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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.