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'The Price Is Right' says 'Come on down' in its fifth annual nationwide contestant search

by jmaloni

Press release

Thu, Aug 8th 2013 12:40 am

Two semifinalists from each participating market will be flown to Los Angeles; one of the two is guaranteed a spot on contestants' row

Daytime Emmy Award-winning game show "The Price Is Right, daytime's No. 1-rated series and the longest-running game show in television history, has announced participating cities and dates for its fifth annual nationwide contestant search. Those chosen will appear as contestants during the 42nd season of the game show. The contestant search, which already visited the Philadelphia area on June 25, will make stops in the Baltimore, Miami, New York and Pittsburgh markets.

In each market where a casting call is taking place, representatives from the participating local CBS owned or affiliated station will be on hand to interview and videotape contestant hopefuls who are vying for free trips to Los Angeles and 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 2013. 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.

Following is the schedule for the contestant searches:

Friday, Aug. 16 - Baltimore (WJZ-TV), 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Value City Furniture, 5240 Campbell Blvd., Suite E, White Marsh, MD 21236

Sunday,Aug. 18 - Miami (WFOR/WBFS-TV), 1-5 p.m.
Gulfstream Casino, Sport of Kings Arena, 901 South Federal Highway, Hallandale Beach, FL

Tuesday, Aug. 20 - New York (WCBS-TV), noon-3 p.m.

Empire City Casino at Yonkers Raceway, 810 Yonkers Ave., Yonkers, NY 10704

Thursday,Aug, 22 - Pittsburgh (KDKA-TV), 2-8 p.m.

Meadows Racetrack & Casino, 210 Racetrack Road, Washington, PA 15301

Thursday,Sept. 12 - Chicago (WBBM-TV), Time TBA

Rivers Casino, 3000 South River Road, Des Plaines, Illinois 60018

All applicants must be legal U.S. residents, age 18 and over. Official rules can be found on each individual station's website, and upcoming schedules will be posted on www.cbs.com and www.priceisright.com.

"The Price Is Right" is hosted by Drew Carey weekdays at 11 a.m. on CBS.

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