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What are some facts about "The Price is Right"?

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"The Price is Right" is an American game show that premiered in 1956. As of June 2015, it is one of the most successful game shows in American history.

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"The Price is Right" is a game show in which four contestants are randomly chosen out of the studio audience. The content of the game involves these contestants guessing how much certain products are worth, without guessing higher than the price. The contestant who is closest without going over goes on to play individual games, such as Punch a Bunch, Cliffhangers and Hole in One. Each game has a different set of rules, but they all involve accurately pricing specific objects. Every episode of "The Price is Right" features a grand prize, such as an exotic vacation or a new car.

The first version of "The Price is Right" aired from 1956 to 1965, hosted by Bill Cullen. The show returned to the air in 1972, hosted by Bob Barker. Barker served as the host of "The Price is Right" from 1972 until July 2007, when he was replaced by Drew Carey. One of the trademarks of Barker's hosting tenure was "Barker's Beauties," a group of attractive young women who would present the games and prizes.

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