ABS-CBN is airing the special episode of Deal or No Deal—Around the World, which was shot entirely in the Philippines, on Sunday's Best (June 22), at 10 pm. This signals the return of the game show's new season in the Kapamilya Network soon.
Kris Aquino joined Howie Mandel in playing the numbers game with two American contestants who flew to Manila in April with their families for the chance to win US$1 million.
The two-hour episode, which was taped in ABS-CBN studio last April 24, will show Howie's arrival in Manila and his adventures around the city, like taking a pedicab, visiting Quiapo, and posing as a promo boy at a supermarket.
The airing of Deal or No Deal—Around the World Philippines on NBC in the USA last May 5 allowed millions of Americans to see how their hit game show is played the Kapamilya way. It marks the kick-off for ABS-CBN's "Panalo Bawat Pilipino" campaign, which aims to show how the Kapamilya Network's game shows have entertained viewers and improved people's lives through the years.
ABS-CBN Business Unit Head Alou Almaden said, "Being part of the world tour series is not only a testament to the creativity and ingenuity of the ABS-CBN production, but it is also an honor for the Philippines as it shows our capability in producing a world-class TV program."
Host Howie Mandel and Endemol USA marveled at how our lovely 26K girls strut gracefully while bringing their briefcases forward, and the party atmosphere created by the lively, enthusiastic Pinoy audience who cheered and danced when briefcases containing low prizes were eliminated.
"Here in the Philippines, the people party!" exclaimed Howie during the taping of the special episode held at the ABS-CBN studio last April 24. The Philippines is one of three countries chosen to be part of the show's world tour.