Let’s Make a Deal: Wayne Brady Won’t Stay Forever

Wayne Brady on Let's Make a DealGame show legend Monty Hall presided over the various incarnations of Let’s Make a Deal for more than 20 years. Though the current version is a success for CBS, don’t expect Wayne Brady to stick around for that long.

In a recent interview, Brady expressed that he doesn’t want the job to go on and on and noted that Let’s Make a Deal has turned out to be a lot more consuming than he expected.

He told Beck/Smith, “Everything always turns out to be harder then I expect it to be. Whenever I tell myself, ‘Oh, I can do this in my sleep,’ it turns out to be more difficult than I imagined.”

The energetic performer also said, “To be honest, I have no desire to turn into the king of game shows. I consider myself an actor foremost, and a writer and singer, and I still tour and do Broadway shows.”

Brady previously hosted Don’t Forget the Lyrics for FOX but reportedly turned down the opportunity to do The Price Is Right and Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader?. If given the chance, he’d like to take on a sitcom, but only if it’s truly funny and comparable to current standouts like Modern Family, 30 Rock or How I Met Your Mother (where he has guested a couple times, as Barney’s brother).

What do you think? Would you like to see Brady stay with Let’s Make a Deal or would you like to see a different host?

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  1. Barbara says

    I had heard he how was cancelled. I’m very happy to hear it will continue. I truly enjoy the show, and I believe Wayne Brady’s disposition is one strong reason why. I didn’t care for Monty Hall’s version of the show, although I was a kid at the time. But, I change channels to watch this program. I think Wayne Brady is a great host! (I don’t care for Drew Carey’s hosting style. He seems very ill at ease. I tend to change the channel or turn it off altogether.) Wayne helps the contestants feel comfortable and seems like he genuinely cares for the individuals.

  2. Lady Grace says

    I am disabled, in bed for a while now, watched while eating breakfast; was a great beginning of the day. Love the sponteneity between Jonathan&Wayne, along with Tiffany & Musician completing the team. I don’t think there is another show that can match this. The person who said that Wayne is full of himself is totally ridiculous/jealous, has no senseof humor, this helped me and others heal/forget the pain that is wracking our bodies. Dr. Phil & or children needing surgery for split lips do not help the situation. They are downers, not a good beginning for the day. Miss you terribly,Wayne & colleagues.
    You & Jonathan work well together and we feel as though you are long lost family, also loved you both on the late show especially the night ‘Captain Kirk’ was on.
    Wayne I am praying for your re. your illness(for want of a better word) proud of you as a single parent. May G-D continually bless & show you the path to follow. Keep Looking UP!!!

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