‘The Price Is Right’ Says ‘Come on Down’ In Its Fifth Annual Nationwide Contestant Search
via press release:
DAYTIME EMMY AWARD-WINNING GAME SHOW “THE PRICE IS RIGHT” SAYS “COME ON DOWN” IN ITS FIFTH ANNUAL NATIONWIDE CONTESTANT SEARCH
Two Semi-Finalists From Each Participating Market Will Be Flown to Los Angeles; One of The Two is Guaranteed a Spot on Contestants’ Row
Contestants Will Be Chosen From Baltimore, Miami, New York and Pittsburgh Markets
Daytime Emmy Award-winning game show THE PRICE IS RIGHT, daytime’s #1-rated series and the longest-running game show in television history, has announced participating cities and dates for its fifth annual nationwide contestant search. Those chosen will appear as contestants during the 42nd season of the game show. The contestant search, which already visited the Philadelphia area on June 25, will make stops in the Baltimore, Miami, New York and Pittsburgh markets.
In each market where a casting call is taking place, representatives from the participating local CBS owned or affiliated station will be on hand to interview and videotape contestant hopefuls who are vying for free trips to Los Angeles and guaranteed spots in the studio audience. Two participants will be selected from each market to fly to Los Angeles and attend a taping of the legendary game show, starting in fall 2013. A bidder’s spot on Contestants’ Row will be guaranteed to one of the two participants, who will learn if they are selected to “come on down” when they hear their name called during the show’s taping.
Following is the schedule for the contestant searches:
Friday, August 16 – Baltimore (WJZ-TV), 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Value City Furniture
5240 Campbell Blvd. Suite E
White Marsh, MD 21236
Sunday, August 18 – Miami (WFOR/WBFS-TV), 1:00 PM–5:00 PM
Sport of Kings Arena
901 South Federal Highway
Hallandale Beach, FL
Tuesday, August 20 – New York (WCBS-TV), 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Empire City Casino at Yonkers Raceway
810 Yonkers Avenue
Yonkers, NY 10704
Thursday, August 22 – Pittsburgh (KDKA-TV), 2:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Meadows Racetrack & Casino
210 Racetrack Road
Washington, PA 15301
Thursday, September 12 – Chicago (WBBM-TV), Time TBA
3000 South River Road
Des Plaines, Illinois 60018
All applicants must be legal U.S. residents, aged 18 and over. Official rules can be found on each individual station’s website, and upcoming schedules will be posted on www.cbs.com and www.priceisright.com.
THE PRICE IS RIGHT is hosted by Drew Carey. Produced by FremantleMedia North America, THE PRICE IS RIGHT is broadcast weekdays (11:00 AM-12:00 Noon, ET; 10:00-11:00 AM, PT) on the CBS Television Network. Mike Richards and Jennifer Mullin are executive producers.
CBS Daytime has been #1 in the daypart for 27 consecutive years, featuring a lineup that is a balance of dramas, game shows and talk. The Network’s daytime lineup includes television’s #1-rated daytime program and longest-running game show THE PRICE IS RIGHT, the #1 daytime drama THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS, daytime television’s fastest growing network talk show THE TALK as well as THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL and LET’S MAKE A DEAL.
Recently, CBS led all networks with a combined 21 wins at The 40th Annual Daytime Emmy® Awards. THE PRICE IS RIGHT won its sixth Daytime Emmy for Outstanding Game Show.