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Production to begin on Season 2 of 'Deal'

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LOS ANGELES, July 1 (UPI) -- CBS says production is set to begin this month on Season 2 of its new version of the classic U.S. game show "Let's Make a Deal."
Wayne Brady hired as 'Deal' host

Wayne Brady hired as 'Deal' host

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 3 (UPI) -- CBS says it has hired U.S. comedian Wayne Brady as host of its new version of the television game show "Let's Make a Deal."

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HOLLYWOOD, March 18 (UPI) -- Hollywood's community leaders are on a talent hunt for a new honorary mayor since Johnny Grant died this year at the age of 84.

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Monty Hall gets Canada tribute

LOS ANGELES, June 27 (UPI) -- "Let's Make a Deal" host Monty Hall will be feted July 1 during Canada Day festivities at the Los Angeles residence of Colin Robertson, Canada's consul general

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LOS ANGELES, March 4 (UPI) -- The newest thing in reality TV is actually an oldie, as "Let's Make a Deal" returns to NBC Tuesday night.
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Monte Halperin, OC, OM (born August 25, 1921), better known by the stage name Monty Hall, is a Canadian-born MC, producer, actor, singer and sportscaster, best known as host of the television game show Let's Make a Deal.

Hall was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, the son of Rose (née Rusen) and Maurice Harvey Halperin, both of whom belonged to an Orthodox congregation of Judaism and who jointly owned a slaughterhouse. He was raised in Winnipeg's north end, where he attended St. John's High School. Hall started his career in Winnipeg in radio, moving to Toronto in 1946.

Early in his career, Hall hosted game shows such as Bingo at Home on DuMont and guest-hosted more established game shows such as Strike It Rich on CBS, before hosting the first show of his own, Keep Talking in 1958. Hall also did color-commentary on New York Rangers (NHL) radio broadcasts during the 1959-60 season. He succeeded Jack Narz as host of a well-received and unique game show called Video Village, which ran from 1960 to 1962 on CBS. On Video Village, contestants played on a giant game board consisting of three sections: Money Street, Bridge Street and Magic Mile. Players advanced with the roll of a large die. The further contestants advanced along the board, the better the prizes that were offered. A spinoff called Video Village Junior, featuring youngsters, was hosted by Hall and ran during the 1961–1962 regular television season.

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