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SEASON PREMIERE: Deal With It
Season Premiere: Deal With It - Wednesday, March 19, at 10:30 p.m. (ET/PT)
This Week's Celebrity Guests: Nick Cannon and Howie Mandel
From executive producer Howie Mandel comes a hidden-camera game show in which everyday people are secretly dared to pull a prank on their unwitting companions with no time to prepare. By agreeing to participate, the contestant must obey all instructions given through an earpiece by host Theo Von and his celebrity guest hiding in a secret control room nearby. These unsuspecting members of the public will be tasked with pulling off some of the most ridiculous behavior ever caught on camera for the opportunity to win cash prizes...if they can deal with it!
ADDITIONAL NOTES: completed airing its second season on 12/19/14; has yet to be renewed for a third season
DESCRIPTION: (from TBS's press release, May 2014) TBS has extended the second season of Deal With It, adding 10 episodes to the hidden-camera competition series, which returns this fall. The series from executive producer Howie Mandel and hosted by Theo Von (Primetime in No Time, Last Comic Standing, The Half Hours) currently airing Wednesdays at 10:30 p.m. (ET/PT), puts a unique spin on friendly dares by giving them the ultimate twist. In each episode of Deal With It, members of the public are secretly recruited to pull a prank on their unwitting companions with absolutely no time to prepare. If they agree to participate, they must obey all instructions given through an earpiece from a secret control room nearby. With the opportunity to prank their way to cash and prizes, these everyday people are shown no mercy as they are tasked with pulling off some of the most ridiculous behavior ever caught on hidden camera. Theo is joined each week by guest celebrities and comedians, who help pull the over-the-top pranks on an unsuspecting public. Among the guest stars who lined up to participate in the show during its first season were Joan and Melissa Rivers (Fashion Police), Adam Carolla (The Adam Carolla Show), Bobby Lee (MADtv) and Josh Gad (1600 Penn, Love and Other Drugs). The roster for season two includes Kelly Osbourne (Fashion Police), Nick Cannon (America's Got Talent), Kendall and Kylie Jenner (Keeping Up with the Kardashians), Arsenio Hall (The Arsenio Hall Show), Bill Engvall (Blue Collar Comedy Tour, The Bill Engvall Show), Kevin Nealon (Weeds), Alex Mandel (Killer Holiday) and WWE competitor Chris Jericho, along with comedy superstars Bob Saget, Tom Green, Orlando Jones and Moshe Kasher. In addition, executive producer Howie Mandel has made several appearances on the show.