NBC Orders New Howie Mandel Series EW
A new show starring Howie Mandel has been ordered by NBC, EW.com's Inside TV reports. The network has not yet set a premiere date for the game show from the “Deal or No Deal” host, “Howie Mandel’s White Elephant.”
The show will feature six contestants who select one package out of many wrapped gifts, with the players then using strategy and luck to decide whether to steal previously revealed prizes or gamble that an unopened box could be worth more, the story says.
"The final two players will face a tough choice, based on the classic psychology experiment ‘prisoner’s dilemma’: They’re presented with a box filled with two life changing prizes. They must choose whether to share the gifts, or steal the other player’s gift but risk walking away empty handed," the piece notes.
NBC has ordered seven episodes from Mandel, who will host the program.