February 06, 2006 12:03 AM by Joe Blackmon
Business mogul and "The Apprentice" star Donald Trump will make a special guest appearance on NBC’s "Deal or No Deal" when the exhilarating hit game show returns on Monday, February 27 for its week-long mid-season premiere (8-9 p.m. ET).
As contestants on "Deal or No Deal" are confronted with life-altering financial decisions in a time sensitive and highly pressured environment, Trump may just be the man to make their lives easier when host Howie Mandel asks the all important question, "deal, or no deal?"
Immediately following "Deal or No Deal" that night, "The Apprentice" will premiere its fifth cycle, in its new timeslot on Mondays at 9 p.m. ET. As candidates anticipate learning the art of the deal from Trump – the original deal master – this season promises new fireworks and explosive boardrooms. The candidates will vie for the coveted position of Trump’s newest employee and a $250,000 "Apprenticeship." Let the tasks begin.
"Deal or No Deal" will run Monday through Friday (February 27-March 3 from 8-9 p.m. ET) and will return on a weekly basis beginning Monday, March 6 at 8 p.m. ET.
Hosted by Howie Mandel ("Hidden Howie"), "Deal or No Deal" is an international hit game show from Endemol USA, the producers of NBC’s "Fear Factor" and "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition." Contestants on the show play for a top prize of one million dollars in a high-energy match of nerves, instincts and raw intuition. Each night, the game of odds and chance unfolds when a contestant faces 26 sealed briefcases containing anything from a measly penny to one million dollars. Without knowing the amount in each briefcase, the contestant picks one — his to keep, if he chooses, until its unsealing at game’s end.