Requirements vary between different game shows, making the ability to read and speak English and the willingness to smile virtually the only commonalities across programs. Casting directors want contestants who know the rules of the show and how to play the game, so an understanding of the program is imperative.
When completing an application, make sure to follow all directions precisely, including time limit, labeling, format and copyright restrictions. Producers want people who appear dressed for success, who project their voice clearly and confidently, and who reside out of town. Understanding that contestants who hail from a local town can try out for a program on numerous occasions, producers prefer contestants that live further away and do not have the luxury of returning frequently.