Deal or No Deal is finally being moved to 5pm, after a stellar run as the lead-in to Seven News. As previously tipped, Seven News at 4 will now run for 1 hour rather than 90 minutes.
The Seven-devised new game show sees three contestants face off in general knowledge questions, with the winner earning a place in the nightly jackpot round. Seven indicates the a jackpot “eventually rises to a magical, life-changing $1,000,000.”
“It’s a brilliant block of programming and we’re incredibly excited,” says Seven’s Network Director of Production, Brad Lyons. “Million Dollar Minute is a test of knowledge as well as a test of nerves. There’s a huge pot of prize money up for grabs. Plus we’ve got a quizmaster in Grant who is loads of fun, razor-sharp and we know that audiences just love him.”
Denyer adds, “This is a great new challenge for me as I have never hosted a quiz show before. And it’s not your usual quiz show – it’s fast-paced with quick-fire questions and people at home can play along putting their own general knowledge to the test.”
The risk for Seven in moving Deal or No Deal is huge, particularly if Million Dollar Minute does not fire. But Seven had to act to address its News lead-in. Deal is likely to play out until the rest of the year, but it isn’t clear if it will ever resume production.