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Howie Mandel and Howard Stern are remembering Joan Rivers. At last night's America's Got Talent finale, the reality TV co-stars paid tribute to the late comic legend. "Joan Rivers gave me my biggest break in my career," Mandel told E! News exclusively. "As far as she put me on The Tonight Show, which was the biggest boost I've ever had in my career. Not only that, whenever I needed her she was a great friend." Most recently, Rivers appeared on Mandel's show Deal With It, but it was just her work ethic that Mandel looked up to. "She inspired me personally and professionally," he said. "Professionally, her work ethic was amazing. She showed up and she had »
TBS has extended the second season of Howie Mandel's “Deal With It,” adding 10 episodes to the hidden-camera series. Host Theo Von is joined each week by guest celebrities and comedians — occasionally including Mandel — who help pull pranks on an unsuspecting public. The roster for Season 2 includes Kelly Osbourne, Nick Cannon, Kendall and Kylie Jenner (“Keeping Up with the Kardashians”), Arsenio Hall, Bill Engvall, Kevin Nealon, Alex Mandel (“Killer Holiday”) and WWE competitor Chris Jericho. Comedians Bob Saget, Tom Green, Orlando Jones and Moshe Kasher will also appear. Also read: Conan O'Brien Re-Ups With TBS Through 2018 “Deal With It” premiered »
- Tony Maglio
TBS has extended the second season of Deal With It, adding 10 more episodes of the hidden camera competition series from executive producer Howie Mandel. It’s set to return this fall. Comedian Theo Von hosts the series in which members of the public are secretly recruited to pull a prank on their unwitting companions with no time to prepare, and must obey all instructions given through an earpiece from a secret control room nearby to win cash and prizes. Guest celebrities and comedians scheduled to appear in the extended Season 2 include Kelly Osbourne, Nick Cannon, Kendall and Kylie Jenner, Arsenio Hall, Bill Engvall, Kevin Nealon, and Alex Mandel among others. Deal With It is averaging more than 1.5 million viewers, including 887,000 adults 18-49 for its second season. It’s produced by Howie Mandel’s Alevy Prods., Roy Bank’s Banca Studio and Keshet Broadcasting, in association with Lionsgate TV. »
- THE DEADLINE TEAM
TBS has ordered 10 additional episodes for the second season of the hidden-camera competition series “Deal With It.”
Executive produced by Howie Mandel and hosted by Theo Von, the game show recruits members of the public to pull a prank on their unwitting companions with the help of different celebrities and comedians each week.
These everyday people can prank their way to cash prizes by obeying all instructions given through an earpiece from a secret control room nearby.
“Deal With It” is averaging more than 1.5 million viewers, including 887,000 adults 18-49, for its second season.
The show, currently airing Wednesdays at 10:30 p.m., will return this fall with more episodes. »
- Nikara Johns
Deal covers Mandel’s services as a producer on scripted and unscripted projects. Mandel runs the L.A.-based Alevy with partner Mike Marks.
Alevy produces the TBS hidden-camera series “Deal With It.” Mandel also serves as a judge on NBC’s “America’s Got Talent.” He previously worked with Core Media prexy Marc Graboff on gameshow “Deal or No Deal” and other projects during Graboff’s tenure at NBC.
“I have come to appreciate him as possessing that extremely rare combination of being an incredibly talented performer as well as a smart, savvy producer,” Graboff said.
“Core is a nimble, entrepreneurial company that is perfectly suited for the challenges of today’s ever-changing media landscape,” Mandel said.
- Variety Staff
Howie Mandel’s Alevy Prods. and Core Media Group have signed a first-look deal for Mandel and Alevy to executive produce scripted and unscripted TV and digital projects. Mandel and his Alevy partner Mike Marks currently executive produce the TBS hidden camera series Deal With It. Mandel previously worked with Core president Marc Graboff at NBC, where Mandel hosted Deal Or No Deal, earning an Emmy nomination, and continues to serve as a judge on America’s Got Talent. “Over the course of my long-standing relationship with Howie, I have come to appreciate him as possessing that extremely rare combination of being an incredibly talented performer as well as a smart, savvy producer,” Graboff said. Other shows produced by Alevy Prods. — repped in the deal by Wme, 3 Arts Entertainment and attorney Bill Sobel — include Mobbed, Take It All and Howie Do It. »
- NELLIE ANDREEVA
Oh no she didn't! While taking part in a prank for an episode of the hidden camera show Deal With It (airing Wednesday), Kendall and Kylie Jenner feed words to a man through an earpiece as he dines with an unsuspecting woman. Well, as this preview clip reveals, when the sisters tell him to call his companion "crazy like the Kardashians," the gal quickly replies, "No, I'm not slutty." Ouch! The E! stars quickly recoil in their chairs out of shock and then decide it's time for a little payback. With the approval of host Howie Mandel, Kendall and Kylie proceed to make their way into the restaurant and casually sit at the table next to the couple. As for »
Caplan was recently VP of development at 51 Minds Entertainment, where he exec produced series like Syfy’s “Heroes Of Cosplay,” MTV’s “Scrubbing In,” Syfy’s “Ghost Mine” and truTV’s “Cash Dome.” Prior to this, Caplan developed series for Pilgrim Studios.
Lionsgate has paid increased attention to unscripted programming in recent years. The studio also has partnerships with Roy Bank’s Banca Studio and Eli Frankel’s Rogue Atlas Productions, which have resulted in a series like the hidden-camera show “Deal With It” for TBS, “Flea Market Flip” for Hgtv, the Tvgn docuseries “The Tequila Sisters,” “The Family Trade” for Gsn, and “Iceberg Hunters” for The Weather Channel.
“Continued growth in the area of alternative programming is a high priority for our »
- Whitney Friedlander
Under the multiyear overall pact, Dave Caplan will develop and produce unscripted programming through his Trooper Entertainment banner. Caplan joins Lionsgate TV from 51 Minds Entertainment, where he spent two years as VP Development and executive produced such series as Syfy’s Heroes Of Cosplay, MTV’s Scrubbing In, Syfy’s Ghost Mine and truTV’s Cash Dome. “Continued growth in the area of alternative programming is a high priority for our TV division and we are always looking for terrific partners,” said Lionsgate TV Group chairman Kevin Beggs. “Dave is an extremely creative producer and we anticipate a great collaboration.” Caplan’s move to Lionsgate comes on the heels of an executive restructuring at 51 Minds following the company CEO Cris Abrego’s appointment as co-chairman and co-ceo of parent Endemol North America that saw Christian Sarabia elevated to president of 51 Minds. Caplan previously worked in development at Craig Piligian’s »
- NELLIE ANDREEVA
TBS’ Deal With It host Theo Von tells us “I was laughing at some points, even crying with laughter,” in regards to some of the hidden-camera pranks they pull off in Season 2 of the comedy series, debuting tonight on TBS at 10:30pmET/9:30pmCT. From executive producer Howie Mandel, Deal With It is a hidden-camera game show in which everyday people are secretly dared to pull a prank on their unwitting companion with no time to prepare. The tasks usually involve the contestant doing something incredibly embarrassing or insulting in public to the prank victim. The contestant must obey all instructions … Continue reading →
- Barb Oates
Howie Mandel's TV show went too far while filming a prank inside an L.A. restaurant -- leaving the business trashed to the tune of more than 100K ... according to a new lawsuit.The owner of Cowboys and Turbans -- a Mexican-Indian fusion spot -- claims Howie's hidden camera show "Deal With It" shot in the eatery last October ... and during filming an actress was told to swear loudly, jump up and down on expensive Moroccan tiles, »
- TMZ Staff
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