As part of Deal or No Deal - Around the World, U.S. Deal or No Deal host Howie Mandel came to the Philippines to meet his local counterpart Kris Aquino and shoot a special episode that would be shown on the American channel NBC.
Last April 24, Howie co-hosted the special episode that was
taped in one of the studios at the ABS-CBN compound. On that day, the American
host led the 26K girls in riding a pedicab around the grounds of the Kapamilya
In the Philippine portion of the two-hour TV special, two American contestants were also brought to the Philippines to play the game according to the rules of the Philippine franchise called Kapamilya, Deal or No Deal. The briefcases, carried by the 26K girls, contained prizes in dollars following the U.S. version, which ranges from one cent to $1 million. American contestants Mike Levy and Patrick Hook were also treated to Pinoy delicacies such as sisig and balut during the Philippine segment of the show.
The special episode of DOND, which also featured segments shot in South Africa and Estonia, aired in the United States last May 7.
Deal or No Deal - Around the World Philippines was produced by ABS-CBN under Almaden's business unit with Bobet Vidanes as director and Morly Nueva as executive producer. Filipinos will be able to watch this global episode when ABS-CBN airs this TV special this Sunday, June 22, during the Kapamilya Network's Sunday's Best at around 10 pm.