via press release:


Two Semi-Finalists from Each Participating Market Will Be Flown to Los Angeles; One of The Two Is Guaranteed to Make a Deal on the Show

Pittsburgh, Dallas, Minneapolis, New York and Detroit Are the First Markets to Participate

CBS’s LET’S MAKE A DEAL is kicking off its first-annual open casting call for contestants in cities across the United States beginning Saturday, August 27. LET’S MAKE A DEAL will interview contestant hopefuls in the vicinity of Pittsburgh, Dallas, Minneapolis, New York and Detroit for 30 seconds to hear why they want to be a contestant. Two participants will be selected from each location to fly to Los Angeles and attend a taping of the legendary game show, starting in Fall 2011. One of the two semi-finalists will be guaranteed to “make a deal” with host Wayne Brady.

Following is the schedule for contestant searches:

Saturday, August 27: Pittsburgh KDKA-TV
Pittsburgh Renaissance Festival 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM
112 Renaissance Lane
West Newton, PA 15089

Saturday, September 17: Minneapolis WCCO-TV
Minnesota Renaissance Faire 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
169 & Highway 41
Shakopee, MN 55379

Friday, September 23: Detroit WWJ-TV
Michigan Renaissance Festival 3:00 PM – 7:00 PM
12600 Dixie Highway
Holly, MI 48442

Thursday, September 29: New York WCBS-TV
Empire City Casino at Yonkers Raceway 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM
810 Yonkers Ave.
Yonkers, NY 10704

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Saturday, October 1: Dallas KTVT-TV
Bankston Honda TBD
601 Waters Ridge
Lewisville, TX 75057

Additional cities will be announced in the coming weeks. All applicants must be legal U.S. residents, aged 18 and over. Official rules and upcoming schedules can be found on

LET’S MAKE A DEAL is produced by FremantleMedia North America. Mike Richards (“The Price is Right”) is the executive producer. The one-hour show is broadcast weekdays (check local listings) on the CBS Television Network.

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