TBS Orders More "Deal With It"
Howie Mandel-Produced Series to Return this Fall
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.
Deal With It premiered last summer and is currently averaging more than 1.5 million viewers, including 887,000 adults 18-49 for its second season. The series is produced by Howie Mandel's Alevy Productions, Roy Bank's Banca Studio and Keshet Broadcasting, in association with Lionsgate Television. Howie Mandel (Deal or No Deal, Mobbed), Roy Bank (It's Worth What?, Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader?) and Mike Marks (Mobbed) serve as executive producers. Deal With It is based on a successful format created by Keshet Broadcasting and United Studios.
TBS is basic cable's reigning champion among young adults in primetime. Available in 101 million households, TBS features original scripted comedies like Cougar Town, Ground Floor and Sullivan & Son, as well as the upcoming Angie Tribeca (working title), Your Family or Mine, Buzzy's and American Dad!, which will become a TBS original series in late 2014. TBS also features original unscripted series like King of the Nerds, Deal With It and Bam's Bad Ass Game Show, along with the upcoming CeeLo Green's The Good Life and Funniest Wins. In late night TBS, is home to the Emmy(R)-winning series CONAN, starring Conan O'Brien, and The Pete Holmes Show. The TBS lineup also includes popular contemporary comedies, such as The Big Bang Theory and Family Guy, along with blockbuster movies and championship sports.
TBS is part of Turner Broadcasting System, Inc., a Time Warner company. Turner Broadcasting creates and programs branded news; entertainment; animation and young adult; and sports media environments on television and other platforms for consumers around the world.