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“Deal or No Deal” Cleared for Broadcast Syndication

NBC Universal has announced that Deal or No Deal has been cleared to begin airing in national syndication this fall.  This new edition of the game show will differ from the series which airs on NBC in that it will be a half-hour in length. The full press release follows after the jump.

The show has been cleared to air in more than 95% of the nation. The press release follows below.

NBC UNIVERSAL DOMESTIC TELEVISION DISTRIBUTION HAS SOLD “DEAL OR NO DEAL” IN MORE THAN 95% OF U.S. FOR FALL DEBUT IN NATIONAL SYNDICATION

New Half-Hour Original Version Hosted by Howie Mandel & Produced by Same Team As NBC’s Hit Primetime Series

UNIVERSAL CITY, CA March 24, 2008 – NBC Universal Domestic Television Distribution has sold the upcoming half-hour version of hit game show “Deal or No Deal” in more than 95% of the U.S. for its fall 2008 national syndication debut, it was announced today by Barry Wallach, President, NBC Universal Domestic Television Distribution.

“Deal or No Deal” will be hosted by Howie Mandel and produced by Endemol USA, the same team behind NBC’s hit primetime version. The show has been sold to NBC Local Media stations in the nation’s top markets including WNBC-TV in NY, KNBC-TV in LA and WMAQ-TV in Chicago, as well as to stations from a number of leading broadcast groups including CBS, Sinclair, Gannett, Fox, Post-Newsweek, Lin, Hearst-Argyle, Dispatch, Media General, Local TV, Allbritton, Scripps Howard, Raycom and more.

The syndicated version of “Deal or No Deal” will include all the key elements that made NBC’s primetime version a breakout hit, with Mandel as host, the Banker, models, contestants risking big money and the same award-winning production team.

“We’re excited to launch the first-run syndicated version of ‘Deal or No Deal’ this fall, coming off the continued ratings dominance of the primetime series,” says Wallach.

“Deal or No Deal” is NBC’s most watched entertainment program of the 2007-2008 TV season, averaging more than 13 million viewers per telecast, winning its Monday night time period and continuously building on its lead in for stations across the country, according to Nielsen Media Research. Additionally, “Deal or No Deal” has delivered more than 119 million unique viewers this seasonthe most of any other primetime program on television.

“Deal or No Deal” is produced by Endemol USA, a division of Endemol Holding. David Goldberg is the president of Endemol USA. The series is executive-produced by Scott St. John. The series is distributed in the U.S. by NBC Universal Domestic Television Distribution.

About NBC Universal Domestic Television Distribution:

NBC Universal is a leader in providing entertainment programming to the domestic and international marketplaces. The NBC Universal Domestic Television Distribution division is responsible for the distribution of NBC Universal product to all forms of television within the U.S. and Canada. This includes distribution of current and library film and television product, including formats and non-scripted programming, in the pay, free, and basic markets, as well as the domestic syndication of first-run syndicated TV programs and theatrical and TV movie packages.

Current and upcoming first-run strip syndicated programming at NBC Universal Domestic Television Distribution includes Deal or No Deal, Access Hollywood, Blind Date, The Jerry Springer Show, The Martha Stewart Show, Maury and The Steve Wilkos Show. Current first-run weekly syndicated programming includes The Chris Matthews Show, The Wall Street Journal Report with Maria Bartiromo, Your Total Health, Lyons & Bailes Reel Talk and the off-network distribution of Heroes, The Office, House, Monk, Law & Order, Law & Order: Criminal Intent, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit and much more.

About Endemol USA:

Endemol USA is a leading producer of television programming specializing in reality and non-scripted genres for network and cable television. The company produces the break-out hits “Deal or No Deal,” “1 VS 100,” “Fear Factor,” “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition” and “Big Brother.” Endemol USA is a division of Endemol Holding, a prominent international content developer, producer and distributor of television and online programming. The company, headquartered in the Netherlands, has subsidiaries and joint ventures in 21 countries, including the major European markets, the U.S., South Africa, Argentina, Brazil, Mexico and Australia. Endemol Entertainment is a subsidiary of the Consortium, a conglomerate formed by Mediacinco Cartera S.A., Cyrte Found II B.V., and GS Capital Partners VI Fund.

Source: NBC Universal

  • Anonymous

    5/21/2008

    Dear Scott Saint James, Executive Producer, “Deal Or No Deal”

    Approximately one year ago I sent in an application and video to appear on “Deal Or No Deal”. I have not as yet received a yay or nay regarding being chosed to be a contestent on your show.
    I have attempted several times to reach you via telephone calls, e-mails, or faxes.

    My purpose of being on your show is simple. I planned to give away the 1,000,000 prize to a special cause. I am an Insulin Dependent Type 2 Diabetic who has suffered from this condition for the last 18 years of my life. I felt that being on this show I could donate the money prize to a get cause. I strongly believe not only for my self but over 110,000,000+ individuals living in the United States today who also suffer from many chronic diseases or illnesses could benifit from the utilization of EMBRYONIC CLEAN STEM CELL LINES. The money prize could meet this need.

    I also felt that we both could benifit from my cause in that your show would enjoy great TV ratings and my cause would be announced to your listening audience. Scott, The Time Is Right… The Time Is Now… to alert your listening audience concerning the misconceptions, the lies, the confusions, the misunderstandings about this controversial issue. I believe in the fun portion and serious nature of this cause, it will provide to your audience a serious yet fun show which could be quite entertaining and import a serious message as well.

    I can be funny and serious at the same time. Incidently, I look like Howey Mandell and I act like him.

    I look forward to you reviewing my video again. Unfortunately, I was not aware of a recent casting opportunity which you had in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania ,other wise I would have shown up for the audition.

    Please respond to this e-mail to you.

    I can be reached anytime at 267-249-4592.

    Thank you for your interest in this matter.

    P.S. Please review my (8) video/questions I posed on You Tube. When reviewing these videos you will get my message. My User Name Is: DLSAE2007. My password Is: d2007sjc.

    David Lawrence Stein, Warminster Bucks County Pennsylvania

  • Dave Stein

    5/21/2008

    Dear Scott Saint James, Executive Producer, “Deal Or No Deal”

    Approximately one year ago I sent in an application and video to appear on “Deal Or No Deal”. I have not as yet received a yay or nay regarding being chosed to be a contestent on your show.
    I have attempted several times to reach you via telephone calls, e-mails, or faxes.

    My purpose of being on your show is simple. I planned to give away the 1,000,000 prize to a special cause. I am an Insulin Dependent Type 2 Diabetic who has suffered from this condition for the last 18 years of my life. I felt that being on this show I could donate the money prize to a get cause. I strongly believe not only for my self but over 110,000,000+ individuals living in the United States today who also suffer from many chronic diseases or illnesses could benifit from the utilization of EMBRYONIC CLEAN STEM CELL LINES. The money prize could meet this need.

    I also felt that we both could benifit from my cause in that your show would enjoy great TV ratings and my cause would be announced to your listening audience. Scott, The Time Is Right… The Time Is Now… to alert your listening audience concerning the misconceptions, the lies, the confusions, the misunderstandings about this controversial issue. I believe in the fun portion and serious nature of this cause, it will provide to your audience a serious yet fun show which could be quite entertaining and import a serious message as well.

    I can be funny and serious at the same time. Incidently, I look like Howey Mandell and I act like him.

    I look forward to you reviewing my video again. Unfortunately, I was not aware of a recent casting opportunity which you had in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania ,other wise I would have shown up for the audition.

    Please respond to this e-mail to you.

    I can be reached anytime at 267-249-4592.

    Thank you for your interest in this matter.

    P.S. Please review my (8) video/questions I posed on You Tube. When reviewing these videos you will get my message. My User Name Is: DLSAE2007. My password Is: d2007sjc.

    David Lawrence Stein, Warminster Bucks County Pennsylvania

  • David

    Dave, I hate to burst your bubble but as a long time professional in the entertainment industry, I feel I should at least alert you that you usually will not get a “nay” response from any casting department. Typically, you only get a call back if they are interested in you. If they are not, they simply won’t call back or reply in any way.

    Sounds harsh? Perhaps…if you don’t understand the business but in reality, when casting departments get thousands of auditions and submissions per month…and hundreds of thousands per year, they can’t possibly make time to reply to every prospect. Therefore, they limit it to only those they want.

    Best advice I could give you is to try again. From everything I’ve read about Deal Or No Deal, a year is usually the cut off…whuch probably means you didn’t make it…but I did also read somwhere that they do accept multiple submissions from one person so long as it’s not within less than a year’s window of time. So I’d say…send another one…or try a different show :) Sometimes a person is not right for one project but exactly what another project is looking for. In this business, you can never put all of your eggs in one basket.

    David

    P.S. By the way, you should NEVER leave your phone number on a website like this. Especially a press release site which can be viewed by millions. That’s just asking to be stalked…espcially if you ever end up lucky and getting on such a show. If you were to become famous…WHOOOOO….T R O U B L E!

  • David

    Dave, I hate to burst your bubble but as a long time professional in the entertainment industry, I feel I should at least alert you that you usually will not get a “nay” response from any casting department. Typically, you only get a call back if they are interested in you. If they are not, they simply won’t call back or reply in any way.

    Sounds harsh? Perhaps…if you don’t understand the business but in reality, when casting departments get thousands of auditions and submissions per month…and hundreds of thousands per year, they can’t possibly make time to reply to every prospect. Therefore, they limit it to only those they want.

    Best advice I could give you is to try again. From everything I’ve read about Deal Or No Deal, a year is usually the cut off…whuch probably means you didn’t make it…but I did also read somwhere that they do accept multiple submissions from one person so long as it’s not within less than a year’s window of time. So I’d say…send another one…or try a different show :) Sometimes a person is not right for one project but exactly what another project is looking for. In this business, you can never put all of your eggs in one basket.

    David

    P.S. By the way, you should NEVER leave your phone number on a website like this. Especially a press release site which can be viewed by millions. That’s just asking to be stalked…espcially if you ever end up lucky and getting on such a show. If you were to become famous…WHOOOOO….T R O U B L E!

  • Dan

    Dave, I hate to burst your bubble but as a long time professional in the entertainment industry, I feel I should at least alert you that you usually will not get a “nay” response from any casting department. Typically, you only get a call back if they are interested in you. If they are not, they simply won’t call back or reply in any way.

    Sounds harsh? Perhaps…if you don’t understand the business but in reality, when casting departments get thousands of auditions and submissions per month…and hundreds of thousands per year, they can’t possibly make time to reply to every prospect. Therefore, they limit it to only those they want.

    Best advice I could give you is to try again. From everything I’ve read about Deal Or No Deal, a year is usually the cut off…whuch probably means you didn’t make it…but I did also read somwhere that they do accept multiple submissions from one person so long as it’s not within less than a year’s window of time. So I’d say…send another one…or try a different show :) Sometimes a person is not right for one project but exactly what another project is looking for. In this business, you can never put all of your eggs in one basket.

    Dan

    P.S. By the way, you should NEVER leave your phone number on a website like this. Especially a press release site which can be viewed by millions. That’s just asking to be stalked…espcially if you ever end up lucky and getting on such a show. If you were to become famous…WHOOOOO….T R O U B L E!

  • Dan

    Dave, I hate to burst your bubble but as a long time professional in the entertainment industry, I feel I should at least alert you that you usually will not get a “nay” response from any casting department. Typically, you only get a call back if they are interested in you. If they are not, they simply won’t call back or reply in any way.

    Sounds harsh? Perhaps…if you don’t understand the business but in reality, when casting departments get thousands of auditions and submissions per month…and hundreds of thousands per year, they can’t possibly make time to reply to every prospect. Therefore, they limit it to only those they want.

    Best advice I could give you is to try again. From everything I’ve read about Deal Or No Deal, a year is usually the cut off…whuch probably means you didn’t make it…but I did also read somwhere that they do accept multiple submissions from one person so long as it’s not within less than a year’s window of time. So I’d say…send another one…or try a different show :) Sometimes a person is not right for one project but exactly what another project is looking for. In this business, you can never put all of your eggs in one basket.

    Dan

    P.S. By the way, you should NEVER leave your phone number on a website like this. Especially a press release site which can be viewed by millions. That’s just asking to be stalked…espcially if you ever end up lucky and getting on such a show. If you were to become famous…WHOOOOO….T R O U B L E!

  • Dan

    Sorry for the double. Yes, I used two names…a first and a middle. :)

  • Dan

    Sorry for the double. Yes, I used two names…a first and a middle. :)