Joe Manganiello, widely known for his roles in hit series like True Blood, is taking a new step into the world of unscripted television. Manganiello has been selected as the host for “Deal or No Deal Island,” an intriguing spinoff of the beloved entertainment format.
NBC revives ‘Deal or No Deal Island’: Contestants Battle for Cash on Private Island
NBC’s “Deal or No Deal Island” takes 13 contestants to the Banker’s private island, competing for cash prizes. Originally hosted by Howie Mandel, who also produces, the show is based on a Dutch format. It ran on NBC from 2005 to 2009, returned for a 2018 holiday special, and had original episodes on CNBC.
Produced by Endemol Shine North America, the series has executive producers Matt Kunitz, Matt Apps, Sarah Happel Jackson, Sharon Levy, DJ Nurre, Viki Cacciatore, Sean Loughlin, and Mandel.
NBCUniversal EVP Corie Henson Highlights Joe Manganiello as Perfect Host for ‘Deal or No Deal Island’
NBCUniversal Entertainment’s EVP, Corie Henson, expressed that the show’s host needed to be charming, humorous, and good-looking, making Joe Manganiello the ideal choice.
“He loves all kinds of games, lives for adventure and isn’t afraid to stare down a snake or two to help players win a life-changing payday and, hopefully, beat the Banker at his own game.”Corie Henson
Additionally, fans can look forward to Manganiello’s upcoming film roles in “The Kill Room” and “Nonnas.”