Deal or No Deal

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Deal or No Deal is an American television game show that premiered on NBC on December 19, 2005. It is hosted by comedian and television personality Howie Mandel and featured 26 female models including Patricia Kara, Marisa Petroro, Katie Cleary and Anya Monzikova.

The premise of the show is simple: contestants are presented with 26 briefcases, each containing a varying amount of cash ranging from $1 to $1,000,000. The contestant then chooses one briefcase to be their own and the other 25 are opened to reveal their contents. The amount in the chosen case is unknown and remains a mystery throughout the game.

The game is divided into several rounds, with the contestant being offered a deal at the end of each round by a mysterious figure known only as "the Banker." The Banker's offer is based on the remaining values in the unopened cases.

The contestant must then decide whether to accept the Banker's deal or continue on with the game, potentially losing out on the opportunity for a larger payout. The game continues until the contestant either accepts the Banker's deal or chooses to open their own case, revealing the amount of money inside.

Throughout the game, the models holding the briefcases remain on stage, providing a glamorous and visually appealing backdrop for the contestant's decisions. They play a key role in building tension and excitement as they reveal the contents of each briefcase.

Deal or No Deal quickly became a sensation in the United States, with millions of viewers tuning in each week to watch contestants vie for the grand prize of $1,000,000. The show's simple and addictive gameplay, along with Mandel's humorous and affable hosting style, made it a hit with audiences of all ages.

The show also spawned numerous international adaptations, including versions in the United Kingdom, Australia, and many other countries. It also inspired several spin-off shows, including a syndicated version hosted by Mandel and a primetime "All-Star" edition featuring celebrity contestants.

Deal or No Deal came to an end on May 18, 2009, after a successful four-year run on NBC. Although the show has been off the air for over a decade, it remains a beloved classic among fans of the game show genre and continues to be remembered as one of the most iconic shows of the 2000s.

Deal or No Deal is a series that is currently running and has 2019 seasons (343 episodes). The series first aired on December 19, 2005.

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Looking for Luck in All the Right Cases
31. Looking for Luck in All the Right Cases
August 7, 2019
Andrew Shelton comes to the Deal or No Deal stage declaring himself the "unluckiest person to ever play the game." As an omen of things to come, Howie turns things around with a special side game.
Vision Quest
30. Vision Quest
July 31, 2019
South Dakota's Jade Delaney believes in the power of positive thinking and she has a "vision board" to prove it. She envisioned marrying her husband and having her son. Now, Jade is playing to cross three more items off her wishlist - to meet Howie Mandel, to win big money, and to become a "Deal or No Deal" model.
Martinis for a Million
29. Martinis for a Million
July 24, 2019
Long Island's Laura Siano has big plans for big money: save, spend, and share. For Laura, it doesn't matter who's holding the cases because the offers just keep going up until she makes a bold counter-offer that puts The Banker on her toes.
Roller Coaster Motion
28. Roller Coaster Motion
July 17, 2019
Contestants compete for cash inside sealed briefcases in this game show.
Magic Touch
27. Magic Touch
July 10, 2019
Jennifer Gelband and Penn Jillette make deals in the hopes of finding the million dollar case.
Wall Street Warrior
26. Wall Street Warrior
July 3, 2019
Contestants compete for cash inside sealed briefcases in this game show.
Hoop Dreams
25. Hoop Dreams
June 19, 2019
Single mom and marathoner Monica Durazo comes from a sales background and a family of strong competitors.
The Champ vs. The Banker
24. The Champ vs. The Banker
June 19, 2019
A college wrestler-turned-professional MMA fighter proves he's tougher than he appears once he enters the cage with The Banker.
Monopoly Money
23. Monopoly Money
June 12, 2019
Howie challenges Toni Miller on a Monopoly-inspired game complete with money and prizes.
Million Dollar Ironman
22. Million Dollar Ironman
June 12, 2019
Miami police officer and Ironman competitor Jorge Montero is on patrol..for a million dollars!
Million Dollar Musical
21. Million Dollar Musical
March 27, 2019
Business owner La'Sherrie Butler-Hogan brings the house down by belting out an incredible strategy
Bingo to a Million
20. Bingo to a Million
March 20, 2019
Playing for his dream home, former bingo caller Tony Oriente turns Deal or No Deal into a giant Tony love-fest.
Mile-High Millionaire
19. Mile-High Millionaire
March 13, 2019
Flight attendant Max Reynolds is used to high-flying adventures, and this father of three is buckled up and ready to blast off against The Banker.
Million Dollar Lane
18. Million Dollar Lane
March 6, 2019
Double the deals, double the drama
Cheering for a Lucky Strike
17. Cheering for a Lucky Strike
February 27, 2019
Summary is not available.
Cowboy Up
16. Cowboy Up
February 20, 2019
Real-life Las Vegas hero Justin Uhart hits the stage ready risk it all for $1 million.
Sony With a Chance of Millions
15. Sony With a Chance of Millions
February 13, 2019
Sony Avalos says she's one of Deal or No Deal's biggest fans and knows how to play the game better than anyone.
Head Over Heels
14. Head Over Heels
February 6, 2019
Howie can't keep up with Missy Silverman, a bundle of boundless energy who explodes into celebratory cartwheels.
Father Knows Best
13. Father Knows Best
January 30, 2019
The Motor City brings John West, father of five sons, to the stage. The retired automotive line worker wants to retire in comfort and provide an even better future for his sons.
My Big Fat Greek Game Show
12. My Big Fat Greek Game Show
January 23, 2019
Restaurateur and newlywed George Stathoulis and his big Greek family take over the show.
Small Town, Big Dreams
11. Small Town, Big Dreams
January 16, 2019
Loveable high school choir director Bryce Gage has big dreams for his small town of Marble Falls, TX.
Flying High
10. Flying High
January 9, 2019
Poker player Shireen Mui goes all in against The Banker, but it's The Banker who calls her bluff with a specially crafted offer.
Ice Cream Dreams
9. Ice Cream Dreams
January 2, 2019
Entrepreneur Ally Texeira, who has sweet dreams to change the face of the ice cream industry, tries to freeze out The Banker.
Southern Charm
8. Southern Charm
January 2, 2019
It's the ultimate television cliff-hanger as soap opera fan Robert Evans fills the stage with southern charm in his quest to defeat The Banker.
It Takes Two
7. It Takes Two
December 26, 2018
Mother, teacher and former marine Jade Thomas is all about family. Howie makes an offer she can't refuse...and her mama Cheryl joins the game.
Happy Howie Days
6. Happy Howie Days
December 19, 2018
Howie Mandel's hit game show is back after 10 years with a heartwarming holiday special and the ultimate $1 million present.
Beard or No Beard
5. Beard or No Beard
December 19, 2018
Rugged entrepreneur and family man David Leeman brings larger-than-life enthusiasm, and beard, in his face-off with The Banker.
$5 Redemption
4. $5 Redemption
December 12, 2018
Deal or No Deal's past & present collide when Artis Jackson seizes the chance to redeem his family's honor.
There's Snow Place Like Home
3. There's Snow Place Like Home
December 12, 2018
A busy military wife and mother faces off against the Banker in the hope of winning $1 million dollars and moving back to join her adoring parents in Michigan.
Family Value$
2. Family Value$
December 5, 2018
To win a $1,000,00 and move home to her Ohio family farm business, this high-spirited marketing executive will face the Banker's cruelest test.
I'm Dancin' Here!
1. I'm Dancin' Here!
December 5, 2018
Howie Mandel's hit game show is back with new twists and turns! A larger-than-life Brooklyn native breaks out some wild dance moves...hustling his way toward the $1,000,000 he hopes will fund his daughter's wedding.
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Deal or No Deal is available for streaming on the NBC website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Deal or No Deal on demand at Amazon Prime, CNBC, Tubi TV and Pluto TV.
  • Premiere Date
    December 19, 2005
  • IMDB Rating
    3.1  (68)