When I was growing up, one of my favorite game shows was the syndicated New Treasure Hunt, hosted by Geoff Edwards. Now, we'll look at that version another time, but why was it called "New"? Because the original had aired in the 50's.
Treasure Hunt was the brainchild of actor-comedian-game show host Jan Murray (ex-Dollar A Second), better known to my generation as a regular panelist on other game shows, such as Hollywood Squares and Break The Bank. Hunt ran for three years (1956-9), and ended up being the last show emceed by Murray for whatever reason. Jan spent a good chunk of the 60's making movies, such as "Tarzan & The Great River".
Chuck Barris acquired Hunt in 1973, and his subsequent revival lasted 4 years initially (1973-7), ending largely because Barris, who couldn't help himself, wanted to use more pranks & skits, as his version was derivative of Monty Hall's Let's Make a Deal. Hunt subsequently relaunched in 1981, but lasted just one more year.
As was the custom of the day, Treasure Hunt aired both weekday mornings as well as one night per week. The later series were syndicated because no network wanted to take a chance on it again, for whatever reason.
Right now, let's go back to March 1958.