It’s a "Deal" for WMAQ-TV

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NBC Universal’s Deal or No Deal weekday syndicated strip has been sold to a few NBC O&Os, including WMAQ-TV in Chicago, as well as to stations owned by CBS, Allbritton, Scripps, and Sinclair. The program will be hosted by Howie Mandel and feature the same elements as the prime-time show – the banker, the models (yes!), and the same production team.

The only differences between the new syndicated Deal and the network prime-time version are the daily strip version is a half-hour long, moves at a faster pace, and the top grand prize would be $250,000.

Here is the official press release from NBC Universal.

updated 2007-10-08 at 8:30pm