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Deal...or No Deal?
Posted by Marc Rosenberg at 11:26:25 AM on December 22, 2005
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NOTE/UPDATE: While we want to thank the many commenters who have written us about Deal or No Deal, many are asking us about how they can get an audition or tickets for the show. We DO NOT have any affiliation with DoND. Please click here to find out about being a contestant. Thank you and good luck!

OK...so where do we start with the new NBC game show, 'Deal or No Deal'...

Shall we begin with Howie Mandel, the apparently washed-up comedian who has descended to the ranks of cash-giveaway game show host stardom?

Should we kick things off with the horrendous portrayal of the 25 women dressed in their Victoria's Secret-like one-piece outfits -- all during the 8-9:00 p.m. "family" hour of primetime?

Or shall we just dig right into the obvious 'Who Wants To Be A Millionaire-like' duplications of the sound and lighting effects?

As you can see, there's much to criticize about the latest entry into the primetime game show race -- which, in case you didn't know, is already an international hit across over 35 other countries (according to NBC and Endemol USA, the company that created the show). And with NBC premiering the program this week every night at 8:00 p.m. (two more episodes tonight and Friday), there's plently of opportunity to take the show and station to task.

But....

I never thought I'd be saying this, but after watching the first three episodes, the contestants of this show have absolutely drawn me in! The mix of contestants have been pretty entertaining. Funny. Stressed out. Throwing caution to the wind at times. I've found myself screaming at the TV set the last couple of evenings, yelling at them to take the deal or telling them they are idiots for forging ahead and pressing their luck in search of the one million dollar prize.

In fact, with the exception of Jeopardy, I haven't been this entertained by a game show since the old 'Press Your Luck' game show hosted by the 'legendary' Peter Tomarken.

Anyway, if you TV junkies have not yet thought of tuning in, keep an open mind and take that remote tonight at 8 p.m. and flip over to NBC. You might be surprised.

-Marc

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never having been a game show enthusiast I was captivated by Deal or no Deal. Good job Howie. We need shows such as this for the whole family . Any age can enjoy, identify and sympathize with the contestants. Hope we will see more of this!

Posted By: B. Bennett | Dec 28, 2005 3:33:01 PM
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I just love this new show I can not imagine being on there it is nerve wacking just watching but i hope it comes back on real soon.

Posted By: Hazel Buck | Jan 2, 2006 6:53:52 PM
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I certainly hope the show comes on soon.. Just watching 5 shows on premier week has my family hooked..I think Howie Mandell done a great job..

Posted By: R. Painter | Jan 4, 2006 7:09:10 PM
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R. Painter,

Deal or No Deal remains on the air! After the first week marathon on NBC, it switched over to CNBC weeknights in primetime.

-Marc

Posted By: Marc R. | Jan 5, 2006 9:07:56 AM
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It's January 24 and I can not find deal or no deal playing anywhere. Is it on this late in January? I certainly hope so. We love the program.

Posted By: Robert White | Jan 25, 2006 1:36:09 AM
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This has got to be the greatest games show ever envented. Gotta keep it going!!!!! What a thrill it is to watch. Good job Producers!!!!

Posted By: Connie | Feb 28, 2006 9:35:54 PM
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How do I apply to be a contestant on this game show?I love this show,but my husband says I will never be selected for anything like this.I have never had an interest in registering to be a game-show contestant before.Keep up the great entertainment.Great host(Howie Mandell)


Thank You
Cindy Goff

Posted By: Cindy Goff | Mar 21, 2006 4:09:52 PM
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Would someone please tell me how I can get on this show? I never thought that I would find myself sitting on the couch, and yelling at the people inside my TV 3 nights a week. I feel like a total sports enthusiast watching the superbowl and waiting to throw a penalty flag at my entertainment center. This show just totally sucked me in, and I must admit that Howie is a big part of it. I keep thinking he is going to break into "Bobby"!! haha Someone please tell me how to enter to be a contestant. Thank you, Amy

Posted By: Amy Stewart | Mar 28, 2006 12:42:43 PM
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# 6

Posted By: Babs | Apr 3, 2006 11:25:50 PM
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Howie Mandell,
You so deserve this hit show, Deal or No Deal, you are the show. Congratulations are in order!

Posted By: Sandra Nelson | Apr 17, 2006 8:01:43 PM
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how do you become a conestant for Deal or No Deal? I am not much for watching tv, but I do enjoy this program so much! thanks for info vicky

Posted By: vicky fetterman | Apr 27, 2006 11:33:42 AM
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I'd like to become a contestant!

Posted By: Denise Andrews | May 9, 2006 12:40:35 PM
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HELP, IN ONE YEAR I RETIRE, I WOULD LIKE TO RETIRE IN MY OWN HOME. AT 64 I'VE NEVER OWNED A HOME OF MY OWN. MY HEART IS STRONG ENOUGH TO STAND THE EXCITMENT OF YOUR PROGRAM, AND BELIEVE ME IT IS TENSION FILLING. HOW DO YOU BECOME A CONTESTENT?
OTHER THEN THE EXCITMENT OF GOING TO APPEAR ON YOUR SHOW, EVEN THE SMALLEST AMOUNT WOULD HELP ME TOWARDS MY GOAL.
P. S. I'M NOT THE MOST PHOTOGENIC PERSON, BUT I'LL PASS, BUT I SURE AS HELL WILL BE THE MOST EXCITED ONE.

Posted By: TERRY MONGELLI | May 10, 2006 7:12:11 AM
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I'd like to become a contestant. Where do I go and who should I talk to.

Posted By: Robin Ramsey | May 12, 2006 3:00:32 PM
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Howie Mandell

You are the most exciting host that I enjoyed watching on TV. You show enthusiasm and encouragement for all the contestantants. The girls are exciting to view because of their expressions and actions too. They are surprise each time they open a case. The tension is overwhelming at times. Time goes fast watching your program because it capitivates your interest. I would like to be a contestant. I don't ususally win anything but, with the help of my husband and sons -I can make a Deal!!

Posted By: Linda L. Hapach | May 22, 2006 9:38:49 PM
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I would like to get on the show. I am a teacher of the handicapp and would like to help my students, especially one little girl with Cerebal Disorders and needs a new chair. Any suggestions?

Posted By: Mark G | May 29, 2006 8:28:28 PM
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how to get on the t.v show deal or no deal .

Posted By: robert barr | May 30, 2006 11:40:14 AM
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how to get on the t.v show deal or no deal .

Posted By: robert barr | May 30, 2006 11:47:21 AM
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hi I'm Ashley Joan's dauhter me and my mom watch your show all the time it's great!!! I think your the best ever and your really funny!! My mom would die if she hurd she got to go on or show. How do you get on your tv show deal or no deal??

Posted By: Joan Coleman | Jun 3, 2006 2:50:47 AM
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I want to play "Deal or No Deal". How can I enter in it?

Thanks,
Kamal Agrawal

Posted By: Kamal Agrawal | Jun 6, 2006 12:55:38 AM
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How do you get on the show DOND?

Posted By: Jeff | Jun 6, 2006 9:33:47 AM
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We need an application mailed to Sharon & Joe Hill, 1659 S. cranbrook Ct. Wichita, KS 67207, Tele 316-684-0362
We would like to be on the show in honor of our 50th wedding anniversary. This would be a dream come true. GREAT JOB HOWIE!!!

Posted By: sharon & Joe Hill | Jun 26, 2006 10:26:59 PM
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My sister would love to be a contestant on your show please send her an application @ 5638 Via Romano Dr. Apt. G, Charlotte, NC 28270, tele. # 704-499-3677. Thank you I love the show!! Great job Howie

Posted By: Britanya Jordan | Jul 17, 2006 8:01:17 PM
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What happened to Deal or No Deal, we were getting it on NBC, It is no longer on, Please let me know if it will be back on air soon. Really enjoyed it.

Posted By: Janetta Markley | Jul 22, 2006 12:54:00 PM
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is deal or no deal coming back>? when??? can anyone tell me?

Posted By: Lin | Jul 28, 2006 9:33:46 PM
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