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Twentieth Television is bringing back the old game show Sale of the Century — but with a different name.
Twentieth cleared Temptation– a new program based on the ’80’s daytime game show on its 10 MyNetworkTv stations covering 24 percent of the country (including WPWR here in Chicago.) The program is produced by FremantleMedia, which owns the rights to the Reg Grundy library, which produced the original U.S. version of Sale.
The program will also have an interactive element – Prizes on the show will also be available to viewers for discounted prizes via phone or the show’s web site.
Sale of the Century aired in daytime on NBC from 1969 to 1973 and again from 1983 to 1989. The program also aired in syndication in 1985. The ’80’s versions of the show were hosted by Jim Perry.
Aside from Studs, this is the first game show Twentieth has distributed in syndication since The $100,000 Pyramid, which ran from 1985 to 1988.