Deal or No Deal
- For other national versions, see the main Deal or No Deal article.
in New Zealand
is the New Zealand version of the international game show
format. After Prime TV
's success airing the Australian version
of Deal or No Deal
in New Zealand, a New Zealand produced version launched on TV3
on 6 June 2007. The show is hosted by radio comedian Jeremy Corbett
and each show airs for one hour, on a Wednesday night, from 7:30pm to 8:30pm. The 26 cases range in value from 10¢ to $200,000.
Before the game, a third party randomly places the possible winnings in the cases, which are distributed to 26 identically-dressed models who reveal the contents during the game. No one involved in the show's production, including the host, models, or even the executive producers, knows which amounts are in the cases. Unlike many international versions of the show, the briefcases in the New Zealand gallery are not distributed to audience members, similar to the US version, the Philippine version and other versions of the show. This is unlike the Australian version which airs on the Prime TV
After picking one of the cases, the contestant then selects 6 of the remaining 25 cases, revealed one at a time. Each figure appears in only one case, so any values revealed in this way are not in the contestant's case. This is followed by a "phone call" by "The Banker", a mysterious figure shown only in silhouette now revealed to be William J. Conway. He... Read More