May 6, 2009 / 3:43 AM / 10 years ago

CBS eyes game show remakes

LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - To replace the longest-running drama on television, CBS might order remakes of two of the longest-running game shows.

The network is considering updated versions of “Let’s Make a Deal” and “The Dating Game” as part of its effort to fill the daytime slot to be voided by “Guiding Light,” the recently canceled soap that ends its historic run in September.

The original “Let’s Make a Deal,” hosted by Monty Hall, aired from 1963 to 1973 on ABC and NBC, followed by various syndicated versions and remakes over the years. The original “Dating Game” ran from 1965 to 1980 on ABC, followed by several syndicated versions.

Editing by Sheri Linden at Reuters

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