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ABC welcomes 'Whammy' back to TV with all-new episodes of classic game shows 'Card Sharks' & 'Press Your Luck' set for production

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Thu, Mar 14th 2019 01:25 pm

ABC Entertainment has picked up fan-favorite game shows “Press Your Luck” and “Card Sharks” for a return to television. The Fremantle-produced game shows will go into production this spring with, as ABC said, “exciting updates that everyone in the family will enjoy.”

Hosts and premiere dates will be announced soon.

“Press Your Luck” is a game of wits, strategy and even higher stakes as contestants try to avoid the iconic and devilish “Whammy” for a chance at life-changing cash and prizes. During each game, three contestants compete against each other answering questions to earn spins on the “Big Board.” Contestants then use their spins to win cash and prizes while trying to avoid the “Whammy,” who could take all of their winnings and leave them with nothing. The winning contestant moves on to the all-new bonus round to face the “Whammy” in a final battle for the chance to win a fortune.

“Card Sharks” is a game where one turn of a playing card can make one a winner or a loser! The road to glory and riches begins with two players who face off in a head-to-head elimination game with the goal of one player making it to the grand prize-winning deck. The anticipation builds as each contestant has to decide if the odds are worth the risk of losing it all and making it to the big game. Ultimately, players can either take their earned cash and quit, or continue betting with the hope of reaching the top for a chance to take home a life-changing cash prize.

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