Deal! CNBC has greenlit a new “Deal or No Deal” hosted by Howie Mandel, which will debut during primetime in the fourth quarter of 2018. Mandel will also executive produce the game show.
Mandel, who hosted the original series that ran on NBC from 2005-2009, will be joined by executive producer and showrunner of the original series, Scott St. John, for the latest version.
“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.”
“Having been in this business for 40 years, I’ve been involved in every kind of production — live, variety, drama, film and animation. Nothing changed my life, career and perception of humanity more than one project, and that was ‘Deal or No Deal,'” said Mandel. “I am excited to re-embark on the most thrilling, life-changing show with the brilliant Scott St. John and our new partners at CNBC. For me, there was only one answer to that iconic question and I am proud to have said DEAL!”
For those who may have forgotten, 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 a mysterious entity known only as “the Banker,” they are faced with a game of odds and chance, and need to decide 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, with Steven Weinstock, Glenda Hersh and the aforementioned St. John as executive producers. Jim Ackerman and Christian Barcellos are the executive producers for CNBC.