcast daily in access primetime with a launch scheduled in the fall, to replace Deal or No Deal. It will be executive produced by Ogilvy-owned Foss Productions and produced by Alpha TV.

The deal marks the latest territory for the format since Marcus/Glass Productions, a joint venture between Marcus Entertainment chairman Marcus Lemonis and Glass Entertainment Group CEO Nancy Glass, picked up the IP for the show and appointed London-based Can’t Stop to shop it internationally.

Recent sales have seen the show air in Portugal on TVI for both daily and primetime Sunday nights, as well as Indonesia on GTV, where the show now airs seven days a week and is heading towards a total of 300 daily episodes since its launch in mid-2022.

The format recently premiered in Hungary on TV2 where it led its slot with an average of 17%, according to Marcus/Glass Productions. The company makes the US version, hosted by Wayne Brady, which has been airing daily on CBS since 2009.

Let’s Make a Deal was created for NBC in 1963 by Stefan Hantos and Monty Hall, who also served as the presenter for 30 years. It has been revived several times in its 60-year history, most recently in 2009 by CBS

Regarding the Greek deal, Can’t Stop partner Damien Porte said: “Access primetime is the ideal slot for this legacy format, which has already been adapted in 23 countries from Asia to the Americas. We believe this will pave the way for more broadcasters to follow track.”


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