Deal Or No Deal
Deal or no deal is a game show in which players compete to win money by answering trivia questions correctly. Produced by NBC and originally airing on NBC, but now also syndicated around the country, this popular show was filmed at a studio in Manhattan, New York City and first broadcasted in December 2005.
In the United States, NBC’s primetime version airs Mondays and Fridays at 8:00 p.m., along with Wednesday and Sunday at 7:00 p.m. The Thursday edition was also popular during this time slot but in November 2006 it moved to a midseason position of 9:00 p.m. Despite fierce competition, NBC continues to perform well in ratings – consistently beating its competitors.
The series has featured guest appearances by celebrities such as singer Aretha Franklin, who calls into the show to offer Koshka Blagburn R.E.S.P.E.C.T if she wins one million dollars. Additionally, Bob Harper – former trainer on The Biggest Loser and current coach to Jillian Michaels – and Broadway casting director Bernard Telsey appear in guest roles.
Koshka’s dreams of becoming a singer and winning $1 million dollars are put to the test on her third and final round when she is presented with four $1 million cases. The Banker offers her an incentive to go for it, and if successful she will meet Bernie Telsey in New York and receive an offer to join his cast as a walk-on in Hairspray.
She was also courted by “The Biggest Loser” trainers Bob Harper and Jillian Michaels, who offered her $95,000 plus a personal session with them. Additionally, she received an annual membership to their weight-loss program at their headquarters in Los Angeles, California.
Her bench members had previously told her she wasn’t likely to make it past the final case, but her dream of winning a million dollars and performing in a Broadway musical came true. Despite their last-minute change of heart, she took the risk and went for it anyway – an investment she will never regret. In the end, she ended up with $5,000 plus travel expenses to New York but if she had switched cases instead, it could’ve meant winning $1 million dollars instead!