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Saget tabbed to lead 'One vs. 100'

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 8 (UPI) -- Actor Bob Saget has been chosen by NBC to be the host of its newest U.S. game show, "One vs. 100," when the network launches the series later this year.

Daily Variety reported the former "Full House" actor was chosen for the series, which is from the producers of the Howie Mandel-fronted "Deal or No Deal," not only for his former experience as a series host but for other intangibles he brings with him.

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"There's a real upside to casting someone who's done more than just host shows," Endemol USA President David Goldberg of "Deal" said of the move. "As with Howie, you get an actor and a standup in addition to someone who's hosted a show. They become a character in the show."

"One vs. 100" will offer a lone contestant a chance at up to $3 million if he or she can successfully knock off 100 audience rivals on the show.

Variety said in addition to headlining "One," the 50-year-old comedian has signed a talent-holding deal with the network to star in a 2007-08 scripted series to be produced by NBC Universal Television Studios.

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