Ellen DeGeneres to Guest Star on Deal or No Deal

January 16, 2008 08:38:51 by Jennifer_Brown

ellen-degeneres-courtesy-msnbc-ellen-guest-star-deal-or-no-deal.jpgIt’s been a big week for Ellen. First she bests TV daytime talk show megastar, Oprah Winfrey, in the annual Harris poll. Now the host of The Ellen DeGeneres Show gets to don a slinky dress and banter with Howie on Deal or No Deal.

Tonight, DeGeneres will surprise Deal contestant Shequila Farrelly, of Redstone Abenal, Alabama by being the first ever celebrity briefcase model (slinky green dress and all).

Deal or No Deal is hot in the middle of its Million Dollar Mission, a twist to the game created to guarantee that a contestant will (finally!) go home with the big $1 million prize. Each night that the mil isn’t taken home, Deal puts another $1 million briefcase in the kitty — and will keep doing it until someone wins. Tonight, Farrelly will play with 7 $1 million briefcases in play.

Deal or No Deal airs Mondays at 9:00 PM (ET) and Wednesdays at 8:00 PM (ET) on NBC.

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New Year, New Million Dollar Mission for Deal or No Deal

January 2, 2008 12:58:48 by Jennifer_Brown

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Are the odds of picking that million-dollar briefcase on NBC’s Deal or No Deal just way too low for your non-gambling self?

NBCplans to change that. They’re bringing back their Million Dollar Mission with a hope that someone will take home that million dollars.

This is the way it normally works. Contestants on Deal or No Deal are faced with 26 briefcases, each containing a monetary amount, ranging anywhere from 1 measly penny to 1 million smackers! Round by nail-biting round, contestants choose a briefcase to open, revealing the dollar amount inside. As if that’s not stressful enough, a mysterious silhouetted “banker” calls in between each briefcase, offering the buy the contestant out if he or she will just leave the game (this is where host Howie Mandel steps in an asks, “Deal or No Deal?” and much screaming on the part of the audience and sweating on the part of the contestant ensues). In this traditionally-played Deal or No Deal game, there is only but one briefcase containing the million dollar prize every contestant wants to take home.

But with the Million Dollar Mission, one isn’t good enough.

For every contestant that goes home without a million dollars, Deal or No Deal will add an additionalmillion-dollar briefcase to the kitty for the next contestant.

Port Authority Police Officer (and 9/11 hero), Will Jimeno, of Chester, New Jersey, will be the lucky contestant to begin Deal or No Deal’s Million Dollar Mission, with two $1-million briefcases up for grabs.

The new season of Deal or No Deal begins Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2008, 8PM ET on NBC.

Deal or No Deal airs Mondays, 9PM ET, and Wednesdays, 8PM ET on NBC.

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Deal Or No Deal Two Hour Thanksgiving Special

November 21, 2007 12:02:00 by Joe Blackmon

In a special two hour episode of Deal or No Deal, thanksgiving is
celebrated.  DaKenya McDuffy of Indianapolis, Indiana will play for the
top prize of $1 million.  In a twist, Dekenya must avoid the
"turkeys.”  The “turkeys” are the five lowest cases, which have been
replaced with gravy, cranberry sauce, stuffing, pumpkin pie and a
turkey.

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Deal Or No Deal Going To National Syndication

October 9, 2007 11:12:39 by Joe Blackmon

NBC Universal recently announced that NBC’s and Endemol USA’s hit game
show Deal or No Deal will be going into national syndication starting
in fall 2008.  The announcement was made by Barry Wallach, President of
NBC Universal Domestic Television Distribution and David Goldberg,
President of Endemol USA.

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Deal Or No Deal To Help Raise Breast Cancer Awareness

October 5, 2007 12:01:00 by Joe Blackmon

The hit NBC reality game show Deal or No Deal is teaming up with the
Ford Motor Company and its "Warriors in Pink" campaign to fight breast
cancer and to raise awareness.  On Friday, October 19, Deal or No Deal
will air a special “pink” episode from 8:00PM to 9:00PM.  Host Howie
Mandel will show his support by wearing pink socks and bringing the
models on stage in stunning pink dresses, complete with pink
briefcases.

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Deal Or No Deal Announces First Ever $1 Million Play At Home Lucky Case Game Winner

September 26, 2007 12:03:00 by Joe Blackmon

In tonight’s episode of Deal or No Deal, the first ever $1 million Play
At Home Lucky Case Game winner is announced live at the top of the
show. And, in a surprise twist, host Howie Mandel reveals he’s on a
"million dollar mission."

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Donald Trump To Appear As Banker On Deal Or No Deal

August 16, 2007 06:01:34 by Joe Blackmon

NBC’s hit game show "Deal or No Deal," starring Howie Mandel, kicks off
its third season Monday, Sept. 17 with special guest Donald Trump and
an unprecedented one million dollar Play At Home Lucky Case Game, where
one lucky viewer at home is guaranteed to win one million dollars. In
addition, "Deal or No Deal" celebrates Sunday Night Football with NFL
Hall of Famers on Wednesday, Sept. 19, before moving to its regular
Wednesday / Friday schedule on Sept. 26, with a "Million Dollar
Mission" – where each game will have one additional one million dollar
case, until someone wins a million dollars, up to a six-one million
dollar case game.

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Deal Or No Deal To Lead Into NBC Summer Reality Shows

June 1, 2007 12:19:00 by Joe Blackmon

NBC’s hit game show "Deal or No Deal," hosted by Howie Mandel, has some
surprises up its sleeve when the popular game show finishes its second
season this June by leading into the premieres of summer’s returning
favorites, "America’s Got Talent" (June 5), "Last Comic Standing" (June
13) and NBC’s newest reality dating series, "Age of Love" (June 18).

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Deal Or No Deal Celebrates Its 100th Episode

May 7, 2007 12:01:00 by Joe Blackmon

"Deal or No Deal" celebrates its landmark 100th episode in its second
season on Monday, May 7 (8-9 p.m. ET). Hosted by Howie Mandel, the
wildly popular game show has given away more than $16 million dollars
to date and averages over 15 million viewers per week.

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Deal Or No Deal Holding Casting Calls In Nine Cities

April 3, 2007 06:28:15 by Joe Blackmon

NBC’s hit game show "Deal or No Deal," hosted by Howie Mandel, is
getting some local help from its affiliate stations for a nationwide
search for America’s next hopeful millionaire. The Deal-on-Wheels
casting bus will be hitting the road this spring, the first casting
call will be held on April 7 in San Diego, California, and the
five-week journey will conclude in Detroit, Michigan on May 5.

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