NBC'S 'DEAL OR NO DEAL' RINGS IN THE NEW YEAR WITH ANOTHER EXCITING MILLION DOLLAR MISSION BEGINNING JANUARY 2
Burbank, Calif. - December 21, 2007 - NBC's hit game show "Deal or No Deal" rings in the new year with host Howie Mandel revealing that the Million Dollar Mission is back! "Deal or No Deal" wants a contestant to go home with $1 million so badly, that for every contestant who does not win $1 million, "Deal or No Deal" will add an additional $1 million dollar briefcase for the next contestant!
The Million Dollar Mission begins on Wednesday, January 2 (8-9 p.m. ET) with retired Port Authority Police Officer Will Jimeno of Chester, New Jersey, the real-life hero and survivor of the 9/11 World Trade Center attack. As an added bonus, he starts the Million Dollar Mission with two $1 million dollar cases on the board.
Hosted by Howie Mandel, "Deal or No Deal" is an international hit game show from Endemol USA. Contestants on the show play for a top prize of $1 million in a high-energy match of nerves, instincts and raw intuition. Each night, the game of odds and chance unfolds when a contestant faces 26 sealed briefcases containing anything from a measly penny to $1 million. Without knowing the amount in each briefcase, the contestant picks one -- his to keep, if he chooses, until its unsealing at game's end. The game kicks into high gear when the amount of cash in each case is revealed to the contestant round-by-round - and is tempted after each round by a mysterious entity known only as "the Banker" to accept an offer of cash in exchange for what might be contained in the contestant's chosen briefcase -- prompting Mandel to ask the all-important question -- "Deal or No Deal"?
"Deal or No Deal" airs on Mondays at 9 p.m. and Wednesdays at 8 p.m.
Based on the successful format from Endemol that has aired in over 40 countries, "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.