Production is beginning on CNBC’s new game show, with 30 one-hour episodes of the all-new “Deal or No Deal” scheduled to tape this summer in front of a live studio audience. Hosted and executive produced by Howie Mandel, the show will premiere Dec. 5.
The program is taping at Universal Orlando Resort.
“Premiering almost 10 years after the hit show was last in production, the new series will continue to offer up a high-pressure, high-stakes game of risk and reward, in which contestants face a series of potentially life-altering decisions,” CNBC says in today’s announcement. “With 26 sealed briefcases full of varying amounts of cash — ranging from a penny to $1 million — contestants have to decide whether to accept an offer of cash from the mysterious entity known only as ‘the Banker,’ in exchange for what might be contained in the contestant’s chosen briefcase.”
The announcement notes that CNBC, which focuses on business news during the day, transitions into an entertainment network at night, with a slate of prime-time programs that includes “The Profit,” “Shark Tank,” “Jay Leno’s Garage,” “Billion Dollar Buyer,” “The Deed,” “American Greed,” “Deadly Rich” and “Secret Lives of the Super Rich.”
The new “Deal or No Deal” is produced by Truly Original, a subsidiary of Endemol Shine North America, with Steven Weinstock, Glenda Hersh and Scott St. John as executive producers. Jim Ackerman and Christian Barcellos are the executive producers for CNBC.