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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.