via press release:



Two Semi-Finalists from Each Participating Market Will Be Flown to Los Angeles; One of The Two is Guaranteed to be on Contestants’ Row

San Francisco, Philadelphia, New York and Pittsburgh Are the First Markets Announced to Participate


THE PRICE IS RIGHT is kicking off its annual casting call for contestants to appear during the 40th season of the game show.  Once again, contestant searches will be taking place in and around cities across the United States beginning Saturday, July 23.  Representatives from each participating local CBS-owned and affiliate station will be on hand to interview and videotape contestant hopefuls vying for free trips to Los Angeles, with 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 2011.  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.

The first markets confirmed to host searches include San Francisco, Philadelphia, New York and Pittsburgh, with additional markets to be announced in the coming weeks.

Following is the schedule for contestant searches:

Saturday, July 23        San Francisco              KPIX-TV
Black Oak Casino                                           11:00 AM – 2:00 PM
19400 Tuolumne Road North
Tuolumne, CA 95379


Friday, August 26       Philadelphia               KYW-TV
Trump Taj Mahal                                            2:00 PM – 5:00 PM
1000 Boardwalk at Virginia Avenue
Atlantic City, NJ 08401

Tuesday, August 30                New York                   WCBS-TV
Empire City Casino at Yonkers Raceway                  12:00 PM – 3:00 PM
810 Yonkers Ave.                                                                                                          Yonkers, NY 10704


Thursday, September 1           Pittsburgh                    KDKA-TV
The Meadows Racetrack and Casino                         12:00 PM – 7:00 PM
210 Racetrack Road
Washington, PA 15301

All applicants must be legal U.S. residents, aged 18 and over.  Official rules can be found on each individual station’s Web site, and upcoming schedules will be posted on  and

THE PRICE IS RIGHT, the longest-running game show in television history, 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.

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