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Howie Mandel's Take It All to Air in December

By October 27, 2012

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The new game show from Howie Mandel which was previously called White Elephant has a new name and scheduled air dates. The show, now called Take It All, will air on NBC in a week-long event from December 10th-14th from 9-10pm EST. Then, on Monday December 17th, there will be back-to-back episodes (at 9pm and 10pm) to wrap it all up.

The game is based on the White Elephant party game. Each contestant will choose a gift to start off with, and these gifts contain big prizes like cash, trips, and cars. The next person can choose a different gift or one that someone else has already chosen. When it gets down to two contestants standing, they each have to then decide to "Keep Mine" or "Take It All." If they both choose Keep Mine, they go home with their gifts. If one chooses Keep Mine and the other Take It All, the greedy one gets both gifts and the other one goes home empty handed. If they both opt for Take It All, they both lose it all.

It's a simple premise and you can expect all the trappings of an event program - dark set, neon lights, extra drama, etc. (That's a total guess but an educated one - I'd be happy to be wrong.) It has loads of potential to be fun though, and I really enjoy this type of holiday short-run event. I really wish they had decided to bring back Deal or No Deal for a couple of weeks, either instead of or in addition to this one.

If you're a fan of The Voice, be aware that the usual two-hour performance shows on December 10th and 17th will be shortened to one hour each.

Photo courtesy NBC


October 27, 2012 at 10:30 pm
(1) brucechristensen says:

We are a bit disappointed with the name change but we look forward to watching how they have adapted the white elephant gift exchange to the small screen.

Good luck NBC and Howie Mandel

October 28, 2012 at 9:01 pm
(2) Wayne says:

I’ll be watching the first episode, but that will be all. Just not interested in another version of DOND.

December 5, 2012 at 8:41 pm
(3) Dani says:

I just got the call for an audition in Las Vegas next Wed. Dec 12, I am so excited and pumped for this. I have never been called for an audition, this is a dream come true. Send great energy for me. Thanks.

December 6, 2012 at 9:18 am
(4) Carrie says:

That’s fantastic Dani – best of luck to you! Please let us know how it goes. :) Fingers are crossed for you!!

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