Entrepreneur Marcus Lemonis and TV producer Nancy Glass, themselves CEOs of respective companies Marcus Entertainment and Glass Entertainment Group, announced on Wednesday (Nov. 3) their plans to form a new production entity: Marcus / Glass Productions.
The new company was forged to manage their recently-acquired Hatos-Hall Productions game-show catalog, which includes formats such as Let’s Make a Deal and Split Second.
Glass and Lemonis most recently collaborated on the podcast One Hundred Percent with Marcus Lemonis and the HGTV series The Renovator.
Marcus Entertainment, Lemonis’ latest venture which formed this year, combines his passion for food, home and business entertainment. The company holds an ownership stake in Zero Point Zero Production, and plans to relaunch the website Food Republic.
Glass Entertainment Group celebrated its 20th anniversary this year, and has produced series across a variety of genres, with credits that include Lincoln: An American President for CNN, Heartland Vets: DVM for Nat Geo Wild, Queen of Stylez for Snapchat and more. Glass Podcasts also recently signed slate deals with multiple networks including Wondery, Kast and I Heart Radio.
Glass and Lemonis have since sold the Let’s Make a Deal format to German broadcaster SAT.1 to revive Geh aufs Ganze (Go All Out), the country’s own adaptation of the popular game show that aired in the 1990s. UFA Show & Factual, a Fremantle Company, will produce the German series relaunch.
Let’s Make a Deal is hosted by Wayne Brady in the U.S., and is a reboot of the classic, Monty Hall-hosted game show that featured costumed contestants choosing to remain in the game with deals they’re offered or to trade them in to win big prizes. The format has been produced in several countries around the world.
“Our ability to maximize this timeless, beloved IP time and again speaks to its global appeal and longevity; the possibilities to further scale this format are endless,” Glass said in a news release.