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Deal or No Deal Returns in the U.S. with Host Howie Mandel


CNBC has given the green light to revive the hit game show Deal or No Deal in the U.S. with Howie Mandel returning as host.

The reimagined Deal or No Deal will feature new twists and is produced for CNBC by Emmy-winning production company Truly Original, a subsidiary of Endemol Shine North America. The new Deal or No Deal will join CNBC’s prime-time lineup in Q4 2018.

Steven Weinstock, Glenda Hersh and Scott St. John are executive producers for Truly Original. Jim Ackerman and Christian Barcellos are the executive producers for CNBC.

“Our prime-time programs, with their focus on business and money, strive to be both entertaining and instructive,” said CNBC Chairman Mark Hoffman. “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. Today’s announcement confirms our deep commitment to prime time, strengthening our lineup, 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, who hosted the original version, which ran on NBC from 2005 to 2009. “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!”

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