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Syndie ‘Deal’ Gets 2nd Season, Moves to Connecticut

The syndicated version of NBC Universal’s “Deal or No Deal” has been renewed for a second season. The show is moving production to Waterford, Conn., from Culver City, Calif.

Cleared for a second season in more than 85% of the country, the half-hour version of “Deal” will continue to have host Howie Mandel, as well as producer Endemol USA and executive producer Scott St. John at the reins.

As for the primetime version of "Deal," NBC said no decision has been made yet about returning the show to next year's schedule.

The syndie “Deal” is moving to the Waterford studios of Sonalysts Media for the same reason that NBC Universal Domestic Television is relocating “Maury,” “The Jerry Springer Show” and “The Steve Wilkos Show” to the state next season: tax incentives.

Connecticut lured NBC Universal with the offer of a 30% production tax credit.

“We are thrilled to continue working with the governor and the state of Connecticut to further expand the footprint of the entertainment industry and bring new jobs to the region as a direct result of the state’s production tax credit,” Barry Wallach, president of NBC Universal Domestic Television Distribution, said in a statement.

“Maury,” “Jerry” and “Wilkos” are moving to a brand-new facility in Stamford, Conn., for next season.