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A syndicated revival was produced by Stefan Hatos and Monty Hall
Monty Hall
Monte Halperin, OC, OM , better known by the stage name Monty Hall, is a Canadian-born MC, producer, actor, singer and sportscaster, best known as host of the television game show Let's Make a Deal.-Early life:...

 in 1974, hosted by Richard Dawson and announced by Jay Stewart
Jay Stewart
Jay Fix , known professionally as Jay Stewart, was an American television and radio announcer known primarily for his work on game shows. One of his longest-lasting roles was as the announcer on the game show Let's Make a Deal, which he announced throughout the 1960s and 1970s...

. The basic premise was the same as the original show. Bill Bixby
Bill Bixby
Wilfred Bailey Everett “Bill” Bixby III was an American film and television actor, director, and frequent game show panelist.His career spanned over three decades; he appeared on stage, in motion pictures and TV series...

, Lee Meriweather, and Nipsey Russell
Nipsey Russell
Julius "Nipsey" Russell was an American comedian, best known today for his appearances as a guest panelist on game shows from the 1960s through the 1990s, especially Match Game, Password, Hollywood Squares, To Tell the Truth and Pyramid...

 were regular panelists. Col. Harland Sanders
Colonel Sanders
Harland David "Colonel" Sanders was an American fast food businessman who founded the Kentucky Fried Chicken restaurant chain, now re-branded as KFC...

 of Kentucky Fried Chicken fame made an appearance as a celebrity guest. In an episode of The Odd Couple, Masquerade Party is referenced when Felix asks Oscar what he is watching on television. Oscar reports, "Masquerade Party" with Richard Dawson. Felix, who said he knew Richard Dawson in the Army, says, "I'm not speaking to Richard Dawson!"

This version was aired mainly in evening time slots across the nation, but failed to attract decent ratings. It was canceled after one season, and Dawson later went on to become the first emcee of Family Feud
Family Feud
Family Feud is an American television game show created by Mark Goodson and Bill Todman. Two families compete against each other in a contest to name the most popular responses to a survey question posed to 100 people...

(which debuted in 1976).

Episode status


One episode is known to exist – a studio master taped July 10, 1974 featuring Allen Ludden
Allen Ludden
Allen Ludden was an American television personality, emcee and game show host, perhaps most well known for hosting various incarnations of the game show Password between 1961 and 1980.-Early years:...

as a guest; the UCLA Archive lists an episode dated July 9, 1974.