A new half-hour weekday edition of “Deal or No Deal” will debut in syndication on September 8th, with NBC Universal Domestic Television Distribution reporting that the show is sold in 97% of the country. Howie Mandel, who hosts the primetime edition on NBC, will also host the syndicated version, which the NBCU syndication arm is co-producing with Endemol USA.
"We are excited to be launching ‘Deal or No Deal’ in national syndication this fall," said NBC Universal Domestic Television Distribution President Barry Wallach. "Not only will we be giving away millions of dollars this season on-air, but our new companion website will offer viewers a chance to win $10,000 each week. ‘Deal or No Deal’s’ website has been one of the most successful in TV history and we are thrilled to bring this huge traffic generator to our affiliated stations in syndication," he added.
The new syndicated version features all the key elements of the hit primetime series, including models, contestants taking big risks and having the chance to win a life-changing amount of money, the Banker, Mandel as host and the same award-winning production team from Endemol USA and Executive Producer Scott St. John.
The show will also have a number of new interactive elements, including the opportunity for viewers to win $10,000 online and/or via a toll-free number each week. When the show launches on September 8, viewers will be able to play a weekly $10,000 game on participating "Deal or No Deal" local affiliate websites, by registering via an 800 number or by logging on to the Deal or No Deal Club website, yet to be unveiled.
Right now, fans can log on to DealorNoDealTV.com for information on how to become a contestant on the show, exclusive video clips and more. This new website will also feature behind-the-scenes videos, model photo galleries, blogs from Howie, as well as beauty and fitness tips from the show’s models.
"My wife could not be more thrilled to have me out of the house and at work Monday thru Friday," said Mandel.