CBS eyes game show remakes

To replace the longest-running drama on television, CBS may order remakes of two of the longest-running game shows.

CBS is weighing pilot orders for "Let's Make a Deal" and "The Dating Game."

The network wants to check out updated versions of the shows 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.

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