Deal or No Deal Island Returning for Second Season


NBC has ordered a second season of its Deal or No Deal spin-off Deal or No Deal Island, with Joe Manganiello returning as host.

The spin-off, produced by Endemol Shine North America, transports 13 players to the Banker’s private island, where they compete in challenges to find and secure the briefcases that will be used in each night’s game of Deal or No Deal. Production on season two is set to begin this summer.

The player who finds the highest value case gains immunity and gets to choose a fellow player to enter “The Temple.” The chosen competitor must then play a high-intensity game of Deal or No Deal. If they make a bad deal and accept an offer of a lesser value than what is in their chosen case, they are immediately eliminated. If they make a good deal and accept an offer of a higher value than what is in their case, they gain the power to select who to eliminate.

The winnings from each game of Deal or No Deal are added to a group pot that grows throughout the season. At the very end of the season, the last player standing faces the Banker to potentially win the biggest prize in Deal or No Deal history.

The series has reached 30 million total viewers across linear and digital platforms throughout season one to date. It is averaging 5.8 million total viewers across all platforms, more than doubling its live audience. It is currently the number one NBC unscripted show on Peacock and has the most-watched NBC unscripted premiere on Peacock.

The season one finale is slated to air on May 13 at 10 p.m. on NBC. All episodes stream the next day on Peacock.

“With expert gameplay, adventure and a new layer of strategy, the reimagined Deal or No Deal Island had fans on the edge of their seats, just like the original,” said Corie Henson, executive VP of unscripted content at NBCUniversal Television & Streaming. “A huge thanks to our crew and the biggest gamer of them all, host Joe Manganiello. Together, we’re thrilled to be back with another season that will be sure to test the contestants and the Banker’s limits.”

“It was incredible to see how audiences immediately took to the new format of Deal or No Deal Island, welcoming Joe Manganiello and the Banker’s guests into their homes and bringing new life to the iconic IP,” said Sharon Levy, CEO of Endemol Shine North America. “We’re thrilled that NBC has picked up a second cycle and eagerly anticipate seeing how the Banker will physically test and mentally challenge a new season of contestants as they compete for a transformative jackpot.”