But with all that said, I have just watched a few minutes of the new LET'S MAKE A DEAL and I can honestly say it is HORRIBLE! There is not one positive to be seen. This embarrassing remake will never appear on my television or computer again. The production values may be the worst I've ever seen for a television show. There is absolutely no logical explanation for CBS to have replaced GUIDING LIGHT with this terrbile show. Will it appeal to younger viewers? No. Will it appear to fans of the original version? No. Will GUIDING LIGHT fans watch? Hell no.
The initial ratings may be decent but don't let them fool you, CBS. This show is going to be crash and burn very quickly. I thought no game show remake could be worse than WHAMMY, but I have now been proven wrong.
"Wayne Brady is a unique talent whose extraordinary skills in both hosting and improvisation make him the perfect choice to host this legendary and engaging show. We are thrilled to be adding him and LET'S MAKE A DEAL to the number one Daytime lineup," says Barbara Bloom Senior Vice President, Daytime Programs, CBS. "We're also very lucky to have Monty Hall as our creative consultant, bringing with him a knowledge of game shows that will prove invaluable as we present this classic game show to a whole new audience."
- FLASHBACK: SEARCH Axed, Replaced by WORDPLAY
EDITOR'S NOTE: SEARCH was the longest running television show at the time it went off the air. Initially WORDPLAY did well in the ratings beating SEARCH FOR TOMORROW's numbers. In its first week, WORDPLAY had more viewers than SEARCH had in any week over its last two years. But it didn't last and viewers quickly tired of the game show. WORDPLAY didn't even last a year and aired its last episode on September 4, 1987.