Fill out a Deal or No Deal application to become a contestant on this hit game show. Starting in 2009, Deal or No Deal moved from a primetime slot to a five-day syndicated format. Filmed in Connecticut, the producers frequently take applications from enthusiastic people who wish to appear on the game show.
Go to the Web site of the show's parent company, Endemol, and fill out the application. At endemolusa.tv/casting/, you'll find a simple online application that asks a series of questions. Besides the basics of name, address and when you will be in Connecticut, the application asks questions about your life. For example, "What is the luckiest thing that's happened to you," "Tell an embarrassing story about yourself" and "Do you have a good luck charm?" Other questions include places to fill in the applicant's occupational information and the names of their support group. Once you think up your answers and write them down, you can select a SUBMIT button, and the application is sent to producers.
In order to submit a valid Deal or No Deal application, you must meet certain requirements. Applicants must be at least 18 years old and legally reside in the United States. Applicants can't be candidates for public office, nor can they run for public office within 1 year after the TV appearance. Applicants cannot be employed by companies connected with Deal or No Deal, such as NBC. The producers will evaluate any connections that a potential contestant may have with the company, vendors and distributors for impropriety.
When an application is selected, the applicant is invited to interview and audition for producers. The producers decide which of the applicants will move on to become finalists. In the daytime version of the show, possible contestants hold the cases rather than the famous Deal or No Deal Models. Note that you are not guaranteed to appear on the show just because you submitted an application. Applicants must wait for communication from the show's producers before moving on to the next step in the process.