What Contests Are Played on the "Price Is Right?"?


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Dozens of contests and games are played on the game show "The Price is Right," including Any Number, Bonkers, Cliff Hangers and Hi-Lo. The majority of the games revolve around contestants attempting to guess the correct price of a specific item.

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What Contests Are Played on the "Price Is Right?"?
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"The Price is Right" franchise was originally developed and produced by Mark Goodson, Bill Todman and Bob Stewart in 1956, and has undergone numerous iterations and revamps since then. The original program was broadcast on the NBC network, but soon moved to the ABC network until 1965. During this time, the show was hosted by Bill Cullen and involved contestants bidding on different items in an attempt to guess the price.

In 1965, the show was cancelled and did not air again until 1972, when the entire format was revamped. The series retained the product bidding of the original program, but only as an introductory task. The winner of the product bidding was then invited onto the stage, where she would participate in one of several pricing games. Each game featured one or several additional products and challenged contestants to guess the price in addition to performing an action. For example, in Any Number, a contestant must call out numbers to attempt and reveal the full price of one of several items listed on a large game board.

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