“The Price Is Right” (CBS)
“The Price Is Right,” which premiered in September 1974, is America’s longest-running game show. While its most-iconic host was Bob Barker, comedian Drew Carey now has a 10-season tenure guiding contestants through a variety of well-loved TV show games in which they guess prices for products. Lucky winners advance to the Showcase Showdown to spin the show’s wheel for cash prizes. Each episode’s two Showcase Showdown winners — whose totals on the Wheel were closest to one dollar — advance to the Showcase round at the end of the hour-long episode.
Million-dollar payouts are rare on a show where prizes more commonly consist of couches, and occasionally cars, but they do happen. For instance, one contestant took home a cool million by correctly guessing the price of a sofa and an exercise bike during one of the show’s Million Dollar Spectacular specials — and she got to keep the sofa and trainer, too.
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