CNBC to revive Howie Mandel game show ‘Deal or No Deal’

CNBC is joining TV’s revival bandwagon, setting a pact with Endemol Shine North America for new episodes of the game show “Deal or No Deal.”

Howie Mandel will be back as host of the show that aired from 2005 through 2009 in primetime on NBC. CNBC said the show was scheduled to debut in the fourth quarter of this year. It’s unclear if the new “Deal” will be a nightly or weekly addition to the business news cabler’s primetime lineup.

“Our primetime programs, with their focus on business and money, strive to be both entertaining and instructive. Shows like ‘The Profit’ and ‘Shark Tank’ are built around high stakes and high rewards. Those same elements live at the heart of ‘Deal or No Deal,’ which is why we believe it to be a perfect fit,” said CNBC chairman Mark Hoffman. “Today’s announcement confirms our deep commitment to primetime, strengthening our line-up, by adding one of the most successful game shows of all time along with the popular, original host, Howie Mandel.”

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NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 19: Howie Mandel attends the 'America's Got Talent' post-show red carpet at Radio City Music Hall on August 19, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Grant Lamos IV/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 11: Model/TV personality Heidi Klum and comedian/TV personality Howie Mandel take a picture before the 'America's Got Talent' season 10 taping at Radio City Music Hall on August 11, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Michael Loccisano/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 17: TV personality Howie Mandel attends the #DEFENDFREEDOM Concert at FOX Studios on April 17, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Noam Galai/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 23: Comedian and TV personality Howie Mandel visits SiriusXM Studios on October 23, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Monica Schipper/Getty Images)
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Howie Mandel, host of TV show 'Deal or No Deal' on NBC delivers a speech as he received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, on September 4, 2008 in Hollywood, California. AFP PHOTO / GABRIEL BOUYS (Photo credit should read GABRIEL BOUYS/AFP/Getty Images)
THE TONIGHT SHOW WITH JAY LENO -- Air Date 1/3/08 -- Episode 3468 -- Pictured: Television personality Howie Mandel during an interview on January 3, 2008 (Photo by Paul Drinkwater/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
NEW YORK - MAY 15: (L to R) Patricia Kara, Howie Mandel and Lindsay Clubine attend the NBC Primetime Preview 2006-2007 at Radio City Music Hall on May 15, 2005 in New York City. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Getty Images)
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Scott St. John will also return as showrunner and executive producer along with Mandel. The show hails from Endemol Shine’s Truly Original banner, with Steven Weinstock and Glenda Hersh also serving as exec producers.

“Deal” is a fast-paced game of chance that challenges contestants to choose one of 26 briefcases in the hopes of finding the one with $1 million inside. The show also had a two-season run in first-run syndication from 2008-2010.

Mandel has remained a fixture on NBC’s air through his role as a judge on the hit summer series “America’s Got Talent.”

“Having been in this business for 40 years, I’ve been involved in every kind of production – live, variety, drama, film and animation. Nothing changed my life, career and perception of humanity more than one project, and that was ‘Deal or No Deal, ’” Mandel said. “I am excited to re-embark on the most thrilling, life-changing show with the brilliant Scott St. John and our new partners at CNBC.”

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