"Let’s Make a Deal"
Marcus/Glass Productions and international sales team Can’t Stop Media have sold the format rights to the classic game show "Let’s Make a Deal" to Greek commercial network Alpha TV. The program will broadcast daily in access prime time with a launch scheduled in the fall, to replace "Deal or No Deal." The local adaptation, entitled "To Pio Megalo Pazari" ("The Big Bazaar") will be executive produced by FOSS Productions (an Ogilvy company) and produced by Alpha TV.
The deal marks the latest territory expansion for the program since Marcus/Glass Productions, a joint production venture between Marcus Entertainment Chairman Marcus Lemonis and Glass Entertainment Group CEO Nancy Glass, acquired the IP for the hit show.
The announcement follows Let's Make a Deal’s recent re-version in Portugal on TVI for both daily and primetime Sunday nights as well as Indonesia on GTV (as Super Deal), where the show now airs seven days a week and is on the cusp of reaching 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%. The US version, hosted by Wayne Brady, is a mega hit that’s been airing daily on CBS since 2009, nearing 3,000 episodes.
Damien Porte, partner at Can’t Stop said, "We’re pleased to get this daily commission in such a competitive market. 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.”
Nancy Glass adds: “'Let’s Make a Deal' continues to deliver as a safe bet for broadcasters worldwide. We are excited about this timeless format to find a home in Greece.”