NBC has announced that it is getting ready to produce a touring version of the hit game show Deal or No Deal. According to The Hollywood Reporter, there are forty versions of the hit game show produced worldwide, and most have variations in their rules, staging and game play.
For the May sweep, the show will visit foreign-based Deal or No Deal production sets in Estonia, the Philippines and South Africa. Host Howie Mandel and contestants from the U.S. will play the game according to the foreign set's rules.
"We're constantly trying to come up with new ideas to keep the show fresh, to tweak and make the game play different," executive producer Scott St. John said. "It's been a fun internal thing when we watch clips from the foreign versions, so we decided we're going to explore the way they do it."
Deal or No Deal features contestants that can open 26 briefcases containing values ranging from 1 cent and $1 million, gradually paring down the board and constantly shifting the odds of how much they'll take home. So far no one has been able to take home the $1 million grand prize.
You can catch the next episode of Deal or No Deal on NBC, February 27th, at 8 p.m.