"THE PRICE IS RIGHT" SAYS "COME ON DOWN" IN NATIONWIDE CONTESTANT SEARCH
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 http://philadelphia.cbslocal.com/2011/07/12/the-price-is-right-contestant-search/
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 www.cbs.com and www.priceisright.com.
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.
On the Web: http://www.cbs.com/daytime/the_price_is_right/