CBS: Let’s Make a ‘Deal’ with Las Vegas

The struggling Las Vegas economy is about to get a boost from CBS.   "Let’s Make a Deal" executive producer Mike Richards told TheWrap today that the network’s revival of the classic gameshow will tape in Sin City. He wouldn’t say where just yet– a deal is being finalized, apparently– but it seems a safe […]

Last Updated: August 3, 2009 @ 3:24 PM

The struggling Las Vegas economy is about to get a boost from CBS.

 

"Let’s Make a Deal" executive producer Mike Richards told TheWrap today that the network’s revival of the classic gameshow will tape in Sin City. He wouldn’t say where just yet– a deal is being finalized, apparently– but it seems a safe bet that the show will utilize a Vegas hotel.

 

New "Deal" host Wayne Brady certainly shouldn’t object to taping his new show in Las Vegas. He’s currently headlining the successful one-man show "Making %@it Up" at the Venetian Hotel.

 

But Richards said Las Vegas isn’t just convenient for Brady’s schedule.

 

The tourist mecca attracts a wide variety of potential contestants, and the town’s vibe of risk and adventure fits perfectly with a bet-it-all show such as "Deal," Richards said.

 

Most network gameshows have traditionally taped in Los Angeles or New York, many at CBS Television City.