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Re: Price Is Right Casting and Resumption of Tapings
« Reply #45 on: September 01, 2020, 09:35:02 PM »
I told a friend of mine about it, and they got a callback from a Producer. Apparently the audience will contain 30 contestants. They will tape 3 shows with the same 30 contestants.

So if you are picked as a contestant, you will have a 90 percent chance of being on the show.
Thirty in the audience seems about right. I didn't think they would not have people in the audience besides the nine selected for that show. Of course it'll still be considerably less quiet.

And yeah, great odds to be called on down! I wonder if they will do anything like keep the three contestants still in Contestants Row after the 6th Item Up for Bids on for the next show given the small audience and the same group taping three shows.

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Re: Price Is Right Casting and Resumption of Tapings
« Reply #46 on: September 02, 2020, 01:50:18 AM »
Assuming three shows a day stick, I would bet three days a week (assuming no studio 33 conflicts...Mon/Wed/Fri?) over six weeks is 54 shows.

Bill Maher returned to the studio without an audience last Friday so they'll have to do back-to-back days if they want to squeeze that in.
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Re: Price Is Right Casting and Resumption of Tapings
« Reply #47 on: September 02, 2020, 09:41:57 AM »
75 episodes looks to be the maximum that we'll get out of this period, which means if the show started in early October, it would give us enough new shows to take us into 2021. But I'd settle for 60 episodes with four days a week taping. Then depending on the progress of vaccination, have two more taping sessions later in the season, hopefully with the final one returning to normalcy somewhat.

Thirty in the audience seems about right. I didn't think they would not have people in the audience besides the nine selected for that show. Of course it'll still be considerably less quiet.

And yeah, great odds to be called on down! I wonder if they will do anything like keep the three contestants still in Contestants Row after the 6th Item Up for Bids on for the next show given the small audience and the same group taping three shows.

That wouldn't happen, since there would be 21 (or later 12) more contestants looking for a spot in Bidders' Row for the remaining show(s). Another thing that hasn't been mentioned: any idea of cardboard cutouts, as fans could easily contribute a little money for their own face in the audience? I'd also wouldn't mind new audience machines that amplify the sound effects as well.
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Re: Price Is Right Casting and Resumption of Tapings
« Reply #48 on: September 02, 2020, 03:17:03 PM »
An audience of 30 people is better than no audience at all.  It kind of spoils the surprise element knowing that just about everyone in the room will be a contestant, but I donít know what else they can do.  I wonder if the three unlucky enough to not be called down will be family of another contestant or a special guest of sorts to avoid the awkwardness of anyone not getting their chance to play?

I also wonder about audio.  With only 30 people, they could conceivably mic each of them prior to taping.  Thatís a heck of a lot of audio channels to work with, but I donít see any other way to prevent cross-contamination.  The contestants might even have to mic themselves to avoid close contact with show staff.

I kind of hope we only hear raw crowd noise with nothing added in post.  That element of the show has become a bit too much in recent years, so hearing a somewhat quieter studio ó while a bit jarring ó would be a different change of pace and one I would welcome, though certainly not permanently!

Hopefully the finished product ends up looking something like what weíre used to.  I even think trips might be offered ó the contingency being that they will be scheduled for a date well out in 2021 in order for them to actually happen and the show not have to shell out extra cash.  If we donít have trips, I predict the first sub-$20,000 showcase this season in several years to help save the budget!
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Re: Price Is Right Casting and Resumption of Tapings
« Reply #49 on: September 02, 2020, 04:50:45 PM »
I also wonder about audio.  With only 30 people, they could conceivably mic each of them prior to taping. 

Or they could just not mic them. That seemed to work for 40 years... Drew has a microphone in his hand for a reason after all.
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Re: Price Is Right Casting and Resumption of Tapings
« Reply #50 on: September 02, 2020, 05:09:12 PM »
Or they could just not mic them. That seemed to work for 40 years... Drew has a microphone in his hand for a reason after all.

You think they're gonna let the contestants get close to Drew? People would be flooding the internet with "so much for social distancing" comments.

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Re: Price Is Right Casting and Resumption of Tapings
« Reply #51 on: September 02, 2020, 05:48:01 PM »
Totally agree. There is absolutely no reason not to take every reasonable precaution including distancing. Unless heís got a six foot microphone, by no means should they be relying on a handheld.

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Re: Price Is Right Casting and Resumption of Tapings
« Reply #52 on: September 02, 2020, 06:39:27 PM »
The handheld mic may be an icon of the show, but it's hardly necessary anymore. I hate seeing everyone in the SCSD lean into Drew's mic when there's already a mic on their necks. Having Drew do what reporters are doing right now and holding a long stick with the mic mounted to it will look ridiculous.

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Re: Price Is Right Casting and Resumption of Tapings
« Reply #53 on: September 02, 2020, 07:48:31 PM »
Go back to what they did in the first episode. With Social distancing, of course.

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Re: Price Is Right Casting and Resumption of Tapings
« Reply #54 on: September 03, 2020, 07:05:12 PM »
Of course, with only a small number of people in the audience, having one that is not right next to the contestant may be enough to pick them up. 

Probably just depends on what works best/easiest (between getting more individual ones and then having to clean them all somehow after each show vs. just a couple larger ones that could be on stands near the game being played, switching off for different games).


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Re: Price Is Right Casting and Resumption of Tapings
« Reply #55 on: September 03, 2020, 08:44:58 PM »
 Quick update in this ever evolving world:

It turns out that there will be NO AUDIENCE after all. Tapings start September 28th.

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Re: Price Is Right Casting and Resumption of Tapings
« Reply #56 on: September 03, 2020, 09:08:38 PM »
Well, yeah, that makes sense. I wasn't even entirely sure if current California/Los Angeles guidelines allowed for gatherings of 30+ people yet.

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Re: Price Is Right Casting and Resumption of Tapings
« Reply #57 on: September 03, 2020, 09:38:26 PM »
This could give the show extra time to play with, which would not be a bad thing. If there's no audience, then they could have the first four contestants in the four podiums to start the show. During each break, they bring in the next contestant from outside, so on TV, the new contestant is already there when the commercial is over. This would mean no "come on downs," which would save a couple of minutes the show could use to not make things feel so rushed.

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Re: Price Is Right Casting and Resumption of Tapings
« Reply #58 on: September 03, 2020, 10:21:37 PM »
Extra time for gameplay and interaction between the contestants and Drew is great, but it's definitely hard to imagine the show without the famous "Come on down!" catchphrase. I could see them having the contestants for the show still come to Contestant's Row from the audience just to keep that aspect since it's so iconic.

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Re: Price Is Right Casting and Resumption of Tapings
« Reply #59 on: September 03, 2020, 11:26:38 PM »
I bet it would be.