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CNBC to Revive Game Show ‘Deal or No Deal’

Howie Mandel Returns as Host

CNBC has announced a new version of game show “Deal or No Deal.” Howie Mandel, who hosted the original series that ran on NBC from 2005-2009, returns to host and executive produce the series, as will executive producer and showrunner of the original series, Scott St. John. Produced for CNBC by production company Truly Original, a subsidiary of Endemol Shine North America, the new “Deal or No Deal” will join CNBC’s primetime lineup in fourth quarter 2018.

“Our primetime programs, with their focus on business and money, strive to be both entertaining and instructive. Shows like ‘The Profit’ and ‘Shark Tank’ are built around high stakes and high rewards. Those same elements live at the heart of ‘Deal or No Deal,’ which is why we believe it to be a perfect fit,” said CNBC Chairman Mark Hoffman. “Today’s announcement confirms our deep commitment to primetime, strengthening our line-up, by adding one of the most successful game shows of all time along with the popular, original host, Howie Mandel.”

On “Deal or No Deal,” contestants play and deal for a top prize of $1 million. With 26 sealed briefcases full of varying amounts of cash – ranging from a penny to $1 million ─ and the mysterious entity known only as “the Banker,” contestants are faced with a game of odds and chance and whether to accept an offer of cash from “the Banker” in exchange for what might be contained in the contestant’s chosen briefcase.

The new “Deal or No Deal” is produced by Truly Original, a subsidiary of Endemol Shine North America.

Written by Marc Berman

Marc Berman

Marc Berman has been writing professionally since 1999 and is the author of the “Mr. Television” for Campaign US (www.campaignlive.com). Most recently, Berman was the creator and Editor-in-Chief of website and newsletter TV Media Insights for Cross MediaWorks. From 1999-2011, he was the Senior Editor for Mediaweek and has also written for The New York Daily News, Variety, The Hollywood Reporter and Emmy Magazine, among others. Berman has also appeared on “Entertainment Tonight,” “Extra,” “Access Hollywood,” “Inside Edition,” “The CBS Evening News,” E!, CNN, CNBC, Fox News and MSNBC.

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  1. I really liked Deal Or No Deal the first time around so I’ll watch revival on CNBC glad it’s back it was a pretty good game show.