The popular game show Deal or No Deal is returning with 30 all-new episodes, CNBC has announced, and it is filming them at Universal Orlando Resort. The series is holding open casting calls for new contestants at Universal CityWalk and throughout Florida.
The original Deal or No Deal ran for four seasons, from 2005 to 2009, and had host Howie Mandel lead contestants through a decision making gauntlet in which they decided between multiple numbered briefcases, using statistics to search for the one briefcase containing a million dollars. During the course of the show, the mysterious Banker would offer deals to purchase a contestant’s briefcase, based on the odds.
The new format will be similar, with show host Howie Mandel returning for the fifth season.
During taping, guests at Universal Orlando Resort will have the opportunity to become members of the studio audience; no locations or recording schedules have been announced yet.
For those who would like to take part in Deal or No Deal as more than just audience members, the show is holding open casting calls for this season at Universal CityWalk and throughout Florida. Here is the current casting call schedule:
Wednesday, May 16 – Jacksonville, Florida: 2 pm – 7 pm
Location: River City Brewing Company, 835 Museum Circle
Saturday, May 19 – Orlando, Florida: 9 am – 2 pm
Location: Universal CityWalk, Soundstage 19, 6000 Universal Blvd.
Sunday, May 20 – Miami, Florida: 11 am – 4 pm
Location: Gulfstream Park, 901 S. Federal Highway, Hallandale Beach, FL
Universal directs guests attending the CityWalk casting call to “walk towards Blue Man Group theatre next to Universal Studios Florida. Look for signs pointing you towards the Open Casting Call. Entrance will be to the left of the Universal Studios entrance near the Blue Man Group box office.”
Online applications are accepted at: https://dealornodeal.castingcrane.com/.
Source: Universal Orlando Close Up