Deal or No Deal (2005–2010)

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Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 2 wins & 7 nominations. See more awards »
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Series cast summary:
 Himself - Host (361 episodes, 2005-2010)
 Model / ... (199 episodes, 2005-2009)
 Briefcase Model #18 / ... (194 episodes, 2005-2009)
 Briefcase Model #5 / ... (192 episodes, 2005-2009)
 Model / ... (147 episodes, 2005-2008)
 Briefcase Model #10 / ... (147 episodes, 2005-2008)


The United States' version of "Deal or No Deal" was based on the Netherlands game show that had premiered in 2002. The main objective of the game was identical: Select a case containing a mystery cash amount, then - after being asked to narrow the field of cases by a certain number at various intervals - decide whether to take a cash buyout offered by an unseen "banker" ("Deal") or reject the offer and continue eliminating cases ("No Deal"), knowing he/she could win the grand prize of $1 million ... or far less. Each new game begins with 26 cases, each randomly distributed and held by a sexy model. The contestant chooses one case, which is placed at his/her contestant's podium. The cash amount inside could be as little as 1 cent ($.01) or as much as $1 million. The player then is asked to eliminate six of the remaining cases, calling out the corresponding numbers one at a time. After each number is called, that case is opened, revealing one of the 26 cash prizes; that prize is then ... Written by Brian Rathjen <>

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19 December 2005 (USA)  »

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$2,500,000 (estimated)

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Case #25 had the million 10 times while case # 21 had the million 11 times See more »


Host: [Repeated lines] Ladies, please.
[the models would march onto the stage]
Host: [to them] Hi ladies.
All 26 Models: [In unison] Hi Howie.
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People Pick Random Numbers... That's It... Who Finds This Entertaining?
5 September 2008 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

All that happens in this entire show is models holding numbered briefcases walk out, then the host (that famous and hilarious guy who starred in the movie "Walk Like A Man" in like 1981 then disappeared until now) asks the contestant to randomly pick numbers. Then they open those cases. Wow! That's it. The object is to not open the cases with big dollar amounts in them. A completely random game. After each round, the "banker" (a shadowy figure in a booth overlooking the studio floor

  • possibly one of the host's "Walk Like A Man" co-stars) calls down

with an offer to buy the briefcase the contestant selected. Then they have to decide if they will take the offer or shout "NO DEAL!" and put the smack down on a big red button, which is so dramatic a moment I simply cannot put it into words. This show is almost as boring as watching grass grow. It says nothing but horrible things about our society that this random-numbers-guessing-game is a highly rated TV show.

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