An TV special of Deal or No Deal with the stars of 8 Out of 10 Cats.
Deal or No Deal is a United Kingdom Endemol game show hosted by Noel Edmonds, based on the format which originated in the Netherlands. First broadcast on Channel 4 on 31 October 2005, it aired six days a week excluding Saturdays for the entire year for its first eight seasons. The show used to include a summer break of a month during July and August, but this has dropped. In the show's ninth season, the Sunday programme was dropped. Filmed in the round, the game is a simple game of chance and nerve, it features a single contestant trying to beat the Banker, as they open 22 identical sealed red boxes assigned to potential contestants in an order of their choosing. The boxes contain randomly assigned sums of money inside ranging from 1p to £250,000. The day's contestant is selected at the beginning, bringing their box to the chair. As the boxes are opened over a number of rounds, the Banker makes offers of real money to gain possession of their box. The gameplay is coordinated by Edmonds, who communicates with the unseen banker by telephone. Contestants can either 'deal' to take the money, or play to the end, settling on the amount in their box. The objective is for the contestant to obtain the highest amount of money they believe they can, whilst the banker is trying to minimise the amount they have to pay out. As the game progresses and more possible final values are eliminated, both the banker and the contestant have more information to offer deals or accept deals. The contestant faces the risk of not accepting a deal may lead to smaller deals later or the final amount being lower than previous deals offered. The banker faces the converse, the offers made may ultimately end up being greater than the contestant would have won should the whole game be played out.
A contestant must choose from 26 sealed briefcases containing a marker for various amounts of cash from one penny to $1 million. The player then eliminates the remaining 25 cases one by one. The chosen ones are opened and the amount of money inside revealed. After several cases are opened, the player is tempted by the Banker to accept an offer of cash in exchange for not continuing the game and possibly winning a larger sum of money.
Deal or No Deal Canada is the Canadian-English version of the show Deal or No Deal, which premiered on February 4, 2007. The show ran on the Global Television Network, and lasted 5 episodes. The host of the U.S. version, Canadian-born Howie Mandel, hosts the Canadian version of the show. The producer and director of the US version, Scott St. John and R. Brian DiPirro, respectively, also came to Canada to produce this version. The show was taped at the Canadian Broadcasting Centre in Toronto on January 23, 24 and 25, 2007 after receiving 112,767 applicants from prospective players. The first episode aired on Sunday, February 4. This episode attracted 2.7 million viewers, making it the single highest rated Canadian program ever on Global. The remaining episodes aired over the following four consecutive Thursdays, with the finale on March 1, 2007. It is currently unknown whether Global will be picking up the show for a full-season run, despite great ratings from the show. At this point in time, it is presumed that plans for a full season have been shelved.
On May 19, 2007, Indonesia launched its own version of Deal or No Deal, called Deal or No Deal Indonesia, hosted by Tantowi Yahya, previously host of that country's version of Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? The prize range from as little as 500 IDR, to as much as 2,000,000,000 IDR. The set and rule of the game is same with the US Version. The brand of the phone that used for banker's offer is Bang & Olufsen. On December 1, 2011, the season 2 premiered on antv and hosted by Deddy Corbuzier. The top prize is 1,000,000,000 IDR.
In 2007, M-Net South African launched a version of Deal or No Deal. The show premiered on 4 February 2007, and airs every Sunday at 6PM. South Africa is only the second country in Africa to get its own version of the show, after Tunisia. Radio personality/musician Ed Jordan hosts the show. The M-Net website reveals that the set is similar to that of the US version, and the values go from as little as one cent to as big as R1,000,000. The board in this version is similar to the USA one, but in Rand and there is an R2,500 value with R400,000 value removed. On the first episode, the contestant accepted the banker's final offer of R255,000 when the two remaining cases contained R500,000 and R1,000. Thus the final offer was more than the expected value, something that is seen rarely, if not never, on the foreign versions. The contestants case ended up containing R1,000.
Deal or No Deal is a game show which was aired in Singapore on MediaCorp TV Channel 5 and MediaCorp TV HD5. The show debuted on 13 May 2007 with a million dollar deal show series from Sunday to Wednesday, after which the show aired every Wednesday, 08:30 pm or 20:30. The show is hosted by Adrian Pang. The show's official website has an online game, to let viewers become familiar with the format of the game. The second season of the show premiered on 21 November 2007, and inceased to two episodes per week, every Wednesday and Thursday. The fate of a third season is unknown or to be broadcast in MediaCorp TV Channel 8 due to Adrian Pang leaving MediaCorp TV on 1 April 2010 to concentrate on his company Pangdemonium.
Deal or No Deal is a Dutch version of Deal or No Deal. The show is similar to Miljoenenjacht, the original version of Deal or No Deal, however it does not have any of the extra quiz rounds that Miljoenenjacht has, so this direct version contains the familiar format first used in the Australian version and then around the world. Deal or No Deal is sponsored by the Dutch National Postcode Lottery and is shown on RTL 5. There are three main differences between the direct and parent versions. One is the top prize is much smaller, which is €250,000, of the €5,000,000 prize in Miljoenenjacht. Also, the counterpart of Linda de Mol, the host of Miljoenenjacht, in this version is Beau van Erven Dorens. Furthermore, instead of 26 briefcases, the game uses 20 boxes, each representing a region of the Netherlands. This box variation is also used in some versions of the franchise, such as the UK version. In round 1 the contestant opens 6 boxes, and 3 in all other rounds. The box values, in euros, are as follows:
Deal or No Deal has a version airing in Tunisia, called Dlilek Mlek, which is broadcast on the television channel Tunisie 7 and was hosted by Sami El Fihri between 2005 and 2007. It is in Arabic. The top prize was 300,000 Tunisian dinars in the first edition, 500,000 dinars in the second and 1,000,000 in the third. The lowest prize is 100 milim. The 24 boxes represent 24 Governorates of Tunisia. The top prize was won at least once in each edition. On March 22, 2006, Mohamed Mabrouk won 300,000 dinars. On November 13, 2006, Mohamed Bashir Menchari won 500,000 dinars. And on September 13, 2007, a contestant won 1,000,000 dinars. Each winner shared the prize with an SMS participant.
Deal or No Deal was broadcast in Germany by broadcaster Sat.1. In 2004, the show was premiered as Der Millionen-Deal. It was hosted by Linda de Mol, who also is the host of the Dutch show. The game had a top prize of €2,000,000. The first series was a seven-episode run. For its second season, in 2005, the show was renamed to Deal or No Deal – Die Show der Glücksspirale and Guido Cantz took over as host with a €250,000 top prize. The third season in 2006 revamped its graphics, models, and featured a set that is identical to the U.S. version. The third season ended on May 19, 2007. The fourth season started on July 7, 2007. It was announced that the show would be canceled due to low ratings of 2.2 million viewers per episode.
Deal or No Deal is the name of several closely related television game shows, the first of which was the Dutch Miljoenenjacht produced by Dutch producer Endemol. It is played with up to 26 cases with certain sums of money. The player chooses a case or a box to knock an amount of money off the board.
The Cantonese Version Deal or No Deal is broadcast in Hong Kong by TVB. It has been casting through its website and its magazine, and premiered on October 29, 2006 at 9:30pm. The first season of the show was hosted by Michael Hui, but was since then hosted by Alfred Cheung. It airs on the TVB Jade channel. The grand prize is HK$3,000,000. The name of Deal or No Deal in Chinese is 一擲千金, a 4-character phrase literally translated as 'Stake a thousand pieces of gold in one throw'. Metaphorically, this can mean "Throw away money like dirt" or "Spend money like water". At the same time, 擲 has the same pronunciation of 擇, which means to choose, so there is another implication meaning of "to make a decision which related to thousands of money". The set was identical to the US version, but the theme tune and the sound effects were from Miljoenenjacht.
Deal/No Deal is the Danish version of Deal or No Deal, which airs on TV 2. It is hosted by comedian and TV personality Casper Christensen. The top prize is DKK 2,000,000 the lowest one DKK 1. In this version of Deal or No Deal, the banker is female.
Deal or No Deal in New Zealand is the New Zealand version of the international game show format. After Prime TV's success airing the Australian version of Deal or No Deal in New Zealand, a New Zealand produced version launched on TV3 on 6 June 2007. The show is hosted by radio comedian Jeremy Corbett and each show airs for one hour, on a Wednesday night, from 7:30pm to 8:30pm. The 26 cases range in value from 10¢ to $200,000.
Deal or No Deal is an Australian game show airing on the Seven Network and in New Zealand on Prime. It was the first international version of the game show, after the original Dutch version. It was the first of the versions to use the Deal or No Deal name. The show is recorded at the studio facilities of Global Television located in the Melbourne suburb of Southbank. The current top prize of $200,000 has been won by four contestants. Many changes have been made to Deal or No Deal. These included changing from a weekly format to a daily format; interactive features inviting home viewers to play along with "Double Deal Friday"; and additional special features added to the game. The show has included many special episodes including several hour-long prime-time specials and the successful Dancing with the Deals which occurs in conjunction with Dancing with the Stars. New episodes of Deal or No Deal are currently airing 5.30pm weeknights, repeats have aired on weekday mornings on 7Two and early morning on 7mate.
Deal or No Deal, the Swedish version of the Deal or No Deal format, aired on TV4 and was produced by Meter Film & Television. The host was Martin Timell and the grand prize was 5,000,000 kronor, with the smallest being 50 öre. It premiered on March 25, 2006 and was broadcast as a Saturday prime time show. The national lottery draw was broadcast as a part of the programme. As of June 2007, two seasons have been broadcast. The first season was broadcast in the spring of 2006, the second in the autumn. Unique, the Swedish version had 24 cases. They opened their cases on a 6-5-4-3-2-1-1 basis, slightly like most of the versions.
Deal or No Deal is broadcast on the Israel 10 channel in Israel. It is hosted by Moran Atias, a model and actress. The top prize is 1.5 million ₪. In the Israeli version there is a round of trivia questions which are asked to ten audience members before a contestant is chosen. The ten audience members are divided into two groups of five. Each group is asked a question, and the first member of the group who answers the question correctly progresses to the second round. In the second round, both players are asked trivia questions. The first to get two questions right becomes the contestant. If a player gets two questions wrong, he or she is automatically disqualified, and the other player becomes the contestant.
Deal or No Deal' is the Lebanese version of the game show airing on MTV. The show, was hosted by Michel Sanan, is filmed on a set similar to the United States set and uses the music from that version. The show consists of 26 cases, which ranges from LBP50 to LBP200,000,000.
Lebet el Hayat, the Egyptian version of the Deal or No Deal format, airs on Al-Hayat TV. It premiered on August 24, 2009 and is broadcast as a Monday prime time show. The host is the Lebanese actress Razan Maghrebi. The top prize was originally EGP 250,000 and was doubled later. There are 22 boxes containing prizes from EGP 500,000 to 1 piastre. There are three top prize winners, two won EGP 250,000 and one won EGP 500,000.
Deal or No Deal is the Irish version of the Endemol game show, which was first broadcast on TV3 in Ireland on 13 November 2009. The show is hosted by magician and entertainer Keith Barry. The show is sponsored by Ireland's National Lottery, which sells scratch cards for a chance to appear on the show.