New 'Deal' to replace 'Guiding Light'

Wayne Brady to host update of classic game show

CBS is expected to announce Monday that recently canceled daytime soap stalwart "Guiding Light" will be succeeded by a new version of the classic game show "Let's Make a Deal."

"Whose Line Is It Anyway?" star Wayne Brady hosts "Deal," which is produced by FremantleMedia North America.

After announcing in April that "Guiding Light" would end its 72-year run on Sept. 18, CBS began a search for a replacement that was focused primarily on game shows.

The network shot pilots for "Deal" and revivals of "Pyramid" and "The Dating Game."