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DEAL OR NO DEAL
November 29, 2017  | By David Bianculli

GSN, 11:00 a.m. ET

 

If you’re a faithful viewer of USA’s Suits, you’re already used to seeing a performance that soon might be described, retroactively, as regal. It’s the part of Rachel Zane – which, like the part of Amy Jessup on Fox’s Fringe, has been played by a model and actress named Meghan Markle. Markle is now engaged to Prince Harry, and has announced her intention to quit acting (as did Grace Kelly when becoming Monaco’s Princess Grace) to pursue humanitarian causes. I mention all this because a decade or so ago, Markle wasn’t packing a suitcase, but carrying a briefcase – on the NBC game show Deal or No Deal, which arguably required less talent and intelligence to play than any TV game show in history. Meghan Markle was a “briefcase girl” during that show’s 2006-07 season, and GSN is repeating that season of shows currently, in the 11 a.m. ET daytime slot. Watch for her: In this photo, for example, she carries briefcase #11.

 
 
 
 
 
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