The Price Is Right Celebrates Its 50th Season With Special Primetime Episode Sept. 30, 2021

The CBS game show returns for its historic season on Monday, Sept. 13.
Posted on Aug 16, 2021 | 09:00am
Daytime Emmy Award-winning The Price Is Right, network television’s #1-rated daytime series and the longest-running game show in television history, celebrates the start of its milestone 50th season on Monday, Sept. 13 at 11 AM ET / 10 AM PT on CBS.

The fun begins with a weeklong event featuring a game each day where contestants can win up to 1 million dollars. In addition, a special primetime celebration of The Price Is Right commemorating the historic milestone will feature a look back at the biggest winners, never before seen outtakes and a salute to Bob Barker airing Thursday, Sept. 30 at 9/8c on CBS.

This season, the show will welcome fans back to the studio audience for a chance to hear the famed words “come on down!” The episodes will also be available to stream live and on demand on the CBS app and Paramount+.

“First, I want to say congratulations and thank you to all the wonderful people responsible, past and present, on the 50th season of The Price is Right,” said Bob Barker, former legendary host of the show. “The show has the most enthusiastic and fun audience that one could ever ask for. They truly were and are the heart and soul of the show. I had the pleasure of working with a dedicated and talented cast and crew for 35 great years. Particularly close to my heart was the ability our vast popularity gave me to remind our entire audience daily about the importance of spaying and neutering your pets. It was an incredibly memorable ride! Once again, congratulations toThe Price is Right on 50 historic years!! Here’s to 50 more!!”

The Price is Right premiered Sept. 4, 1972 with famed host Bob Barker. Since then, there have been 108 pricing games played over the course of the show’s history, and the daytime premiere week will honor the lasting legacy with two new games, including a special limited
edition game, “Back to ‘72,” that will only be played throughout the 50th season complete with a retro ‘70s look. In the game, contestants’ pricing skills will be tested on actual items that appeared on the show during the early years of its run on CBS.

“Hosting The Price is Right has been a dream job for me,” said Drew Carey, current host of The Price is Right since July of 2007. “And I can’t even call it a job with a straight face because I get such joy out of it. Imagine spending every workday surrounded by happy, positive strangers. It’s been amazing. I really never thought my safe space would be on a sound stage, wearing a mic, cameras on me constantly, and with millions of people watching. But that’s what The Price is Right is for me. I love it.”

In lieu of its 50th season, here are a few fun facts about The Price is Right: 

- Since 1972, over $300,000,000 in cash and prizes has been given away.
- The Price is Right has given away more than 8,400 cars.
- More than 2,000,000 audience members have been to the Bob Barker studio at Television City in Los Angeles to see a taping in person.
- Over 68,000 contestants have been told to “come on down!”
- The first pricing game to ever be played was “Any Number.” It offered a Chevrolet Vega worth $2,746, which became the first car ever given away on the show.
- The big wheel has been spun more than 63,000 times.

If you are a huge fan of the The Price is Right and the show holds special meaning for you, fans are invited to submit videos of what The Price is Right means to them for a chance to see themselves on TV. More info here. Videos can be submitted to PriceIsRightFans@gmail.com.

Tune in for the 50th season premiere of The Price is Right on Monday, Sept. 13 at 11 AM ET / 10 AM PT on CBS.

And don't miss the 50th season primetime celebration of The Price is Right on Thursday, Sept. 30 at 9/8c on CBS.