Thanks in large part to its digital media and film production tax credit program, Connecticut will now be the new home of the syndicated daily game show “Deal or No Deal”, hosted by Howie Mandel. On April 30th, Governor M. Jodi Rell’s office announced that Endemol USA and their production partner NBC Universal Domestic TV Distribution signed a lease with the Studios of Sonalysts Inc. in Waterford, located in the southeastern area of the state. The announcement comes a month and a half after it was revealed that “The Jerry Springer Show” will be moving from its current home in Chicago, to the new production studio at the Rich Forum Theater in Stamford. The deal would also bring the talk shows “Maury,” hosted by Maury Povich, and “The Steve Wilkos Show,” hosted by the former security director of “Springer,” from their current homes in New York City to the Connecticut shoreline. This news has not been without controversy, as a nearby church is planning on discussing a plan to halt the move with their lawyers, after fielding complaints from parishioners that the show does not represent the values of the community. The move should be taking place sometime this summer. For more information, visit the Connecticut Commission on Culture and Tourism Film Division.