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  • Series Premiere Date: Dec 19, 2005
  • Season #: 1 , 2 , 3 , 4
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  • Starring: Howie Mandel, Peter Abbay
  • Summary: Running every night this week is the first U.S. installment of the internationally popular game show, which vaguely recalls "Let's Make A Deal" in its basic premise.
  • Genre(s): Game Show
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 5
  2. Negative: 2 out of 5
  1. 100
    Maddening and exciting.
  2. "Deal or No Deal" may be the dumbest TV game show ever, or, quite possibly, it is brilliant in its simplicity. But it's certainly not a quiz show.
  3. Reviewed by: Brian Lowry
    [The] first episode of this weeklong experiment does a creditable job building suspense, but it's hard to imagine the premise... possessing much staying power.
  4. That it has been a hit in 35 nations... reveals that there are more international threats than terrorism and global warming.
  5. 20
    It's only a few shades more adult than, say, playing with blocks.
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 46 out of 296
  1. ScottJ
    Dec 21, 2005
    I really love this show. Yes, it is "mindless," but it is also incredibly exciting. I haven't had this much fun watching a game show in a long while. Note to NBC: don't fall into the Millionaire trap. Keep this one an occasional week long special! Expand
  2. Nov 11, 2011
    This is one of the most memorable game shows ever created. You'll like the suspense of seeing which case holds the big bucks and which does not. This is my kind of game show. Expand
  3. CherylS
    Dec 26, 2005
    It left everyone in the room picking out cases too. We had fun the whole family was havinfg fun!
  4. MaxC
    Mar 2, 2006
    This is the best family show. Finally, something on TV that my entire family can and enjoys watching together
  5. MikeD
    Apr 19, 2006
    Great show, how can I try to be a contestnant????
  6. ds
    Dec 30, 2005
    It's different - no questions to answer so you don't have to be extremely intelligent to win - just lucky. Howie is hot - love the "down to the wood" look - very hip. Expand
  7. evanh
    Dec 21, 2005
    This show is obnoxious, it gave me a eadache. eatchn the fans shake riot what to pick and waving there hands is retarted! Oh and the host is another stupid Ryan Seacrest to top it of! the on only difference is that the host is bald! Expand

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