“The Price Is Right” is among the most popular American game shows of all time Contestants have prayed to arrive at the show’s studio and hear the legendary words, “Come on down!” The point of the show is that audience members receive the opportunity to win various prizes, by making the best guess at the worth, or price, of the prize.
“The Price Is Right” is among television’s longest running game shows, the first season began in 1956 and the show is still going strong. Nevertheless, there are some behind the scenes secrets that haven’t been shared until today.
Among the Longest Running Game Shows in The World
For most of us, it can be hard to remember life before “The Price Is Right.” These days, the show is a regular tv presence and the three doors behind which the prizes hide evoke familiar excitement amongst fans. However, “The Price Is Right” ran for ten seasons before being cancelled unexpectedly.
Audiences were aghast at the cancellation and the network decided to bring back the series in 1972. That was when Bob Barker was hired as the show’s memorable host. Almost 12,000 episodes of the show have been aired since 1956, surpassing “Wheel of Fortune” and “Jeopardy.”