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Bill Cullen (1956–1965)
Bob Barker (1972–2007)
Drew Carey (2007–present)
Ricki Lake (
Gameshow Marathon, 2006) Syndicated:
Dennis James (1972–1977)
Bob Barker (1977–1980)
Tom Kennedy (1985–1986)
Mark Kriski (1993)
Doug Davidson (1994–1995)
Substitute Hosts
1956-1965 versions:
Sonny Fox (1957)
Merv Griffin (1959)
Don Pardo (1959, 1962)
Jack Narz (1960)
Arlene Francis (1961)
Robert Q. Lewis (1963)
Bob Kennedy
Sam Levenson
Johnny Gilbert (1964)
Jack Clark (1965)
1972-present versions:
Dennis James (1974)
Kathy Kinney as "Mimi Bobeck" (04/01/2010)
Craig Ferguson (4/1/2014)
|Don Pardo (NBC)|
Johnny Gilbert (ABC)
Johnny Olson (1972–1985)
Rod Roddy (1986–2003)
Burton Richardson (1994–1995, nighttime)
Rich Fields (2004–2010)
George Gray (2011–present)
Substitute Announcers
|Gene Wood (1985)|
Bob Hilton (1986)
Rich Jeffries (1986)
Burton Richardson (2001–2004, 12/22/2006)
Randy West (2003–2004)
Don Bishop (2004)
Roger Rose (2004)
Art Sanders (2004)
Daniel Rosen (2004)
Jim Thornton (2004)
JD Roberto (2010)
Jeff Davis (2010)
Brad Sherwood (2010)
David H. Lawrence XVII (2010–2011)
Shadoe Stevens (4/1/2014)
Broadcast (Network)
NBC Primetime: 9/23/1957 – 9/6/1963
ABC Daytime: 9/9/1963 – 9/3/1965
ABC Primetime: 9/18/1963 - 9/11/1964
Gameshow Marathon)
Broadcast (Syndicated)
Daily: 9/12/1994 – 1/27/1995
|Mark Goodson-Bill Todman Productions (1956–1984)|
Mark Goodson Productions (1984–1994)
All American Television (1994–1998)
Pearson Television (1998–2002)
(Fremantle) Media North America (2002-present)
|Viacom Enterprises (1972–1980)|
Television Program Source (1985–1986)
Paramount Television (1994–1995)
* (sometimes formerly called as The Price is Right* *in daytime or* **The New Price is Right** *in syndication as well) is an ultra-successful game show based on pricing and values. Its success can be from the fact that about 4 to 8 contestants are picked right from the studio audience under the call to "COME ON DOWN!" (courtesy of the announcer) as well as the numerous mini games (mainly called pricing games) played for cash and prizes.* **The Nighttime Price is Right**
## The Models[]
 Original Version[]
- Beverly Bentley
- June Ferguson
- Maryann James
- Gail Sheldon
- Carolyn Stroupe
- Toni Wallace
 Current Version[]
- Manuela Arbeláez
- Misty Atkinson
- Brooke Boisse
- Kathleen Bradley

- Starr Campbell
- Lanisha Cole
- Ashley Coleman
- Tami Donaldson
- Zubaydah Donaldson
- Phire Dawson
- Chantel Dubay
- Jennifer England
- Anitra Ford
- Alexis Gaube
- Lisa Gleave
- Jesse Golden
- Ashley Guerrero
- Teri Harrison
- Holly Hallstrom
- Shawnae Jebbia
- Pennelope Jimenez
- Claudia Jordan
- Lauren Jones
- Heather Kozar
- Amber Lancaster
- Mercedes Luna
- Cindy Margolis
- Kristal Marshall
- Jennifer Mosley Ryen
- Tamiko Nash
- Gena Lee Nolin
- James O'Halloran
- Melissa Ordway
- Gwendolyn Osborne-Smith
- Dian Parkinson
- Janice Pennington
- Rebecca Mary Pribonic
- Rachel Reynolds
- Stephanie Leigh Schlund
- Brandi Sherwood
- Candace Smith
- Shane Stirling
- Aly Sutton
- Gabrielle Tuite
- Mylinda Tov
- Erika Valdez
- Sonia Vera
- Ute Werner
- Rob Wilson
- Natasha Yi
- Nikki Zeno
- Nikki Ziering
- Kathy Kinney as "Mimi Bobeck" (4/1/2009)
ADDITIONAL NOTE: A few of the models from
*Price* were also models on the original NBC primetime version of *Deal or No Deal* as well (ex: Lanisha Cole, Lisa Gleave, Claudia Jordan, Mylinda Tov, Sonia Vera, Kristal Marshall, and Enya Flack) from 2005 until 2009

 Sub Models[]
- Kyle Aletter
- Tiffany Coyne
- Sharon Friem
- Daniel Goddard
 1994 Nighttime Models[]
## 1956-1964's Version Gameplay[]
On the original version of
*The Price Is Right*, four contestants – one a returning champion, the other three chosen from the studio audience – bid on items or ensembles of items in an auction-style format

A prize was presented for the contestants to bid on. A minimum bid was specified. After the opening bid, contestants bid on the item in turn with each successive bid a certain amount higher than the previous bid. A contestant could freeze his/her current bid instead of increasing it if he/she believed his/her bid was close enough to win. A later rule allowed contestants, on their opening bid only, to "underbid" the other bids, but this automatically froze their bid and prevented them from later increasing the original bid. Some rounds were designated as one-bid rounds, where only one round of bidding was held (this is the format used on the current version of
*The Price is Right sometimes the minimum-bid and higher-bid threshold rules also were waived

The bidding continued until a buzzer sounded, at which point each contestant who had not yet "frozen" was given one final bid. Bidding also ended when three of the contestants had frozen, at which point the fourth contestant was allowed one final bid unless he/she already had the high bid. Cullen then read the actual retail price of the prize. The contestant whose bid was closest without going over the actual price won the item. If everyone overbid, the prize was not won; however, Cullen sometimes had the overbids erased and instructed players to give lower bids before reading the actual price (similar to what is done on the current CBS version and its syndicated spinoffs)

Frequently, a bell rang after the winner was revealed, indicating a bonus prize accompanied the item up for bids. While this was typically an additional prize, a bonus game often accompanied the prize (e.g. a tune-matching game, where a clip of a well-known song was played and the contestant matched it with a face for a cash bonus)

After a set number of rounds (four on the nighttime version, six on the daytime version), the contestant who accumulated the highest value in cash and prizes became the champion and returned on the next show

 Celebrity Contestants[]
During the ABC run of the show, Celebrities came on as contestants and played against the three civilian contestants (one a returning champion) while trying to win prizes for a home viewer or studio audience member. Even if they win the game, celebrities can only play for one day/night although they can come back for a future appearance. So if the celebrity did manage to win the most, then the contestant with the highest total of all the civilians came back as the champion

 Home Viewer "Showcases
*The Price Is Right* frequently featured a home viewer "Showcase," a multi-prize package for which home viewers were invited to submit their bids via postcard. The viewer who was closest to the actual retail price without going over won everything in the Showcase, but one item was sometimes handmade so the viewer could not check the price of all the items. The term "Showcase" would, in time, be replaced by "sweepstakes."
Very often, home viewers were stunningly accurate with their bids, including several viewers who guessed the price correct down to the penny. In such a case, the tied contestants were informed and asked to give the price of a stated item; this continued until one of the contestants broke the tie (re-ties and all-overbids were thrown out). The Showcases remain in today's CBS version (including the phrase "This Showcase can be yours
*if* *The Price is Right while Home Viewer Showcases were done for a time in the 1980s (including to-the-penny guesses)

While many of the prizes on the original
*Price Is Right* were normal, standard game show fare (e.g., furniture, appliances, home electronics, furs, trips, and cars), there were many instances of outlandish prizes being offered. This was particularly true of the nighttime version, which had a larger prize budget

- A 1926 Rolls-Royce with chauffeur
- A Ferris wheel
- Shares of corporate stock
- An island in the St. Lawrence Seaway

Sometimes, large amounts of food (such as a mile of hot dogs along with buns and enough condiments (perhaps to go with a barbecue pit)) were offered as the bonus

Other examples of outlandish or "exceptionally unique" bonus prizes:
- Accompanying a color TV, a live peacock (a play on the NBC logo) to serve as a "color guide."
- Accompanying a barbecue pit and the usual accessories, a live Angus steer

- Accompanying a prize package of items needed to throw a backyard party, big band legend Woody Herman and His Orchestra

- Accompanying a raccoon coat worth $29.95, a sable coat valued at $23,000

- A bonus prize of a 16x32' in-ground swimming pool, installed in the winner's back yard in one day

- A bonus prize of a trip to Israel to appear as an extra in the 1960 film
Exodus. (Both offered on the January 13, 1960 airing.)
In the early 1960s, the dynamic of the national economy was such that the nighttime show could offer homes in new subdivisions (sometimes fully furnished) as prizes, sometimes with truly suspenseful bidding among the contestants. In the last two seasons of the nighttime run, the series gave away small business franchises (like a take-out fried chicken establishment or a mobile dry-cleaning operation). In some events, the outlandish prizes were merely for show; for instance, contestants may bid on the original retail price for a 1920s car, but would instead win a more contemporary model

## Current Version Gameplay[]
 One Bid[]
One Bid is a qualifying game, played with four contestants standing at the foot of the stage ("Contestants' Row A prize is shown and each player gives a bid for the item. Contestants bid in dollars and not cents (as the retail prices are rounded off to the nearest dollar) and may not bid the same amount as any player bid previously for that item. The contestant who bids closest to the actual retail price of the prize, without going over, wins the prize and advances on to the stage for an individual pricing game. A contestant that bids the exact price also receives a cash bonus ($100 from May 23, 1977 to November 9, 1998 and $500 starting on November 10, 1998). If all four contestants overbid, they all must bid again, lower than the lowest bid. Four initial contestants are chosen from the audience at the start of the show to play the first One Bid round and bid in order from left to right; before each subsequent One Bid round, a new contestant is chosen from the audience to replace the previous winner (new contestants always bid first)

 The Contestants Row Podiums[]
*The Price is Right* started as a half-hour show, all four podiums were orange and the contestants' bids were in egg-crate displays, with a Goodson-Todman asterisk on the left (similar to the star on the left on the original version) to indicate the winning bid (both the bid and the asterisk would flash upon the ARP reveal). Starting in 1975, just before *The Price is Right* expanded to an hour, the podiums appeared in different colors and in this order: red, green, orange and sky blue; plus the bids were/are now in sports-type display. The colors of the second and fourth podiums switched in 1981. Starting from the airdate of January 30, 2002 in the Daytime Series and the the 30th Anniversary Special, the color of the second podium changed from sky blue to blue; starting with the airdate of January 31, 2003 in the Daytime Series and with the first *Million Dollar Spectacular,* the color of the third podium changed from orange to yellow and has stayed there ever since. For Seasons 36-37, the colors all became a brighter screen from a previous normal screen. Since Season 38, Contestants’ Row is made up of LCD monitors, but the familiar SportsType display remains; plus, the screens can now hold five digits (before this, the screens held four) and also the brighter colors were changed back to its normal colors. Starting in season 40, the frame borders around the displays were removed. Also on special shows, special animations and symbols are showing on the monitors in place of the regular colors; when the bids are entered, the animation/symbol is removed, revealing each podium's normal colors. The contestants row was overhauled massively starting in October 2020. Due to COVID-19, an audience was no longer viable. The row was changed to four separate podiums the contestants stand at, and contestants are now pre-selected. The value on the podium not only flashes, but the $ also sparkles for the winner

 Pricing Games[]
Each winner of the six One Bid rounds is called onto the stage to play a pricing game to play for 1 prize, multiple prizes valued at least several thousand dollars, or a cash prize

 List of Pricing Games[]
Here is a list of all the pricing games played on
*The Price is Right*

- Any Number
- Balance Game (2)
- Bargain Game (formerly called Barker's Bargain Bar)
- Bonkers
- Bonus Game
- Bullseye (2)
- (The New) Card Game
- Check Game (formerly called
Blank Check)+
- Check-Out
- Cliff Hangers
- Clock Game
- Coming or Going
- Cover Up
- Danger Price
- Dice Game (once called "Deluxe" Dice Game during the 1980s for five-digit priced cars)
- Do The Math
- Double Cross
- Double Prices
- Easy as 1 2 3
- 5 Price Tags
- Flip Flop
- Freeze Frame
- Gas Money
- Golden Road
- Grand Game
- Gridlock!
- Grocery Game
- 1/2 Off
- Hi-Lo
-in One (or Two)
- Hot Seat
- It's in the Bag
- Let 'em Roll
- Line 'em Up
- Lucky $even
- Magic #
- Make Your Move
- Master Key
- Money Game (once called "Big" Money Game in the 1980s for five-digit priced cars)
- More or Less
- Most Expensive
- Now or Then (formerly Now And Then)
- One Away
- 1 Right Price
- 1 Wrong Price
- Pass the Buck
- Pathfinder
- Pay The Rent
- Pick-a-Number
- Pick-a-Pair
- Plinko
- Pocket Change
- Push Over
- Race Game
- Range Game
- Safe Crackers
- Secret "X"
- Shell Game
- Shopping Spree
- Side by Side
- Spelling Bee
- Squeeze Play
- Stack the Deck
- Swap Meet
- Switch?
- Switcheroo
- Take Two
- Temptation
- Ten Chances
- That's Too Much!
- 3 Strikes (once called "3 Strikes +" in the mid-'80s & early '90s for five-digit-priced cars)
- Time is Money
- To the Penny
- Triple Play
- 2 for the Price of 1
- Vend-O-Price
- Add 'em Up
- Back to '72 (a limited-time pricing game only for the 2021-22 season)
- Balance Game (1)
- Barker's Marker$ (also called
Make Your Markon Carey and Davidson versions)
- Bullseye (1)+
- Bump
- Buy or Sell
- Clearance Sale
- Credit Card
- Double Bullseye +
- Double Digits
- Finish Line
- Fortune Hunter
- Gallery Game
- Give or Keep
- Hit Me
- Hurdles
- It's Optional
- Joker
- Mystery Price
- On The Nose
- On the Spot
- Penny Ante
- The Phone Home Game
- Poker Game
- Professor Price
- Shower Game
- Split Decision
- Step Up
- Super Ball!!
- Super Saver
- Telephone Game
- Trader Bob
- Walk of Fame
- As of 2009, when winning a brand new car, the contestant also receive a license plate frame saying that this contestant won that car on the show. It also has a "Winner" card contained

- At one time due to the difficulty of playing and lack of winners,

Bullseye (1)switched to two-player mode, hence the name Double Bullseye.This particular format found its way to the Australian version for the Showcase round. Blank Checkwas renamed Check Gamedue to a lawsuit by Jack Barry Productions because the company produced a game show with that name. Check Game made its return on June 20, 2013, with a refurbished prop

For more information on these pricing games, visit the List of Pricing Games page on Wikipedia. You can also visit The Price Is Right Wiki. Or if you want to see how pricing games changed over time click here

There are currently 73 pricing games in rotation. Regardless of whether or not the pricing game is won, all One-Bid winners advance automatically to the Showcase Showdown, which occurs twice in each hour-long episode, after every three pricing games. Before the expansion to 60-minute episodes, during the first two nighttime versions and some late 1980s-early 1990s cut-down daytime episodes (due to the Pillsbury Bake-Off), each 30-minute episode featured only three One-Bids, each followed by a pricing game. After three pricing games had been played, the two on-stage contestants with the greatest winningsoff in the Showcase

 Showcase Showdown[]
This has been used since the show expanded to a 60-minute format in 1975, and only in 60-minute formats. The Showcase Showdown determines which contestants will compete in the Showcases at the end of the show. There are two Showcase Showdowns in each episode, one each after every three pricing games. Each Showcase Showdown features the three contestants who played the preceding three pricing games

Each contestant spins a large wheel which is segmented and marked with values from five cents to a dollar, in increments of five cents. The wheel must make one complete downward revolution for the spin to qualify and the contestant will be booed by the audience and must spin again if the spin fails to do so. Disabled contestants or those otherwise unable to make a qualifying spin are generally assisted by either a family member/friend or the host

The winner of each Showdown is the contestant who spins the highest value closest to one dollar in one spin or a total of two spins without exceeding one dollar. A contestant whose score totals more than $1.00 is eliminated from the game. In the event the first two contestants go over $1.00, the third contestant automatically advances to the showcase but will spin once to see if they can get $1.00

A total of exactly one dollar wins $1,000 and also earns a bonus spin (since November 29, 1978) for a potential bonus cash prize. For the bonus spin, the contestant must get the wheel all the way around or the spin is void and they do not get another spin. If the wheel does go all the way around and it stops on a bonus space, the contestant wins a bonus cash prize. If it's either of the two green bonus spaces (5¢ and 15 the contestant wins a small bonus cash prize. If it's the red bonus space ($1,00), the contestant wins a large bonus cash prize. From November 29, 1978 to the end of Season 36, the small bonus cash prize was $5,000 and the large bonus cash prize was $10,000. Since Season 37, the bonus cash prizes have increased to $10,000 for the small bonus cash prize and $25,000 for the large bonus cash prize

The two Showdown winners in each show compete in the Showcase following the second Showdown. In the event of a tie, a spin-off is held in which each of the tied contestants is given one spin. The contestant with the highest value advances to the Showcase. If a contestant spins $1.00 in their spin-off spin, they still get $1,000 and a bonus spin. If the tie happens to be between multiple players who scored $1.00, each player's bonus spin also counts as their spin-off. This is disadvantageous for the contestants since two of the three prize-awarding spaces ($0.05 and $0.15) also happen to be two of the threetie-breaking spaces. Contestants who participate in bonus spin-offs and don't get the wheel all the way around are allowed to spin again but without the addition of any more bonus money. If the spin-off contestants tie in terms of the prize-awarding spaces, another spin-off is played but without any bonus money at stake

While the wheel can be spun both upwards
**and** downwards (as at least three contestants have tried to spin it "upwards only downward spins count

*The Price Is Right LIVE!*The episode aired on October 2, 2008

NOTE: On its sister show
*Let's Make a Deal* (Brady) it had a smaller replica of the Big Wheel from *Price* as part of "Mash-Up Week" on March 27, 2020

 The Showcases[]
The two qualifying contestants are shown a large prize package. The contestant with the larger total of cash and prizes (the "top winner") may either bid on that showcase or pass it to their opponent (the "runner-up A second prize package is then shown and whichever contestant has not yet bid must bid on that showcase. Unlike the One-Bid, one player may bid the same bid as the other, as they are each bidding on separate prize packages

The contestant who bids closer to the combined "actual retail price" of the items in their showcase without going over wins that showcase. If both contestants bid higher than the actual price of their showcases, referred to as a "double overbid," they both lose. If the winning contestant bids within $250 of the price of his/her showcase, he/she wins both showcases. This rule was introduced on April 18, 1974 for a winner whose bid was "less than $100" under the price; the threshold was raised to "$250 or less" starting with the Season 27 premiere in 1998

If both contestants bid exactly right, they both win both showcases (which has yet to happen). The nighttime syndicated shows had no such rule

In 60-minute episodes, the Showcase participants are the winners of the two Showcase Showdowns. In the 30-minute format, the top two winners from the pricing games automatically advanced to the Showcase. Some showcases will contain a "Priceless Bonus" prize; when that happens, the contestant bidding on the showcase will be reminded not to include that prize in their bid

Used sometime between late 1974 and early 1975. The showcase had three categories of prizes, each with three prizes in it. The contestant randomly had to choose one prize from each category, and those prizes were then presented as the contestant's showcase. This wasn't used much, most likely because there were 27 combinations of showcases and they would have to get the prizes to the big doors quickly

 The Showcase Podiums[]
**Bob Barker's Tenure** **Drew Carey's Tenure**
 Customized Showcase Podiums (Carey only
**Halloween** **Mass Wedding** **Decades Week** **AprilDay** TBT** **9000 Episode** **Season 50**
The font styles used for Double Showcase Winners were "Tonight," "Kingpin" (the font used in More or Less), "Vag Rounded BT" and "Pricedown."
## Special Shows/Weeks[]
Since Carey took over, special shows were produced honoring a theme (such as teachers, nurses, or the military). Some shows started featuring teams playing. Three particular weeks of shows have been done and we go into greater detail here

 Celebrity Week[]
For the first week of 2012, the week of February 18-22, 2013, and the week of February 20-24, 2017,
*The Price is Right* held a special Celebrity Week in which five celebrities (one for each week) appear. Their job is to help the contestants win their pricing games and whatever the contestants win, the celebrities receive the value of the prize(s) for their favorite charities. Also, the celebrity of the day will spin the Big Wheel during the second Showcase Showdown and whatever the star landed on will have two zeroes added to it at the end and turned into dollars. And finally, the celebrity of the day will help present the two Showcases of that day

Here are the celebrities that appeared in the first Celebrity Week:
|Days of the Week
Total Amount Won
|Snoop Dogg||Snoop Youth Football League72,585|
|Jenny McCarthy||Generation Rescue45,607|
|Neil Patrick Harris||The Noreen Fraser Foundation65,238.40|
|Chris Daughtry||Alzheimer's Association22,070|
|Heidi Klum||Unicef30,034|
Here are the celebrities that appeared in the second Celebrity Week:
|Days of the Week
Total Amount Won
|Nick Lachey & Drew Lachey||Camp Joy62,688|
|NeNe Leakes||Saving Our Daughters77,714|
|Sharon Osbourne||The Sharon Osbourne ColonProgram62,793|
|Charles Barkley||The Mustard Seed School67,633|
|Demi Lovato||Free the Children48,532|
Here are the celebrities that appeared in the third Celebrity Week:
|Days of the Week
Total Amount Won
|Jack Black||Society of Women Engineers73,513|
|Wilmer Valderrama||Voto Latino83,596|
|Jane Lynch||Direct Relief49,112|
|Julie Bowen||Planned Parenthood44,228|
|Chris O'Donnell||RedF41,739.32|
 Big Money Week[]
For various weeks since 2013, one game during each show was played for an extravagant prize, such as higher cash prizes or a luxury car

For the first BMW (April 22-26, 2013), the games were:
|Day of the Week||Pricing Game||Prize||Actual Retail Price||Outcome|
|Monday||Pay the Rent100,000||Won|
|Wednesday||3 Strikes||Ferrari 458 Spyder285,716||Loss|
|Thursday||Grand Game100,000||Loss|
The second (October 14-18, 2013) featured these games, with $500,000 Plinko retained ($2,000 was won):
|Day of the Week||Pricing Game||Prize||Actual Retail Price||Outcome|
|Monday Off100,000||Won|
|Tuesday||Triple Play||Audi, Range Rover and Corvette46,595
|Wednesday||Cliff Hangers250,000||Won|
|Thursday||Golden Road||Bentley Continental GT189,565||Loss|
The third (November 10-14, 2014) featured these games, with $100,000 Grand Game retained ($100,000 was won):
|Day of the Week||Pricing Game||Prize||Actual Retail Price||Outcome|
|Tuesday||It's in the Bag80,000||Loss|
|Wednesday||Grand Game100,000||Won|
|Thursday||Time is Money200,000||Loss|
The fourth (October 12-16, 2015) featured these games, plus each player who won their game also won $5,000, and $1 in the bonus spin on the wheel won $50,000. $100,000 Grand Game was once again retained ($1,000 was won), as was $250,000($1,000 was won) & $1,000,000 Plinko ($2,100 was won):
|Day of the Week||Pricing Game||Prize||Actual Retail Price||Outcome|
|Monday||Shell Game100,000||Won|
|Wednesday||Grand Game100,000||Loss|
|Friday||Safe Crackers10,00015,970||Won|
|Let 'Em Roll100,000||Won|

The fifth (October 24-18, 2016) featured these games, plus $5,000 for a perfect bid, and tying into the show's 45th Anniversary, getting 45 in a Bonus Spin in the Showcase Showdown won $45,000. $100,000 1/2 Off was retained ($100,000 was won), as was Million Dollar Plinko (with the increased outer slots [$500-$1,000-$2,500] from the 2016 Summer Primetime Specials, $1,000 was won), and $250,000 Cliffhangers ($210,000 was won). Plus, the final show of the week saw all six games played for cash

|Day of the Week||Pricing Game||Prize||Actual Retail Price||Outcome|
|Monday Off100,000||Won|
|Dice Game40,000 and a car15,365||Loss|
|Tuesday||Race Game10,000 and four prizes16,313 (combined total of $4,720 for 6Prs Christian Louboutin Shoes, $5,995 for Stern
Star Trek Pinball Machine, $2,200 for 27" Dell Touchscreen Computer, and $3,398 for Samsung Washer & Dryer)
|Wednesday||Hole in One (or Two100,000||Loss|
|Bonkers30,000 and the prize8,305||Loss|
|Thursday||Range Game10,000 and the prize11,834||Loss|
|Hot Seat100,000 and the five prizes||Bailout|
|Grand Game20,000||Loss|
|Secret X15,000||Won|
|Cliff Hangers250,000||Won|
The sixth (February 19-23, 2018) doubled the money on the wheel and retained the $5,000 bonus for a pricing game win, along with $200,000 Time is Money ($0 was won), $1,000,000 Plinko ($5,000 was won), $250,000($2,500 was won) and $20,000 Grand Game ($20,000 was won). Thursday was an all-cash show, while Friday gave all pricing game winners a check for the amount of the prize

|Day of the Week||Pricing Game||Prize||Actual Retail Price||Outcome|
|Monday||Cliff Hangers20,000||Won|
|Time is Money200,000||Loss|
|It's in the Bag32,000||Bailout|
|Grand Game20,000||Loss|
|Thursday||Spelling Bee100,000||Loss|
|Hi Lo10,000||Loss|
|½ Off20,000||Won|
|Nowor Then30,000||Loss|
|Vend O Price40,000||Loss|
|Master Key50,000||Partial Win|
|Friday||Pay the Rent200,000||Won|
The seventh (October 8-12, 2018) kept the doubled Wheel values, gave non-Big Money Game winners a check for the value of the prize, and had an all-cash show for Friday, plus these games:
|Day of the Week||Pricing Game||Prize||Actual Retail Price||Outcome|
|Monday Off51,000||Won|
|Tuesday||Hot Seat100,000||Bailout|
|Thursday||Hole in One (or Two100,000||Loss|
|Friday||Grand Game50,000||Bailout|
|Cliff Hangers20,000||Won|
|Bonus Game10,000||Loss|
|Check Out15,000||Loss|
|Pass the Buck50,000||Loss|
The eighth (October 14-18, 2019) had all non-Big Money Game wins place the value of the prizes won into a jackpot to be awarded to Showcase winners. The Big Money Games were:
|Day of the Week||Pricing Game||Prize||Actual Retail Price||Outcome|
|Tuesday||Clock Game50,000||Won|
|Thursday||Let 'Em Roll100,000||Won|

|Friday||It's in the Bag80,000||Loss|
The ninth (February 15-19, 2021) kept the jackpot feature. The Big Money Games were:
|Day of the Week||Pricing Game||Prize||Actual Retail Price||Outcome|
|Wednesday||Pass the Buck80,000||Won|
|Thursday||Shell Game100,000||Loss|
|Friday||Grand Game100,000||Won|
 Dream Car Week[]
For the weeks of November 18-22, 2013, October 13-17, 2014, February 15-19, 2016, May 15-19, 2017, May 27-31, 2019, February 17-21, 2020, February 21~25, 2022, and October 10-14, 2022, one game each day is played for a luxury car, similar to the above Big Money Week

For the first week, the games were:
|Day of the Week||Pricing Game||Prize||Actual Retail Price||Outcome|
|Monday||Temptation||Porsche 911 Carrera92,475||Bailout|
in One (or TwoBMW 640i87,516||Won|
|Wednesday||Golden Road||Mercedes-Benz SL550114,000Lost|
|Thursday||Lucky $even||Jaguar XK86,453||Lost|
|Friday||3 Strikes||Audi R8 V8 Quattro146,923||Lost|
For the second week, the games were:
|Day of the Week||Pricing Game||Prize||Actual Retail Price||Outcome|
|Monday||Lucky $even||Porsche Cayenne57,465||Won|
|Tuesday||Card Game||Range Rover Sport SE66,225||Lost|
|Wednesday||Switcheroo||Maserati Quattroporte SQ4109,430||Lost|
|Thursday||One Away||Tesla Model S79,320||Won|
|Friday||That's Too MuchAston Martin V8 Vantage RWD145,810||Lost|
For the Card Game playing, the opening bid increased to $60,000

For the third week, in which $1 in a bonus spin on the wheel won a $35,095 BMW 320i, the games were:
|Day of the Week||Pricing Game||Prize||Actual Retail Price||Outcome|
|Monday||Spelling Bee||Aston Martin Vantage120,265||Won|
|Tuesday||More or Less||Maserati Quattroporte S||N/A||Lost|
|Wednesday||Cover Up||Porsche Panamera Edition84,731||Lost|
|Thursday||Lucky $even||Tesla Model S 7082,295||Lost|
|Friday||Golden Road||Mercedes-Benz S550 4MATIC Coupe139,142||Won|
For the Spelling Bee playing, each card was worth $5,000 for a maximum total of $25,000. The BMW 320i was won once

For the fourth week, in which $1 in a bonus spin on the wheel won a Mercedes-Benz CLA 250 Coupe, the games were:
|Day of the Week||Pricing Game||Prize||Actual Retail Price||Outcome|
|Monday||Range Game||Porsche 718 Boxter59,845||Won|
|3 Strikes||BMW i8 Protonic Red159,081||Lost|
|Tuesday||Pathfinder||Range Rover Sport HSE78,142||Lost|
|Wednesday||Pocket Change||Cadillac Escalade78,612||Lost|
|Thursday||Pass The Buck||Maserati Ghibli72,850||Won|
|Friday||That's Too MuchFerrari California T206,473||Lost|

Also, the Monday show saw every game played for a car. For the Pass The Buck playing, the cash prizes increased to $10,000/$15,000/$20,000

For the fifth week, in which $1 in a bonus spin on the wheel won a Audi A3, the games were:
|Day of the Week||Pricing Game||Prize||Actual Retail Price||Overcome|
|Monday||Money Game||Range Rover Evoque SE52,690||Lost|
|One Bid||Honda Fit LX17,065||Won|
|Gas Money||Maserati GranTurismo Sport Coupe148,500||Bailout|
|Tuesday||GridlockLexus LC 500 Coupe97,950||Won|
|Wednesday||Let 'Em Roll||Jaguar F-Type S Coupe88,395||Bailout|
|Thursday||One Away||Mercedes-Benz E550 Cabriolet75,130||Lost|
|Friday||Double Prices||Nissan Frontier S King Cab23,100||Lost|
|Now or Then||2017 Mazda 6 Sport23,925||Won|
|Balance Game||2017 Kia Forte LX19,718||Loss|
|Card Game||2017 Chevy Cruze LS21,034||Won|
|Squeeze Play||Mini Cooper23,764||Lost|
|Triple Play||BMW 320i
Mercedes-Benz GLE350
Porsche 718 Boxster S
|$36,445 (last two car ARPs unknownLost|
For the sixth week, in which $1 in a bonus spin on the wheel won a Mercedes-Benz CLA 250 Coupe, the games were:
|Day of the Week||Pricing Game||Prize||Actual Retail Price||Outcome|
|Monday||Cliff Hangers||Jaguar F-Type71,948||Won|
|Tuesday||Pocket Change||Porsche 718 Boxster65,924||Lost|
|Wednesday||That's Too MuchTesla Model 3 Long Range51,700||Won|
|Thursday||5 Price Tags||Range Rover Velar R-Dynamic66,715||Lost|
|Friday||Lucky $even||2019 Nissan Frontier King Cab S 4 x 224,635||Won|
|Bargain Game||2019 Chevy Spark LS & 2019 Nissan Versa S Plus32,548||Won|
|Plinko||2019 Hyundai Accent SEL18,300||Lost|
|Pick-A-Number||2019 Kia Soul19,428||Lost|
|Vend-O-Price||2019 Jeep Compass Latitude26,340||Won|
|3 Strikes||Maserati Ghibli79,642||Lost|
Also, the Friday show saw every game played for a car

For the seventh week, in which $1 in a bonus spin on the wheel won a BMW 230i Coupe, the games were:
|Day of the Week||Pricing Game||Prize||Actual Retail Price||Outcome|
|Monday||Any Number||Maserati Ghibli81,362||Lost|
|Hi Lo||Nissan Versa S17,530||Won|
|1/2 Off||Mitsubishi Mirage ES16,125||Lost|
|Squeeze Play||Toyota Yaris Hatchback LE19,258||Won|
|One Right Price||Chevy Spark LS & Kia Rio S33,590||Lost|
|Range Game||Nissan Kicks S Crossover19,755||Won|
|Tuesday||Golden Road||Porsche 911123,000Lost|
|Wednesday||Spelling Bee||Lexus LC500100,114||Bailout|
|Thursday||5 Price Tags||Lincoln Navigator79,545||Won|
|Friday||One Away||Chevy Corvette60,795||Lost|
Also, the Monday show saw every game played for a car, including 1/2 Off (there was a car hidden in one of the boxes alongside the normal $10,000 prize)

For the eighth week, in which $1 in a bonus spin on the wheel won a Alfa Romeo Giulia Sprint, the games were:
|Day of the Week||Pricing Game||Prize||Actual Retail Price||Outcome|
|Monday||Secret 'XDiamond Black Crystal Jeep Compass Lattitude 4x229,575||Won|
|Clock Game||Currant Red Kia Forte LXS20,680||Won|
|Triple Play||2022 Mitsubishi Mirage ES
Nissan Altima S
SnowflakePearl Mazda 3 Hatchback
(last two car ARPs unknown)
|Balance Game||Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid Blue Hatchback24,670||Won|
|Switch2022 Toyota Camry SE & 2022 Kia Sportage LX53,766||Won|
|Let 'Em Roll||2022 Maserati Levante GT84,395||Bailout|
|Tuesday||Lucky Seven||2022 Dravit Gray Metallic BMW 840i94,756||Lost|
|Wednesday||Hole in One (or TwoChevy Corvette Stingray convertible 3LT98,385||Lost|
|Thursday||Rat Race||Porsche 718 Boxster78,500||Lost|
|Friday||Ten Chances||Audi e-Tron GT123,950||Won|
For the ninth week, in which $1 in a bonus spin on the wheel won a 2023 Genesis G70 Sport Prestige, the games were:
|Day of the Week||Pricing Game||Prize||Actual Retail Price||Outcome|
|Monday||Lucky Seven||2023 Porsche Macan64,735||Won|
|Pass The Buck||2022 Lexus IS 30040,370||Lost|
|Pathfinder||2023 Mini Cooper S 2dr Hardtop32,685||Won|
Ford Explorer XLT43,590||Lost|
|Bullseye||2022 Chevrolet Camaro 1LT26,895||Lost|
|Push Over||2022 Mercedes Benz GLB 25044,649||Lost|
|Wednesday||Cover Up||2023 Lincoln Corsair40,694||Lost|
|Master Key||2022 Alfa Rosso Alfa Romeo Giulia Ti47,965||Won|
|Dice Game||2022 Mercedes-Benz CLA 25043,615||Lost|
|Thursday||Golden Road||2022 Mythos Black Metallic Audi eTron Quattro Chronos Edition87,590||Lost|
|Gas Money||2022 Slate Gray Infiniti QX5053,595||Won|
|Vend-O-Price||2023 BMW X2 sDrive 28i40,700||Lost|
|Friday||1/2 Off||2022 Land Rover Range Rover50,000Won|
|That's Too Much2022 Grigio Metallic Maserati Ghibli GT86,245||Lost|
|Pocket Change||2022 Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport SE43,672||Won|
 Mash-Up Week[]
This was a special week of May 9-13, 2016 where
*The Price is Right* did a crossover with *Let's Make a Deal* (Brady) as it swapped their games, co-stars and a few other surprises along the way

The games from
*Let's Make a Deal* that appeared on *The Price is Right* during "Mash-Up Week" were:
|Game||Day & Date||Outcome|
|Car Pong||Monday, May 9, 2016500 (Won)|
|Go For a Spin||Tuesday, May 10, 2016||Lost|
|Gold Rush||Wednesday, May 11, 2016||Lost|
|Accelerator||Thursday, May 12, 2016||Car Won|
for Cash||Friday, May 13, 2016||Lost|
The special week aired again from November 18-22, 2019 with these games

|Game||Day & Date||Outcome|
|Car Pong||Monday, November 18, 20191,750 (Won)|
for Cash||Tuesday, November 19, 20195,000 (Bailout)|

|Accelerator||Wednesday, November 20, 20191,700 (Won)|
|Gold Rush||Thursday, November 21, 2019||Lost|
|Go For a Spin||Friday, November 22, 2019500 (Won)|
## Primetime Specials[]
Beginning in 1986,
*The Price is Right* had occasional prime-time specials, most having specific themes (anniversaries, colleges, spring break et al). All specials had increased budgets over the daytime shows, with potential earnings of over $100,000 at stake

 1986 Primetime Specials[]
The first specials were part of a six-week series running from August 14 to September 18, 1986 as a response to the popularity of formerly popular hit NBC sitcoms
*The Cosby Show* and *Family Ties* but were unsuccessful failures at the end. Drastic changes were made to the set: the chase lights around the doors were covered up and colored spotlights were added, the light border in the intro was removed, Bob and Rod were in tuxedos and a spotlight was used in the opening, highlighting selected contestants and shining in front of Door 2 as Bob made his entrance. Certain game props and elements were altered as well, some permanently, others only for these specials

 25th Anniversary Special[]
The 25th anniversary special aired on August 23, 1996, and, despite being an hour-long, utilized the half-hour format as the rest of the show was devoted to the airing of various clips

 30th Anniversary Special[]
*The Price is Right* went on its only road trip for its 30th anniversary, airing January 31, 2002. The show went to the Harrah's Rio Casino in Las Vegas as its showgirls introduced Barker in the opening credits instead of the models. While the basic format remained intact, controversy arose as the show underestimated the number of people who rushed to get tickets. 5,000 applied, 900 tickets were sold, and, in the chaos, one person was injured

 The Price is Right Salutes[]
In the summer of 2002, as a response to 9/11,
*The Price is Right* held a series of specials devoted to each branch of the Armed Forces and the firefighters and police. For these specials, announcing duties were shared by both Rod Roddy and Burton Richardson, as Rod was undergoing chemo at the time. Again, the overall format remained, but Plinko was played for $100,000, Grand Game for $20,000 and the Showcase Showdown awarded $100,000 for $1.00 in the bonus spin

 Bob Barker's Million Dollar Spectacular[]
The longest-lasting of the specials (2003-2007),

*The Price is Right* underwent its biggest prime-time change in 2003, as they began to offer $1,000,000 with each Showcase Showdown for hitting $1.00 in the bonus spin. Other changes included increased prizes as always, and with Million Dollar Spectaculars in 2004, offered a $1,000,000 spin to either a showcase winner (if there wasn't one in the Showcase Showdown) or a randomly selected audience member for a Double Overbid; the latter happened on May 22, 2004. However, on February 14, 2006, the rules were changed so that if a Double Overbid occurred, whoever made the smaller overbid would spin for the money. In all these cases, only the dollar would win the money as the green sections were worth nothing extra

 A Celebration of Bob Barker's 50 Years in Television[]
Airing on May 17, 2007, this served as the unofficial 35th Anniversary Special, celebrating Bob Barker's retirement from
*The Price is Right* and his 50th year in the television industry. As with the 25th Anniversary, despite being an hour-long, this show utilized the half-hour format, as the rest of the show was devoted to the airing of various clips, including the famous fight scene with Adam Sandler in *Happy Gilmore.* Adam Sandler on the show's staff is not related to the actor in any way

 Drew Carey's Million Dollar Spectacular[]
When Carey took over, the way to a million changed dramatically. Now, one randomly selected pricing game was chosen as the "Million Dollar Game," with certain conditions needing to be achieved to win or getting within $1,000 (later $500) in the Showcase to win both and $1,000,000. Three millionaires were crowned. The Showcase Showdown bonuses would be multiplied by five (see below)

Ten episodes were ordered and aired during the Writers' Guild of America strike in 2008

 Million Dollar Games[]
One Away/ Cover Up– Guess the price on the first try. Safe Crackers– A car is in the safe. If that and the other prize is won, the player could risk both prizes by dialing in the exact price of the car. Unlike normal rules, the numbers may repeat, and/or some numbers may not be in the price at all. Range Game– Played for a car. The player must not only guess the right price within the range but must also guess the exact price. Plinko– If three chips are dropped in the $20,000 slot, a Golden Chip is then put into play; dropping that in the center slot wins the million. 1/2 Off– If the $25,000 is won, the player could give it back to select one of the other boxes that have a check for the million inside it.Pick the top prize on the first punch. Switcheroo– Win all five prizes on the first try. Clock Game– Guess the prices of both prizes correctly in 10 seconds or less

 CBS Reality Show Crossovers[]
These specials aired for three consecutive nights on May 23-25, 2016 as it respectively centered around three-hit CBS reality shows:

*Survivor,* *Big Brother* and *The Amazing Race* along with the appearances of their respective hosts: Jeff Probst ( *Survivor Julie Chen ( *Big Brother*) and Phil Keoghan ( *The Amazing Race*) as theirfans played alongside past participants from their respective shows. The contestants played for cash and prizes as usual, while their partners played for charity; each contestant's winnings were matched, totaled, and donated in cash to a charity (or charities) of the celebrity's choice(s). When contestants were eliminated in the Showcase Showdown, each show's respective elimination catchphrase was used

 The Price is Right at Night[]
These series of specials aired in primetime since December 22, 2019 where it mainly focused on a celebrity playing for their favorite charities or a Holiday-themed episode could also occur as well

In celebration of the holiday season, these specials aired for two consecutive nights on December 22-23, 2019 as it respectively involved the cast of the hit military-themed drama-action series
*SEAL Team* featuring David Boreanaz, Max Thieriot, Neil Brown Jr., A.J. Buckley, Toni Trucks, Justin Melnick and Dita the Dog playing for * which provideshealth treatments for posts 9/11 veterans and their families; and actor, comedian and stoner Seth Rogen playing for his charity called Headstrong Project***Hilarity For Charity** *HFC*) which was founded by him and his wife Laura Jill Rogen which it's dedicated to raising awareness, inspiring change and accelerating process in Alzheimer's care, research, and support. Just like in the Celebrity Weeks and the Reality Show Crossover Specials, regular contestants played for cash and prizes as usual. However, when a pricing game was won, the value of the prizes won is put into an accumulating bank equaling into a cash donation to their charity. In the second Showcase Showdown, the celebrity would take one spin at the Big Wheel, with the space hit multiplied by 100 and awarded in cash (anywhere from $500 to $10,000 in $500 increments)

On January 12, 2020
[1]; it has been announced that three more primetime specials of this version will air in Spring 2020, due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, the other two specials were never produced

The 3rd special was called
*The Price is Right at Night with RuPaul* aired on May 11, 2020 and as mentioned above it featured Emmy Award-Winner, Famed Drag Queen Artist, Actor, Model and the Host/Executive Producer of the hit Logo/VH1 reality competition series *RuPaul's Drag Race* [2]RuPaul (a.k.a. RuPaul Andre Charles) as the celebrity guest playing for * where it provided much needed medical support to communities over 100 years

Planned Parenthood*
This episode also sparked controversy on social media among the many
*Price* fans due to the charity itself such as one [3]user saying "I remember former host Bob Barker always saying to get your pets spayed or neutered. Wonder what he would say about this" another user said "Goodbye to My Favorite Game Show" while some others do support the cause

On October 20, 2020
[1]; it has been announced that CBS will air six new primetime specials based on *The Price is Right* and *Let's Make a Deal*

The 4th special was called
*The Price is Right at Night: Salutes Essential Workers* aired on October 27, 2020; featuring frontline and essential workers playing classic pricing games. Also the set was upgraded due to COVID-19/Coronavirus (a.k.a the pandemic) issues, Carey sports a big greybeard and was paired up with its sister show *Let's Make a Deal* (more specifically, *Let's Make a Deal Primetime*) in fact, the current version hosted by Wayne Brady is the first and only version to have a series of primetime specials to ever air on a major broadcast network

The 5th Special was
*The Price is Right at Night with The Cast of The Neighborhood* aired on November 2, 2020 but this time playing by themselves, in support of the Boys & Girls Club of America

This was the first special to feature all celebrities as contestants

This episode aired before Election Day as of which started on November 3, 2020

The 6th Special was
*The Price is Right at Night: Holiday Special with Families* aired on December 22, 2020

On December 16, 2020, it has been announced that CBS will air three new primetime specials of
*The Price is Right* and Let's Make a Deal scheduled to air in January 2021

The 7th Special is
*The Price is Right at Night with Adam DeVine* scheduled to air on January 6, 2021 (aired out of order on January 13) with "The Righteous Gemstones" star Adam Devine as a celebrity guest playing for Children's Miracle Network

NOTE: This episode was originally postponed due to a Capitol break-in

The 8th Special of
*The Price is Right at Night Ludacris* scheduled to air on January 13, 2021 (will air out of order on January 27) with "Fast and the Furious" star (& rapper) Chris "Ludacris" Bridges as a celebrity guest playing for the Ludacris Foundation

On April 9, 2021; it was announced that two more
[1] *TPIRAN* specials will air with the first being on April 21 featuring YouTube Personality and late night talk show host of NBC's *A Little Late with Lilly Singh* named Lilly Singh as the second will be on April 28 featuring Emmy and Grammy-Award winning comedic actress Tiffany Haddish

As mentioned above, the 9th special aired on April 21, 2021 featuring YouTube personality (a.k.a. "iiSuperWomanii") & late night talk show host Lilly Singh as her represented charity is called

*Room to Read*, the non-profit helping million of kids in low-income communities become independent readers and supporting girls to complete school with the skills and confidence to follow their dreams. Additionally, Singh presented one lucky contestant with a special themed showcase

Like the Adam DeVine episode, this was originally supposed to air on January 27, 2021 but was postponed at the last minute

This was the first episode that was uploaded on the streaming service called
*Paramount+* (originally called *CBS All Access* before it)

Singh's late night talk show on NBC appropriately titled
*A Little Late with Lilly Singh* [1] had a very brief short-lived two only season run premiering on September 16, 2019 and ending on June 3, 2021. However, Singh will continue working with NBCUniversal by signing a first-look deal with Universal Television Alternative Studios to develop unscripted projects in the future

Also mentioned above, this is the 10th special airing on April 28, 2021 featuring Emmy and Grammy Awards winning comedic actress Tiffany Haddish where she represented her very own charity called the
*She Ready Foundation* which supports foster youth. Additionally, one lucky contestant will have the opportunity to win a *Tesla* in a special themed showcase presented by Haddish herself

This was to promote her reboot of the classic series once hosted by the late Art Linkletter then the now-disgraced comedian/actor Bill Cosby called
*Kids Say the Darndest Things*. When it was on ABC, it ran from October 6, 2019 until January 19, 2020 then when it moved to its original network CBS it ran from May 5 until June 23, 2021

This was the last & final primetime special to use the 2016-21 logo in its title

The 11th special of this series called
*The Price is Right at Night: Family Holiday Special* aired on December 22, 2021 where once again just like the sixth episode *Families Festive Prizes* from 2020, families come on down to the iconic stage as the play for festive prizes. In addition, it highlights pet adoption as they showcase animals who are looking for their fur-ever homes this holiday season

NOTE: This was the first "at Night" special to carry over the golden season 50 logo from the daytime version

The twelfth episode of
*The Price is Right at Night* aired on January 22, 2022 where it honors "First Responders" who are mainly firefighters, EMTs, 911 operators, police officer and other workers on the frontline

As a thank you for all these heroes who protect and serve us, the show is making a donation to the
*First Responders Children's Foundation* which provides financial support and awards scholarships to children of first responders who've been injured or have lost their lives in the line of duty

The thirteenth episode of

*The Price is Right at Night* airing on January 19, 2022 welcomes the five hosts from the currently running afternoon daytime talk show just simply called *The Talk* (i.e. Akbar Gbjabiamila, Amanda Kloots, Natalie Morales, Jerry O'Connell & Sheryl Underwood) come on down to play alongside contestants for *Feeding America*, the nation's largest hunger relief charity as contestants will compete for amazing prizes including cash, trips & cars

In the celebration of Valentine's Day, the fourteenth episode of
*The Price is Right at Night* aired on February 14, 2022 where Carey welcomes television lovebirds Justin Hartley & Sofia Pernas playing alongside an audience of fellow newlyweds as both Hartley and Pernas try to raise money for *Operation Therapy*, a new organization that provides therapy and service animals to military veterans who are suffering from post-traumatic stress

A fifteenth episode of
*The Price is Right at Night* aired on April 25, 2022 featuring Emmy Award winner Rachel Brosnahan (Miriam Maisel from *The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel*) making a guest appearance to "COME ON DOWN Brosnahan's charity was *Covenant House* where it provides young people who need shelter, food and crisis while contestants will also compete for prizes

NOTE: This was the last and final primetime special that uses the golden 50th season logo

A sixteenth episode of
*The Price is Right at Night* aired on September 30, 2022 featuring some of the actors from the hit spinoff sitcom of *The Big Bang Theory* called *Young Sheldon* named Iain Armitage (Sheldon Cooper) and Raegan Revord (Missy Cooper) [1]who play twins on the show would guest model as an audience of real twins competes for double the amazing prizes including: a tech room inspired by Armitages' Sheldon and a music room Revords' Missy would love. In addition, a trip to Texas (where the show is set) is up for grabs as well

According to this press release, an additional five primetime episodes where contestants such as super fans and grocery store workers are set to debut in the future with more details to come

This is the first special that uses the current season 51 logo in its title

This is the first special to have never use the words "at night" in its title

This is the first special to have never had celebrities play for charity

 50th Anniversary Special[]
As a celebration of its 50th year on CBS; this aired on September 30, 2021. In this special, it ran the same way as the daytime version by having six pricing games played along with two Showcase Showdowns and the Showcase. Clips of classic moments from past episodes of both the Barker and Carey eras were played when going to commercial breaks

 Pricing Games[]
Plinko Back to '72in One (or Two) Grocery Game Cliffhangers Golden Road
There was a gold light border for this primetime special

Back to '72 was the first (and last) new "limited" pricing game to be ever played in a primetime special

Golden Road was the 6th (and last) pricing game to be ever played in history

This was the first anniversary special hosted by Carey

This was the first special to have never used the words "Anniversary Special" in its title unlike the ones from 1996 and 2002 respectively, along with being the first special to carry over its current daytime logo from season 50

This was the second anniversary special to be taped at the famous Bob Barker Studio (a.k.a Studio 33), twenty-five years ago the first was for its 25th Anniversary Special in 1996 formerly hosted by Barker

*Wheel of Fortune* hostess Vannahas appeared in the special including a clip of her appearance from June 20, 1980. To make up an offer for her not making it up on stage during her first appearance 41 years ago she modeled the 6th one bid prize

## Syndicated Versions[]
Three syndicated versions of
*The Price Is Right* have aired. The first two from 1972 and 1985 respectively followed the same format as the half-hour daytime version but were intended to air on most stations in the early evening and, as such, were referred to on-air as " * The Nighttime Price is Right
 1972 Nighttime Version[]
A weekly syndicated version debuted the week after the daytime show continued to air until September 1980. It was distributed by Viacom Enterprises, which had just started as the syndication arm of CBS. When Mark Goodson devised the revival of
*Price* for the 1972–1973 season, it was intended for a nighttime broadcast under new rules for early-primetime syndication and Goodson named Dennis James to host the show (when CBS commissioned a new daily daytime version, Goodson also wanted James to host the show, but CBS wanted Barker, who was hosting *Truth or Consequences* at the time, to take it). Goodson eventually got his wish to have James host a taping day (four half-hour episodes) of the daytime show in December 1974 when Barker fell ill and was unable to participate in the episode tapings

The two versions were largely similar at the beginning, as both were called
*The New Price is Right*. Some games had rule differences because of the larger budget and less commercial time on the nighttime show; for example, for three playings in its first season, Double Prices was played for two prizes instead of one. This version retained the 1972 half-hour format for its entire run and never adopted the daytime show's Double Showcase rule, the Showcase Showdown, or the perfect bid bonus

As of Season 2, the word "New" was dropped from the show's name; thus it was titled
*The Price is Right* (as the daytime show was by the time as well), often referred to on the air as *The Nighttime Price is Right.* In most of the United States, stations carried the syndicated *Price* as one of several weekly programs aired in one of the time-slots in the hour before prime time which were created by the 1971 FCC Prime Time Access Rule

*The Nighttime Price is Right* originally had higher ratings, by 1975, they started to drop. After the fifth nighttime season in 1977, when the contract with NBC's owned and operated stations ended, James' contract was not renewed. CBS' owned and operated stations then picked the show up and the decision was made to hire Barker, whose *Truth or Consequences* was taped two years ahead and had stopped production in 1975. The series taped its 300th and final show on March 12, 1980, and was canceled after weekly syndicated game shows had fallen out of popularity in favor of daily offerings. With a run of eight seasons, it was one of the longest-running weekly syndicated game shows of the era and the longest-running regularly-scheduled prime-time version of *Price* (the 1957-1964 run was seven seasons)

 1985 Nighttime Version[]
Five years later, veteran host Tom Kennedy hosted a new daily syndicated version, which also used the traditional half-hour format and was syndicated by The Television Program Source

Like the previous syndicated series, this version had a slightly larger budget than its daily counterpart and no Showcase Showdown nor Double Showcase Rule. A perfect bid during the One-Bids originally won the contestant $100 as in the daytime show; this bonus would Later increase to $500 and be made permanent on the daytime show in 1998

This version used the same models as the daytime show as well as Johnny Olson, who, as noted above, died during the season. Unlike the daytime series, which employed a series of guest announcers until a permanent replacement was decided upon, the syndicated series brought Gene Wood in to fill in for Olson. When the daytime series decided that Rod Roddy would the permanent replacement for Olson, he took over the syndicated series from Wood as well

Like the previous nighttime show, this syndicated edition of

*Price* was intended to be aired in the Prime Time Access slots on local stations. However, local stations found themselves bombarded with game shows and other series looking for spots on stations in an increasingly crowded market. This often resulted in shows like *Price* airing anywhere that they could fit into a station's programming lineup, such as in the early morning period or late-night slots. As a consequence, the show would not be able to find its intended audience and the rating reports would reflect this. *Price* was no exception, as many of the stations that brought the series placed it in these less desirable slots and the show could not find a foothold against the popular shows of the day, such as the runaway success of the syndicated *Wheel of Fortune*

Compared to some of the other shows on the market during this period,
*Price* was a modest success, but it did not meet the very high expectations stations and producers had for the series. As a result, the show was not renewed beyond its first season. A total of 170 episodes were produced and they aired in first-run from September 9, 1985, to May 30, 1986. During the six years it held the rights to *Price*, the Kennedy version was the only one of the three syndicated versions rerun by GSN

At the time, this version was going to be paired up with the revival of
*Match Game* hosted by Gene Rayburn, but since Rayburn was committed to hosting *Break the Bank (1985)* at the time, plans for the revival fell through at the last minute and reruns of the 1979-82 daily series aired in its place instead

 1994 Nighttime Version[]

Rare, but cool, the spotlight returns from the '86 specials, but there's no price wall. Instead, we have a red curtain

Meet host Doug Davidson, Paul Williams of Y & R

A short-lived 80-episode syndicated version, referred to on-air as
* (though this was never reflected in any logos), began airing in the fall of 1994. This version featured elements never before seen on any version of The New Price is Right* *The Price Is Right*, including, among other things, the removal of Contestant's Row and the replacement of the Turntable with a video wall

Some pricing games on the 1994
*New Price is Right* were played with slight modifications to the rules as played on the daytime version. Games that usually featured grocery products were played with small prizes instead (e.g., Golden Road, Grand Game, andin One) and some games featured other experimental rule changes

Barker's Markers– The name was changed to "Make Your Mark" the single time it was played on this version of the show as Bob Barker was not the host of this version. This name was adopted on the daytime show in February 2008 after Drew Carey began hosting. Clock Game– The game was digitized, with no prop on stage for it (meaning a digital clock like on most other game shows) and the contestant was provided with a $1,000 range in which to guess the price of each prize, as a result, the game frequently used prizes with four-digit prices. On some occasions, a third prize was awarded as a bonus for winning (a rule change which was adopted on the daytime version in 2009).in One (or Two)– Small prizes were used instead of grocery items. When an item was chosen, its price was immediately revealed and then placed in line if it was higher than the previous prize chosen. On the daytime version, the price flags are arranged in line according to the contestant's choice before the prices are revealed. Magic #– This used a Double Pricesstyle prop to hold the prices of the two prizes rather than the models hold them. The Magic Numberset by the contestant playing was superimposed in between. Plinko– While the top prize remained the same at $5,000 per chip for a potential total of $25,000, two configurations of slots were utilized (one of which featured replaced the outer $100 slots with two $2,500 slots). The method of earning chips was also changed from choosing the right number in the right position to a higher/lower pricing format with smaller prizes worth up to $400.During some playings, Davidson pulled the slip out of theas soon as it was punched. The player then decided to keep the money or punch another. On the daytime show, the slips are not revealed until the contestant has made all of his or her initial punches. Safe Crackers– Instead of having the secondary prize (the one in which its price doubles as the safe's combination) inside the safe with the main prize, the secondary prize was outside the safe and talked about after the model locked the door. Superball– Instead of waiting until guessing all three small prizes before rolling thethe player rolled after each correct guess. 3 Strikes– The first number was lit at the beginning of the game and the number could repeat elsewhere in the price. Four chips representing the remaining numbers in the price were then placed into the bag with three strike chips. These rules were adopted on the daytime show in 2008, but the game's original rules returned in 2009. Also, the super-imposed "NO" sign for misplaced numbers was replaced with a red box that appeared around the space where the contestant thought the number he/she pulled out belonged in; it melted down the screen if the contestant was wrong. **Plinko** *The New Price is Right '94*used the "Higher/Lower" format for earning chips. Here's the wrong price.**Golden Road** **Ten Chances** **3 Strikes** **Clock Game** **Squeeze Play** **Other Pricing Games**
The Showcase Showdown was played with the traditional Big Wheel (in which the spinners were ordered from highest to lowest), but it mostly used a new format called "The Price WAS Right." This was played like the One-Bid games in the daytime version. The three players stand in front of a quasi-Contestant's Row, arranged either by least to most winnings or by the order they were called. A vintage commercial for a product was presented to the three contestants who were then asked to bid on what the product cost at the time the commercial first aired. The contestant with the closest bid without going over advanced to the Showcase. If all three contestants overbid (which rarely happened), the bids were erased and began again, with Davidson instructing contestants to bid lower than the lowest bid in the previous round. No bonus was awarded for a "Perfect Bid."

Our champion faces the Showcase Range Game

The Showcase was also changed, With only one person playing the Showcase, the pricing game Range Game was modified for this round. A new prop was built with a $60,000 scale ($10,000 to $70,000). During the show's final commercial break, the winner of the Showcase Showdown chose a range at random between $4,000 and $10,000 (in $1,000 increments). A single showcase was then presented. Once it was finished, the rangefinder was started up the scale

The contestant pulled a lever when they thought the showcase value was contained within the range. If correct, the contestant won the showcase, which was generally worth between $20,000-$60,000, comparatively higher than average showcase values on the daytime show (which, at the time, offered showcases usually worth between $10,000-$30,000). Although this Showcase format was unsuccessful in the United States, a modified version of this is used on versions of the show in other countries

The theme song was re-orchestrated with a more modern "jazz" arrangement by Edd Kalehoff. This theme would later be adopted as the theme for several international versions of
*Price*, most notably the United Kingdom's *Bruce's Price Is Right* (1995-2001). In addition, Kalehoff composed an entirely new music package for this version, comprised of 286 total cues. Some cues were also recycled from the daytime version for certain events. Certain cues from the Kalehoff package would eventually make their way into the daytime music package after this version's cancellation


- The set and some of the props were recycled for use on an unsold lottery-themed game show pilot called
Cash Tornado, hosted by Jim Perry and announced by Gene Wood. The pilot, originally taped on July 18, 1993, also used a rearrangement of the 1994 Price's theme song, with the recognizable main melody removed. Lisa Stahl, one of the models from the Davidson version of Price,was a model in this pilot as well, and veteran Priceproducer Roger Dobkowitz appeared as a contestant playing a game called "Force Field"

*Gameshow Marathon* (2006 version
The only real difference was that in the Showcase Showdown, the top two highest-scoring players get to proceed to the showcase since only three games were played

## See Also[]
 Web Series Spinoffs[]
*Road to Price* – a short-lived, six-episode-only, documentary series that aired on the now defunct CBS' *Innertube* in 2006

*Rich Fields Gone Wild* - a short-lived comedy series that aired on *YouTube* from 2009 until 2010

*The Price is Right Male Model Search* – another short-lived, five-episode-only reality competition series that aired on *priceisright.com* and on *YouTube* in 2014

 Documentary Film[]
*Perfect Bid: The Contestant Who Knew Too Much* – a film directed by CJ Wallis about a contestant named Ted "Theodore" Slauson who has been studying the prices of the prizes since the shows' second inception in '72 was released in 2017

 TV Channel[]
*The Price is Right: The Barker Era* - a television channel on Pluto TV that's devoted to aired nothing but the classic Bob Barker era of *The Price is Right* from the 80s. It premiered on December 1, 2020

## Live Stage Shows[]
So far
*The Price is Right* has expanded beyond television to live stage shows

 The Price is Right LIVE
*The Price Is Right LIVE!* is a live-stage version that's held at Harrah's Entertainment casinos, as well as the Foxwoods Resort & Casinos in Connecticut and the nole Casinos Coconut Creek in Coconut Creek, Florida. The show also briefly ran at two Atlantic City Casinos in 2005, 2006 and 2011, and also ran at the Welk Resort in Branson, Missouri in 2012. (NOTE: They are all produced in association with FremantleMedia.)
While the basic format remains intact, several changes are made to accommodate location, as well as the significantly lower budget. The biggest overall change is that different contestants are selected for each game, including the wheel and Showcase (except at Bally's Las Vegas, where everyone is eligible). Guessing a One-Bid exactly earns a $100 prize, either cash or casino credits. The following games are played:
Any Number– Never played for a car; as such, there is no free digit. Cliff Hangersin One- Never played for a car and there is no bonus for putting all six items in proper order. Race Game It's in the Bag– Played the same, with a top prize of $2,400 ($150/$300/$600/$1,200/$2,400).Played the same, with a top prize of (depending on the show) either $2,500 or $5,000. Plinko– Played the same, with a top prize of $2,500 ($50-$100-$250-$0-$500-$0-$250-$100-$50)

NOTE: IITB & Plinko are never played in the same show, due to gambling laws that vary per state

 Big Wheel[]
Spinning a dollar wins $100 and a bonus spin for $500 (5 or 15) or $1,000 (100). The overall winner earns $250

The showcase has two formats. Originally, two players bid on a single showcase and whoever was closer won a random prize from it. Getting within 250 won everything. Later, the showcase became a version of Ten Chances, with four prizes offered instead of three, with the big prize being a car

 The Price is Right Come on Down Tour
On March 21, 2022 an announcement detailed a mobile coast-to-coast tour of live events on wheels that's celebrating the show's 50th anniversary dubbed
*The Price is Right Come on Down Tour!* [1]where contestants will play games from the show to win prizes and a possible chance to win an additional $50,000 all-the-while supporting local businesses along the way whose history is deeply tied to 1972, the year the show originally premiered on CBS. Los Angeles, Denver, Dallas, New Orleans, Nashville, St. Louis, Cleveland (the hometown of the show's current host Drew Carey) and New York will feature events. Speaking of New York, the tour's last stop after it's two-month nationwide journey was in New York City on May 18, 2022

The tour briefly returned to New York City on October 1, 2022 as part of a special weekend event along with the celebration of Carey's 15th season as host called
*PaleyWKND* [1]sponsored by the Paley Center for Media. Host Drew Carey, announcer George Gray & model Devin Goda were scheduled to be in person

## Rating[]
## Studios[]
 Original Run[]
Hudson Theater, New York City, NY
Colonial Theater, New York City, NY
Ziegfeld Theater, New York City, NY
Century Theater, New York City, NY
Ritz Theater, New York City, NY
 Current Run[]
Studio 33 (now the Bob Barker Studio named after its former host since 1998), CBS Television City, Los Angeles, CA
## Music[]
1st Main (1956-1961) – "Sixth Finger Tune" by Sonny Burke and His Orchestra, composed by Charles Strouse
2nd Main (1961-1965) – "Window Shopping" by Bob Cobert (later used on
*Snap Judgment* and *You're Putting Me On*)
1972 – Sheila Cole
1972 (fast; recorded in 1983) – Edd Kalehoff
1994 (Davidson) – Edd Kalehoff
2003 (Million Dollar Spectacular Package) – Michael Karp
2007 – Edd Kalehoff

The current run has used over 500 cues in its numerous games and situations with cues by numerous composers as well as cues from other shows, some of which were also produced by Mark Goodson. Other shows it has borrowed cues from include
*Match Game* (1973), *Concentration* (1973), *Celebrity Charades*, *Hit Man*, *Match Game Hollywood Squares Hour*, *Family Feud* (1976, 1988 and 1994), *Backchat*, *Wide World of Sports*, *ABC Golf*, *Powerball: The Game Show* and *Let's Make a Deal* (2009). A majority of the show’s music cues are composed by Score Productions, Edd Kalehoff, Robert Israel, Ken Bichel, Walt Levinsky, Michael Karp, Ole Georg Music, Killer Tracks and many others

*To see more musical information, visit this Discography Page.*
## Inventors[]
Bob Stewart, Mark Goodson & Bill Todman
## International Versions[]
The following are a list of countries that have aired their versions of
*The Price is Right*:
- Argentina
- Australia
- Belgium
- Brazil
- Canada (French language only) (The American version first aired on the Canadian version of G4TV, then moved over to the English language channel City TV)
- Chile
- China
- Colombia
- Croatia
- Egypt
- Estonia
- Finland
- France
- Germany
- Greece
- India
- Indonesia
- Israel
- Italy
- Japan
- Latvia
- Lebanon
- Mexico
- Moldova
- Morocco
- Netherlands
- New Zealand
- Pakistan
- Peru
- Philippines
- Poland
- Portugal
- Romania
- Russia
- Singapore
- Slovakia
- Spain
- Thailand
- Turkey
- United Kingdom
- Venezuela
- Vietnam
## Trivia[]
ActorVanwho would go on to star in the hit sitcom
*TheVanShow* from 1961-66, was offered the hosting position for the 1956 version. He declined, but, saying he didn't see any entertainment value in watching people guessing prices for a half-hour

*The Price is Right*, Studio 33 (a.k.a. "The Bob Barker Studio") taped the formerly popular 1967-1978 CBS sketch comedy series *The Carol Burnett Show*

This is the longest-running game show in America with the second version running for 50 years, with over 9,000 episodes and counting

In the first three seasons of the Barker era, the show aired over 250 half-hour episodes. Starting November 3, 1975, during Season 4, when the show was extended to an hour-long format, it reduced to over 200 episodes each season. From the 1980s through Season 29 of the Barker era, the show archived almost 200 episodes each season. From Seasons 30 through 35 of the Barker era, the show aired 175 episodes each season. Starting Season 36, when Drew Carey took over as host, the show aired 190 episodes each season, with the exception of Season 48 which only had 164 episodes due to COVID-19 pandemic

Many pricing games get won on the day it premiered. Other pricing games would get their first win after the 2nd playing, 3rd playing, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, etc. The only pricing game to get its first win after 31 playings was Pay The Rent in 2013

The buzzer sound was very different from the 1970s and 1980s. The current one was introduced in the early 1990s and retained for over 20 years. If you want to know when it changed, watch some of
*The Price is Right* episodes on YouTube starting with the earliest to the most recent. This buzzer was also used for wrong answers on the 1989 revival of *Now You See It* and *Think Twice*. It is doubled for bonus round losses on *Wheel of Fortune*

*The Price is Right* became a BigJon PC Game. It had a tournament mode and a classic mode. The classic mode is where you play *The Price is Right* on exactly how it is played on TV. The tournament mode features a list of pricing games that can be unlocked by reaching a certain total

Foreign personalities from international versions stopped by to the American show occasionally. For the 40th season, Larry Emdur, third host of the Australian version (who was also one of the past hosts of Australian
*Wheel of Fortune* and currently one of the hosts for the Seven Network morning show) made a guest appearance

On May 3, 2013,
*The Price Is Right* had its first-ever special all-kids edition. Initially, it was scheduled to air on April 18, 2013, but it was held back due to the Boston Marathon Bombings

The show used to air on Prime Network, TLN, GameTV, G4TV & Omni Television in Canada. Today, the show airs on Citytv

On October 5, 2020 for season 49, because of the pandemic (a.k.a. Coronavirus/COVID-19) issues. It was announced
[1] that the set has been redesigned with new podiums and for this time around there were no studio audience that were being called to "COME ON DOWN!" any longer. A preview of this set could be seen on primetime specials called *The Price is Right at Night* which aired on October 27, 2020 and November 2, 2020 respectively. The actual premiere of the 49th season of *Price* aired on November 16, 2020

On January 7, 2021, it was announced that both
*Price* and its sister show *Let's Make a Deal* have extended their breaks due to the ongoing [2] Coronavirus/COVID-19 spread

On March 2, 2022, it was announced that
*Price* was inducted into the NAB Broadcasting Hall of Fame [1]where host Drew Carey & executive producer Evelyn Warfel would except the award at The Achievement in Broadcasting Award on the NAB Show main stage in Las Vegas on April 24 2022

## Additional Pages[]
- The Price is Right/Airdates
- The Price is Right/Quotes & Catchphrases
- The Price is Right/Pricing Games
- The Price is Right/Set Changes

- The Price is Right/Winning Graphics
- The Price is Right/Gallery
- The Price is Right/Video Gallery
- The Price is Right/Price In Popular Culture
- The Price is Right/Merchandise
- The Price is Right/Special Guests
- The Price is Right/List of Personnel
- The Price is Right/Bob & Rod In Other Media
- The Price is Right/Drew In Other Media
- The Price is Right/Records & Statistics
## Links[]
- Official Site
- Official Site (CBS)
- Official site (FremantleMedia)
- Official site (Fremantle)
- Current official site for The Price is Right Live!
- The Price is Right Store
- Golden-Road.Net: The Unofficial Price is Right Fansite
- tpir.tv: Another Unofficial Price is Right Fansite
- The
Price is RightFanpage - Set graphics, photos, and much much more!
- The Price is Right @ Tim's TV Showcase
- Official Pearson site for "The Price Is Right" (via Internet Archive)
- Description of "The Price is Right" by FremantleMedia (via Internet Archive)
- TPIR Episode Guide
- #165 - Top 5 Reasons Why
The New Price is RightFailed @ Game Show