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Title: Price Is Right Casting and Resumption of Tapings
Post by: billiamk on August 28, 2020, 04:42:14 PM
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EgiABSKWoAE4tlE?format=jpg&name=medium)

PriceIsRightCasting.com (http://PriceIsRightCasting.com) redirects to a form on a Fremantle page.

Per the graphic, looks like tapings will be September 21 - November 2.
The form has information on upcoming special shows including breast cancer survivors, teachers, second chance prom, college/university, military and spouses/family, bride and groom, nurses and medical staff, expectant parents and Broadway fans.

Let the fun and speculation begin on how tapings could work this season.
Title: Re: Price Is Right Casting and Resumption of Tapings
Post by: tpir04 on August 28, 2020, 04:55:41 PM
Well, that was earlier than we expected.

If the current wait time between tape date and air date holds, these episodes won't air until around Thanksgiving. I don't see a vaccine by then, but maybe they do?

Whichever way this goes, it will be pure speculation for now as you said, but consider me very interested to see how this plays out.
Title: Re: Price Is Right Casting and Resumption of Tapings
Post by: SeaBreeze341 on August 28, 2020, 05:07:22 PM
Even if there's a vaccine around that point, not much would get back to normal.  It'll take some time post-vaccine, so I imagine whatever protocols are happening now will continue in the short run.  If all goes well, then I guess we could see full capacity

I'm a little optimistic, but I think they would try to air the new episodes earlier than Thanksgiving week, possibly the week after the election.

I'm looking forward to seeing how it works, but good or bad, I'm glad the show is moving forward toward a restart.  Even more, I like how there might be a special featuring nurses/medical staff (I think providers should definitely get honored).  Plus the second chance prom thing is a nice gesture; should be interesting
Title: Re: Price Is Right Casting and Resumption of Tapings
Post by: LiteBulb88 on August 28, 2020, 05:57:55 PM
If the current wait time between tape date and air date holds, these episodes won't air until around Thanksgiving.

Not necessarily, as they can edit previous shows while new shows are taped; they do that all the time. In typical times, the time between an episode taping and that episode airing can be as little as two weeks. If we add a week to that due to COVID making editing more difficult, that still means that a show taped on September 21 could air October 12.
Title: Re: Price Is Right Casting and Resumption of Tapings
Post by: pannoni1 on August 28, 2020, 06:09:25 PM
Great news!  xlx

As long as its still most of the same great prizes, games, contestants, and cast, its still "The Price Is Right" to me. Situations like these are what MacKenzie machines are for, and we could see more travel trailers and motorhomes return as prizes instead of Around The World showcases for the time being. Hopefully TVC won't report any new positive cases that could halt taping, but otherwise, it will be good to experience some fresh episodes!

I'm all for a launch to coincide with the November sweeps to get things on track, and this has been a very hopeful week with news on the resumption of $100,00 Pyramid tapings along with announcements for the return of Card Sharks as well as the first revival of Supermarket Sweep in nearly 20 years.
Title: Re: Price Is Right Casting and Resumption of Tapings
Post by: tpirfan28 on August 28, 2020, 06:20:42 PM
Not necessarily, as they can edit previous shows while new shows are taped; they do that all the time. In typical times, the time between an episode taping and that episode airing can be as little as two weeks. If we add a week to that due to COVID making editing more difficult, that still means that a show taped on September 21 could air October 12.
Bob's last show turned around in nine days.  Yes, I know, different time, different methodology of taping.
Title: Re: Price Is Right Casting and Resumption of Tapings
Post by: 123123123 on August 28, 2020, 06:32:35 PM
Wow, I'm legitimately shocked that taping is coming back so soon.

Don't get me wrong, this is some great news in a not-so-great time and I'm sure a very robust plan has been put in place to ensure the health of everyone involved, but I thought we would have to have a vaccine available to the public or very close to it before we could even think about taping such a crowd dependent show.

As for speculation, I think that the biggest thing that they might try to implement is having the same audience for multiple non-special tapings. I know it's been done on a small scale in the past and it would be a long time commitment of contestant, but cutting the amount of different people in the studio in half helps that much more.

All that said, I have high hopes and can't wait to see how it all comes together!
Title: Re: Price Is Right Casting and Resumption of Tapings
Post by: LiteBulb88 on August 28, 2020, 07:21:23 PM
Given the casting call, well, even exists, I highly doubt they're going to have an audience, or at least not one of any appreciable size. I have no inside info, but the casting call shows the usual eligibility requirements, which leads me to believe Fremantle will be using that to pre-select contestants instead of calling them down from a crowd.
Title: Re: Price Is Right Casting and Resumption of Tapings
Post by: thepriceis_J on August 28, 2020, 08:31:15 PM
If the current wait time between tape date and air date holds, these episodes won't air until around Thanksgiving.
Not necessarily, as they can edit previous shows while new shows are taped; they do that all the time. In typical times, the time between an episode taping and that episode airing can be as little as two weeks. If we add a week to that due to COVID making editing more difficult, that still means that a show taped on September 21 could air October 12.
I always like to bring this up because it was so weird, but we've seen a 1 day turnaround. Back when Osama Bin-Laden was killed, Price was scheduled to tape a special episode for Armed Forces Week the following day. CBS made the decision to film that episode and air it the following day. There was also a turnaround of 2 or 3 days when Drew was on DWTS and they wanted to promote it and have his dancing partner Cheryl on as a guest model.

Also, I don't think they're doing this because they foresee a vaccine in the immediate future. I think they're doing it because they have seen that other game show productions have put together protocols that make filming safe for the cast, crew, and contestants. Wheel, J!, Family Feud, Card Sharks, Supermarket Sweep, Millionaire and Pyramid have all begun or finished filming episodes for upcoming seasons. Weakest Link will be starting soon and ready to premiere at the end of September (hopefully).

I wonder if they'll invite nine people and do a social distant audience with the extra long Contestant's Row or if they'll revert to Davidson style and call six people straight on stage. Will be an interesting watch, but I guess they really want to get back to work because things aren't going to change for a while.
Title: Re: Price Is Right Casting and Resumption of Tapings
Post by: Superballer on August 28, 2020, 10:21:07 PM
One wonders if they'll follow the path stadiums seem to have and fill unused seats with cardboard cutouts--which, as long as they'd have their families' permission, might be a way to get Johnny Olson and Rod Roddy back to the studio, as it were, by putting cutouts of them close to contestants' row. 

The good news at present is that we now have about 4 vaccines candidates in the final phase of testing, with perhaps the same amount of others close to that point.  They of course should not be rushed, as we need to make absolutely sure anything that does hit the market is completely safe and effective, but I think simple odds hold that at least one of them should be (and if the rest are as well, no need to stop development after the first one's available, as the more different types we get out there the better).  So I think the best case scenario might be that we have at least one vaccine ready for the public by December/January, with about 3-4 thereafter before we'd see solid case declines.  If we're doubly lucky, by that point we'd be seeing either the early stages of herd immunity beginning, the virus starting to mutate into a more benign form much like the coronavirus strains that cause the common cold, or both.  All we can do till then is hope for the best. 
Title: Re: Price Is Right Casting and Resumption of Tapings
Post by: JayC on August 28, 2020, 11:10:56 PM
Well it's certainly a surprise to see a casting call for upcoming tapings already. Very interested to see how they're going to put the show together and how big of an audience beyond those selected from the call there will be each show.

So pretty much the same theme shows we've been having the past few years with a few new ones-- Nurses/medical staff is great to see. Second Chance Prom is an odd one, wonder where that idea came from. Broadway fans is odd also with theatres closed through at least the end of 2020.
Title: Re: Price Is Right Casting and Resumption of Tapings
Post by: FanOfDrew87 on August 29, 2020, 11:30:54 AM
Somehow I feel kind of iffy about the casting forms, considering it is Formstock site.  Plus the picture currently doesn't show any taping dates or airdates.

I also learned somewhere that Price does not do casting calls.

Could the forms be a scam or something?
Title: Re: Price Is Right Casting and Resumption of Tapings
Post by: EvilChameleon on August 29, 2020, 12:16:34 PM
Buzzerblog wouldn't tweet it out if it was a scam.
Title: Re: Price Is Right Casting and Resumption of Tapings
Post by: gamesurf on August 29, 2020, 01:21:49 PM
I also learned somewhere that Price does not do casting calls.

Maybe that was true in the Barker era, but ever since the new production staff took over ten years ago they occasionally travel east and do an open casting call (https://patch.com/connecticut/montville-ct/come-down-price-right-open-casting-mohegan-sun) in a mall or something. They'd pick two people to send to California for a taping, one of which was guaranteed to Come on Down.

Besides that, COVID means anything that resembles "normal casting procedure" can be thrown out the window. These aren't normal times.

Title: Re: Price Is Right Casting and Resumption of Tapings
Post by: silverice878 on August 29, 2020, 01:29:35 PM
Well this is interesting, considering Newsome just issued his reopening plan for CA, and the wording within makes it sound like Price ain't going back to tape for a goodly while
Title: Re: Price Is Right Casting and Resumption of Tapings
Post by: BillyGr on August 29, 2020, 02:47:12 PM
So pretty much the same theme shows we've been having the past few years with a few new ones-- Nurses/medical staff is great to see. Second Chance Prom is an odd one, wonder where that idea came from. Broadway fans is odd also with theatres closed through at least the end of 2020.

Perhaps the Broadway one would use some well known performers in place of the usual models, as a way to allow a handful to be seen by fans, since they are unable to be in their shows?

Not sure on the prom one if they are looking for people who are older or maybe those who just graduated this year (and are already 18, as many would be) as a way to give them something they missed out on during this?
Title: Re: Price Is Right Casting and Resumption of Tapings
Post by: FanOfDrew87 on August 29, 2020, 03:11:47 PM
That could make sense, since there may be a likelihood that none of the five models may be available, or do you suppose they chose to resign or may have been laid off because of possible budget cuts?

If this is the case, I think what would be considered "regular models" this upcoming season might end up being Melissa Ordway and other celebrities from CBS programming.

Keep in mind that if this is going to be Season 49, there may be almost 220 episodes to produce.  When Season 29 occurred, there were a greater number of episodes to produce, and because of budget cuts, 3 Strikes only had three playings that season (first playing in February 2001), plus Janice and Kathleen were both terminated before Christmas week in 2000.  If budget cuts were the reason for Janice and Kathleen's terminations, do not be surprised if Rachel, Amber, and other models get laid off this time.
Title: Re: Price Is Right Casting and Resumption of Tapings
Post by: blozier2006 on August 29, 2020, 03:32:26 PM
If budget cuts were the reason for Janice and Kathleen's terminations
Which they weren't.
Title: Re: Price Is Right Casting and Resumption of Tapings
Post by: JayC on August 29, 2020, 03:52:10 PM
Somehow I feel kind of iffy about the casting forms, considering it is Formstock site.  Plus the picture currently doesn't show any taping dates or airdates.

I also learned somewhere that Price does not do casting calls.

Could the forms be a scam or something?
A casting call like this is the best solution to being able to do the show without a full audience.

Not sure on the prom one if they are looking for people who are older or maybe those who just graduated this year (and are already 18, as many would be) as a way to give them something they missed out on during this?
That's true, I didn't think about proms being cancelled because of Covid this year. In that case it would be a nice theme show for recent high school graduates as a way of allowing them to have a "prom."

The Broadway show is still puzzling to me though since Broadway is a New York City thing other than the shows that do traveling performances and ones like Hamilton that have a huge following. I could definitely see a Broadway theme making sense if the show taped in NYC.

That could make sense, since there may be a likelihood that none of the five models may be available, or do you suppose they chose to resign or may have been laid off because of possible budget cuts?
I'm assuming there won't be more than 2 models on a show at a time because of COVID restrictions and safety, but I wouldn't assume that any of them resigned or will resign or were laid off.

Title: Re: Price Is Right Casting and Resumption of Tapings
Post by: FanOfDrew87 on August 29, 2020, 04:50:42 PM
Two models per show has been the norm for some years now.  Unless there will be the same two models for the entire season, in which case I could see Manuela and one of the male models likely being candidates.

However, I wonder if they could be recording the entire season over the period of September 21 through November 2?  I believe an average season of a syndicated game show takes less time to produce.
Title: Re: Price Is Right Casting and Resumption of Tapings
Post by: BD on August 29, 2020, 04:54:32 PM

However, I wonder if they could be recording the entire season over the period of September 21 through November 2?  I believe an average season of a syndicated game show takes less time to produce.

It’s definitely possible. Hence why I said in another thread that I could see them getting a group of people to be contestants for a large chunk of the season (if not, the whole season) and having them be in the audience for far more than one episode so that they can get regularly tested for COVID.

So kind of like old game shows like Jackpot! that had the same group of contestants on for pretty long. It would be unique to TPiR but I think that it would still work really well.
Title: Re: Price Is Right Casting and Resumption of Tapings
Post by: JayC on August 29, 2020, 05:10:11 PM
Two models per show has been the norm for some years now.  Unless there will be the same two models for the entire season, in which case I could see Manuela and one of the male models likely being candidates.
Yes I meant to say that 2 models is the usual now.

Having the same contestants for a chuck of shows would be interesting. Given how many theme shows were listed plus regular shows, I'm guessing they're intending on taping a large portion of shows in the timeframe given and it's possible they'll use the same audience for at least some amount of them.
Title: Re: Price Is Right Casting and Resumption of Tapings
Post by: SteveGavazzi on August 29, 2020, 11:21:39 PM
When Season 29 occurred, there were a greater number of episodes to produce

No, there weren't.

It is painfully obvious that you know only the vaguest details of the things you're trying to pontificate about.  Please just...don't do this.
Title: Re: Price Is Right Casting and Resumption of Tapings
Post by: Flerbert419 on August 30, 2020, 08:32:21 AM
It’s definitely possible. Hence why I said in another thread that I could see them getting a group of people to be contestants for a large chunk of the season (if not, the whole season) and having them be in the audience for far more than one episode so that they can get regularly tested for COVID.

So kind of like old game shows like Jackpot! that had the same group of contestants on for pretty long. It would be unique to TPiR but I think that it would still work really well.

Syndicated Jackpot! taped 10+ episodes a day but the most I'm aware Price has taped in one day is 3 episodes. 

I don't think you are going to be successful getting anybody but huge fans to sign up for game show jury duty where they come back every day for a week. I would imagine you would also see a pretty extreme drop in enthusiasm over time.
Title: Re: Price Is Right Casting and Resumption of Tapings
Post by: BillyGr on August 30, 2020, 04:34:14 PM
It’s definitely possible. Hence why I said in another thread that I could see them getting a group of people to be contestants for a large chunk of the season (if not, the whole season) and having them be in the audience for far more than one episode so that they can get regularly tested for COVID.

So kind of like old game shows like Jackpot! that had the same group of contestants on for pretty long. It would be unique to TPiR but I think that it would still work really well.

Syndicated Jackpot! taped 10+ episodes a day but the most I'm aware Price has taped in one day is 3 episodes. 

I don't think you are going to be successful getting anybody but huge fans to sign up for game show jury duty where they come back every day for a week. I would imagine you would also see a pretty extreme drop in enthusiasm over time.

Obviously there would be a limit on how many shows could tape with one set of people (number they have in the audience / 9 = number of possible shows before everyone has been a contestant). 

On the other hand, you might get more people than you'd expect to go for a full week of tapings (say 2 per day - total of 10 x 9 contestants = 90 people picked out of the group that could easily be less than the normal full audience, which is a far better chance of being chosen than you'd get any other time).

Not sure just how that would work with the special shows though, although some of the groups could film non-special episodes with the same people easily - teachers for instance.  Others would be harder to not have the "special" thing known (like the expecting parents or military if in uniform).
Title: Re: Price Is Right Casting and Resumption of Tapings
Post by: BD on August 30, 2020, 07:17:20 PM
Syndicated Jackpot! taped 10+ episodes a day but the most I'm aware Price has taped in one day is 3 episodes. 

I don't think you are going to be successful getting anybody but huge fans to sign up for game show jury duty where they come back every day for a week. I would imagine you would also see a pretty extreme drop in enthusiasm over time.

As you said, Price tapes 2-3 episode per day. So a full week would only take two days which wouldn’t be bad I think. Enthusiasm would definitely not be the same for the later episodes BUT if they had a format where all members were deemed “appropriate to be contestants”, and they were picked at random to all win as much as they could during that week, then I think they would still be pretty excited. Budget would be similar—it’s just that a contestant can possibly win more since they would be on for more than an episode.

I don’t know though—just interested in seeing how this plays out. They definitely need to be unique/creative.
Title: Re: Price Is Right Casting and Resumption of Tapings
Post by: sayingsorry on August 30, 2020, 08:41:15 PM
You have to think they'll be able to film more than 3 episodes in a day now. With no audience to come in and out, they already have the 9 casted so as soon as a game is done they put it away bring out the next and keep filming.
Title: Re: Price Is Right Casting and Resumption of Tapings
Post by: BD on August 31, 2020, 12:49:50 AM
You have to think they'll be able to film more than 3 episodes in a day now. With no audience to come in and out, they already have the 9 casted so as soon as a game is done they put it away bring out the next and keep filming.

Yeah, I think they could do a week’s worth within a day if they wanted to.

Heck, maybe that’s what they have in mind now that I’m thinking about it. The taping schedule of late September - early November is about 40 days. 40 days -> 40 weeks of episodes to cover 2021 until the fall? Could definitely fit.
Title: Re: Price Is Right Casting and Resumption of Tapings
Post by: MSTieScott on August 31, 2020, 01:25:19 AM
There is a significant difference between taping a show where the set never changes and the camera blocking is the same in every episode and taping a show where a wide assortment of large set pieces are changed between every single act.
Title: Re: Price Is Right Casting and Resumption of Tapings
Post by: sayingsorry on August 31, 2020, 09:53:43 AM
There is a significant difference between taping a show where the set never changes and the camera blocking is the same in every episode and taping a show where a wide assortment of large set pieces are changed between every single act.

So by your estimation what would you say is the maximum number of shows they could produce in one day?
Title: Re: Price Is Right Casting and Resumption of Tapings
Post by: EvilChameleon on August 31, 2020, 10:18:44 AM
Probably still three.
Title: Re: Price Is Right Casting and Resumption of Tapings
Post by: BD on August 31, 2020, 05:50:01 PM
There is a significant difference between taping a show where the set never changes and the camera blocking is the same in every episode and taping a show where a wide assortment of large set pieces are changed between every single act.

Yeah, definitely a good point—especially when the show is an hour long. I thought that not having a large audience would help things a bit but maybe I’m wrong.
Title: Re: Price Is Right Casting and Resumption of Tapings
Post by: PatrickRox80 on August 31, 2020, 07:00:21 PM
Jeopardy! announced on their twitter that new episodes are coming soon. Given that they’re going back to the last two weeks, it seems they’re shooting for a September 14th season premiere.
Title: Re: Price Is Right Casting and Resumption of Tapings
Post by: MSTieScott on August 31, 2020, 08:46:01 PM
Three is definitely the maximum. I left when the maximum was two per day and that was already a full day of work.

I don't know what the staff and crew schedule is on a three-show day, but the On Camera Audience website listed the first audience arrival time at 8:30 in the morning. There's no indication of what the exit time was expected to be, so I'm going to take a wild guess and say 7:00 at night (that's three and a half hours after the third audience arrival time, which roughly matches the other durations on the three-show days). Audience load-in is only about 15–20 minutes (and there's activity going on backstage while that happens), so moving the audience in and out does not affect the schedule by much in the grand scheme of things (and there would have to be time for loading in and out in the middle of the day when everybody breaks for lunch).

Also, they're not going to tape seven days a week for six weeks in a row.
Title: Re: Price Is Right Casting and Resumption of Tapings
Post by: BD on August 31, 2020, 10:20:12 PM

Also, they're not going to tape seven days a week for six weeks in a row.

Yeah, brain glitch on my part. I was rolling with the idea and was solely focused on the math.

I’m guessing we’ll see a pretty big change in the audience section since too many empty seats would look strange—that is if they do go with having a reduced group for this season (and I assume they would as I said in previous posts... only way I can see this working).

I would love to see contestants be able to play/compete for the whole week too. It would keep me locked in to watch & root for contestants I like. Really interested in how this TV season will work out for the show.

It would be nice for the show to go back to normal by its 50th anniversary but who knows... Still too many people not taking this pandemic seriously.   :-(
Title: Re: Price Is Right Casting and Resumption of Tapings
Post by: Josh444 on September 01, 2020, 03:20:58 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.
Title: Re: Price Is Right Casting and Resumption of Tapings
Post by: Archviler on September 01, 2020, 03:24:24 PM
That's pretty awesome odds. Just hope you aren't one of the odd ones out.
Title: Re: Price Is Right Casting and Resumption of Tapings
Post by: BillyGr on September 01, 2020, 03:25:35 PM
Jeopardy! announced on their twitter that new episodes are coming soon. Given that they’re going back to the last two weeks, it seems they’re shooting for a September 14th season premiere.

That would make sense, since Wheel is already confirmed (by email to their Wheel Watchers Club) to be starting that date.
Title: Re: Price Is Right Casting and Resumption of Tapings
Post by: EvilChameleon on September 01, 2020, 04:09:06 PM
So three shows a day, 43 days, that's 129 shows. Start airing them on, oh, November 30th... that would take us until May 27th.
Title: Re: Price Is Right Casting and Resumption of Tapings
Post by: Thatgameshowguy on September 01, 2020, 06:17:56 PM
So three shows a day, 43 days, that's 129 shows. Start airing them on, oh, November 30th... that would take us until May 27th.
If you think they're going to tape 7 days a week... I doubt we'll get anywhere close to that many shows.
Title: Re: Price Is Right Casting and Resumption of Tapings
Post by: LiteBulb88 on September 01, 2020, 06:20:34 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.

It's going to be a long day for the contestants. Yes, things will move quicker than usual since they won't have to go through all the interviews, but still, by the time the third show rolls around, people in the audience are likely going to be tired.

So three shows a day, 43 days, that's 129 shows. Start airing them on, oh, November 30th... that would take us until May 27th.

As Scott mentioned above, there is no way they're going to tape 7 days a week. I'd be surprised if they taped 5 days a week, as these will be long days.
Title: Re: Price Is Right Casting and Resumption of Tapings
Post by: SeaBreeze341 on September 01, 2020, 06:43:22 PM
That's pretty awesome odds. Just hope you aren't one of the odd ones out.


I wouldn't be able to speak for the 10% of those that didn't make it, but if that were me, I'd be okay with it.  I wouldn't have to wait 10 years to return, which is not a guarantee that I'd return or be selected.  Instead, it could be rather soon where things could be back to normal.  Obviously it'll go back to a long-shot of being picked, in addition to being available for the show.  Anyway, 9/10 is awesome regardless of what's going on.

Based on the above, I have to say I'm a little surprised that they're even taping 3 shows to start, let alone 4 or 5

Title: Re: Price Is Right Casting and Resumption of Tapings
Post by: Wayoshi on September 01, 2020, 06:56:49 PM
Where is the 6 weeks of taping coming from?
Title: Re: Price Is Right Casting and Resumption of Tapings
Post by: LiteBulb88 on September 01, 2020, 08:19:01 PM
The first post in this thread shows tapings going from September 21 to November 2.
Title: Re: Price Is Right Casting and Resumption of Tapings
Post by: tpirfan28 on September 01, 2020, 08:54:00 PM
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.  If that works, you could do another batch January to March for another 54 for a 108 episode season?
Title: Re: Price Is Right Casting and Resumption of Tapings
Post by: JayC 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.
Title: Re: Price Is Right Casting and Resumption of Tapings
Post by: Flerbert419 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.
Title: Re: Price Is Right Casting and Resumption of Tapings
Post by: pannoni1 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.
Title: Re: Price Is Right Casting and Resumption of Tapings
Post by: PayingTheRent 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 don’t 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.  That’s a heck of a lot of audio channels to work with, but I don’t 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 — while a bit jarring — 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 we’re used to.  I even think trips might be offered — 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 don’t have trips, I predict the first sub-$20,000 showcase this season in several years to help save the budget!
Title: Re: Price Is Right Casting and Resumption of Tapings
Post by: therealcu2010 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.
Title: Re: Price Is Right Casting and Resumption of Tapings
Post by: EvilChameleon 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.
Title: Re: Price Is Right Casting and Resumption of Tapings
Post by: imhomerjay on September 02, 2020, 05:48:01 PM
Totally agree. There is absolutely no reason not to take every reasonable precaution including distancing. Unless he’s got a six foot microphone, by no means should they be relying on a handheld.
Title: Re: Price Is Right Casting and Resumption of Tapings
Post by: RatRace10 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.
Title: Re: Price Is Right Casting and Resumption of Tapings
Post by: urbanpreppie0004 on September 02, 2020, 07:48:31 PM
Go back to what they did in the first episode. With Social distancing, of course.

https://photos.app.goo.gl/5mxwZ2aVH1FAWXJL7 (https://photos.app.goo.gl/5mxwZ2aVH1FAWXJL7)
Title: Re: Price Is Right Casting and Resumption of Tapings
Post by: BillyGr 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).

Title: Re: Price Is Right Casting and Resumption of Tapings
Post by: Josh444 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.
Title: Re: Price Is Right Casting and Resumption of Tapings
Post by: EvilChameleon 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.
Title: Re: Price Is Right Casting and Resumption of Tapings
Post by: LiteBulb88 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.
Title: Re: Price Is Right Casting and Resumption of Tapings
Post by: JayC 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.
Title: Re: Price Is Right Casting and Resumption of Tapings
Post by: mostpopular87 on September 03, 2020, 11:26:38 PM
I bet it would be.
Title: Re: Price Is Right Casting and Resumption of Tapings
Post by: PriceFan07 on September 04, 2020, 12:00:44 AM
With everything happening in the world right now I think everyone wants a sense of normalcy. The show definitely has to adapt to COVID-19 safety measures in order to be permitted to produce new shows, but they also need to keep things as normal as they can or they'll lose the essence of The Price is Right. They should really find a way to keep the intro recognizable - even if it's by creating a montage of previous intros over the years with the music cue and "Come on Down". I'm mostly concerned that they make COVID accommodation changes and figure they're good enough and just carry them over into the show when things get back to normal down the road (2021?).
Title: Re: Price Is Right Casting and Resumption of Tapings
Post by: imhomerjay on September 04, 2020, 06:14:47 AM
It’s possible some accommodations/adaptations will be deemed ok to carry over. Keep an open mind. Beyond which, we have no idea when something resembling the previous normal will be.
Title: Re: Price Is Right Casting and Resumption of Tapings
Post by: Wayoshi on September 04, 2020, 11:08:33 PM
Quick update in this ever evolving world:

It turns out that there will be NO AUDIENCE after all. Tapings start September 28th.
does that mean the 30 people in the audience for 3 tapings a day is out?
Title: Re: Price Is Right Casting and Resumption of Tapings
Post by: BillyGr on September 05, 2020, 07:33:03 PM
does that mean the 30 people in the audience for 3 tapings a day is out?

Good question.  It could be a change, or just that there won't be anyone else besides those participating (which 30 makes sense, just in case of last minute substitutes needed).
Title: Re: Price Is Right Casting and Resumption of Tapings
Post by: Spmahn on September 06, 2020, 12:11:33 AM
Quick update in this ever evolving world:

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

Ok, now that’s just gonna be friggen weird, and while I’m morbidly curious about how they will make this work, I’m not actually sure I want to see it. Maybe have a wall of monitors with people on them as the audience similar to how the WWE and the NBA do it now?
Title: Re: Price Is Right Casting and Resumption of Tapings
Post by: blozier2006 on September 06, 2020, 12:39:16 AM
Maybe have a wall of monitors with people on them as the audience similar to how the WWE and the NBA do it now?
If it goes anything like what WWE is going through, then having monitors would actually be worse than having no audience at all.
Title: Re: Price Is Right Casting and Resumption of Tapings
Post by: pricefan18 on September 06, 2020, 02:20:36 AM
If it goes anything like what WWE is going through, then having monitors would actually be worse than having no audience at all.

I'm quite frankly sick to death of anything virtual only at this point, let alone live crowds being replaced by that. I'll never ever accept that as normal, because it's just not.
Title: Re: Price Is Right Casting and Resumption of Tapings
Post by: urbanpreppie0004 on September 06, 2020, 07:06:11 PM
I am too...but one thing everyone has to start accepting is that this will be like this for some time. And the normal we had seven months ago...is probably coming back. At the same time, i am cautiously optimistic that the team at price will do something great until they can get back to partial, and later, full audiences.
Title: Re: Price Is Right Casting and Resumption of Tapings
Post by: crinos43 on September 06, 2020, 08:11:14 PM
If it goes anything like what WWE is going through, then having monitors would actually be worse than having no audience at all.

If they resort to using monitors, hopefully CBS/Fremantle will do a much better job preventing stuff like what we have seen in WWE from happening.
Title: Re: Price Is Right Casting and Resumption of Tapings
Post by: therealcu2010 on September 06, 2020, 08:17:48 PM
If they resort to using monitors, hopefully CBS/Fremantle will do a much better job preventing stuff like what we have seen in WWE from happening.

The major difference would be the fact that Price is prerecorded, so they could easily edit out undesirable audience activities in post. WWE is broadcasting live.

Also wrestling fans are... a different bunch.
Title: Re: Price Is Right Casting and Resumption of Tapings
Post by: COINBOYNYC on September 06, 2020, 10:53:09 PM
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.

They could still have the "come on downs," but instead of from their seat in the audience the contestant will be coming in from outside the studio, the way Bob used to make audience entrances.
Title: Re: Price Is Right Casting and Resumption of Tapings
Post by: PayingTheRent on September 06, 2020, 11:28:21 PM
I have a feeling whatever they’ve come up with will be totally outside the norm of what we’re used to — so much so that there may not even be a “come on down” element to the show.  If I’m the producer, and we’re only limited to having 10, maybe 20 people in the entire studio at a given time, are we going to continue with the same formula that will make the lack of an audience a glaring difference compared to normal?  Or do we take this season and make something completely original with it, even if we’ll be reverting back to the previous format perhaps as early as later this season?  I’d imagine CBS and Fremantle are giving them a ton of leeway to just make something work so they can stop airing reruns.  Why not experiment?  It won’t hurt right now — and heck, maybe they’ll accidentally stumble upon something that works and is worth continuing once the show can fully go back to normal.  Who knows?
Title: Re: Price Is Right Casting and Resumption of Tapings
Post by: EvilChameleon on September 06, 2020, 11:46:24 PM
Why are people so adverse to seeing an empty audience?
Title: Re: Price Is Right Casting and Resumption of Tapings
Post by: PayingTheRent on September 07, 2020, 12:10:23 AM
Why are people so adverse to seeing an empty audience?

I...never said I was adverse to seeing an empty audience.  But I’m also not in charge of producing the show.  If I was, I might be looking for alternatives to showing an empty audience on a show where the audience plays such an important role.
Title: Re: Price Is Right Casting and Resumption of Tapings
Post by: garffreak on September 08, 2020, 10:15:45 PM
They could go back to 1972 and kill the house lights.  Then you can't see the lack of an audience.  In fact, the chase lights and "Door 4" would look pretty awesome in the dark.

You can still call the next contestant on down; they could be standing at the top of the stairs, and then on cue enter the back of the studio.  Then a spotlight follows them down the aisle of the dark audience to Contestant's Row.

They can make it work, it's a matter of how creative they want to be.
Title: Re: Price Is Right Casting and Resumption of Tapings
Post by: Trevor Tuominen on September 08, 2020, 11:23:12 PM
Would it be appropriate for daytime, though? Maybe primetime, but I just don’t feel it would look right in daytime, for some reason.
Title: Re: Price Is Right Casting and Resumption of Tapings
Post by: SeaBreeze341 on September 08, 2020, 11:42:17 PM
I don't even think it would fit in Primetime.  Not today.  Maybe 50 years ago, or, if it happened today, it would have to be evenings on syndication.  Price is so not moving to late night, but it could work late at night.

As mentioned, at the end of the day, it'll come down to how creative they are.  Personally, I'll be fine with what they'll end up doing.  I'll admire some things and dislike others, but I'll understand and respect the show for trying to do everything they can to operate during a pandemic
Title: Re: Price Is Right Casting and Resumption of Tapings
Post by: PimpinJC on September 09, 2020, 07:38:57 PM
I wouldn’t see how they couldn’t do the standard “come on down”: just go the MLB route and fill the audience with cardboard cutouts from the contestants who didn’t get selected.  For the “come on down”, send the next contestant out to a random part of audience before the cameras roll.  Cue Drew asking “who’s the next contestant?”, cut to George calling the next contestant, then do a late cut to the contestant “coming on down” when they get to the aisle (like some shows during the 1970s).  For the first 4 “come on down”, just station the contestants throughout the studio and hold shots on the previous contestant until the next contestant is in the aisle.  Done properly and fast enough, it should blend in smoothly enough and still seem like the regular show.
Title: Re: Price Is Right Casting and Resumption of Tapings
Post by: Trevor Tuominen on September 09, 2020, 08:39:38 PM
What about when only that handful of people are cheering or even showing energy? Especially since the MLB shows the fake crowds from a distance.
Title: Re: Price Is Right Casting and Resumption of Tapings
Post by: imhomerjay on September 09, 2020, 09:42:16 PM
There is no magic solution that someone won’t take issue with. The world has changed for now, perhaps for quite some time to come. There is no reason the team won’t take all factors into consideration and do the best they can within the parameters they have to face.

Audiences are intelligent enough to understand change. A few squeaky wheels, and there will be some, doesn’t change that most of us can shrug things off as just the necessity of the times. Cardboard cutouts, video walls...they all have their pros and cons.

If dimming the lights is what they come up with, fine. If fully illuminated empty chairs are what they come up with, fine. If completely rethinking how things are staged and shot is what they come up with, fine. If an army of sentient robots filling seats is that they come up with, fine. It’s going to be messy and imperfect just like so much else in daily life for so many people.

Title: Re: Price Is Right Casting and Resumption of Tapings
Post by: RatRace10 on September 16, 2020, 11:29:43 AM
So my friend just got a casting interview for Let's Make a Deal. The producers told him that they will be doing the next season with about 10 audience members in-studio, and some games will be played with remote contestants. He was also told that Price is not casting anyone outside of SoCal, so it looks like they're going to stick to doing everything in person.
Title: Re: Price Is Right Casting and Resumption of Tapings
Post by: Wayoshi on September 16, 2020, 08:29:02 PM
Drew has said on an Athletic podcast (sorry, behind paywall) tapings resume October 4th, no audience. Timestamp: 36:30

https://theathletic.com/podcast/25-starkville/?episode=66
Title: Re: Price Is Right Casting and Resumption of Tapings
Post by: Trevor Tuominen on September 16, 2020, 08:38:33 PM
Interesting. So this will be the first time since 1965 that Price will go without contestants being picked from the audience.
Title: Re: Price Is Right Casting and Resumption of Tapings
Post by: SeaBreeze341 on September 16, 2020, 09:53:15 PM
Personally, in my opinion, returning champions (or returning contestants in general) would be a nice thing.  I'm not typically a fan of it, but given the nature of things and the limitations, I can't say that would be a big deal.  Didn't hurt in the original PIR
Title: Re: Price Is Right Casting and Resumption of Tapings
Post by: pricefan18 on September 16, 2020, 09:59:59 PM
Personally, in my opinion, returning champions (or returning contestants in general) would be a nice thing.  I'm not typically a fan of it, but given the nature of things and the limitations, I can't say that would be a big deal.  Didn't hurt in the original PIR

Well it's been done in Australia in the 80's under this format.....(sans a different showcase), so could maybe work...be weird but it could work?
Title: Re: Price Is Right Casting and Resumption of Tapings
Post by: blozier2006 on September 16, 2020, 10:24:13 PM
returning champions (or returning contestants in general) would be a nice thing.  I'm not typically a fan of it
You must really hate Jeopardy! then.
Title: Re: Price Is Right Casting and Resumption of Tapings
Post by: SeaBreeze341 on September 16, 2020, 10:49:39 PM
You must really hate Jeopardy! then.


Nope!  Quite the opposite.  Actually, I think I would hate Jeopardy if they went with a one-and-done format.

In the past I've discussed the nature of returning champions on various gameshows.  They work for some, but not for others (they're good for certain gameshows, not all of them.

Given I grew up in the Barry/Enright era, I admire the "Play Until Someone Beats You" returning champions format.  It's a nice story for someone to retire undefeated, but I've often been curious to see whether or not someone (or a team/family) is that invincible
Title: Re: Price Is Right Casting and Resumption of Tapings
Post by: RatRace10 on September 16, 2020, 11:02:53 PM
Drew has said on an Athletic podcast (sorry, behind paywall) tapings resume October 4th, no audience. Timestamp: 36:30

https://theathletic.com/podcast/25-starkville/?episode=66
The Podcast is on Spotify as well.
Title: Re: Price Is Right Casting and Resumption of Tapings
Post by: swoodworth1977 on September 16, 2020, 11:22:46 PM
A link would be nice.  I'd like to hear it.

All this said, "necessity breeds invention".  Regardless of opinion, these folks are experts in their field.  They'll figure out what they can do to keep things as close to "normal" as possible while still following regulatory rules and not to mention taking into account the public's personal differences of opinion on what "safe" means. 

I'm pretty impressed with Wheel's and Jeopardy's alterations.  I realize Price isn't the same format, but their formats are completely adaptable.
Title: Re: Price Is Right Casting and Resumption of Tapings
Post by: RatRace10 on September 16, 2020, 11:57:55 PM
https://open.spotify.com/episode/7soSjpP6alr1XMOp2YYZGx
Title: Re: Price Is Right Casting and Resumption of Tapings
Post by: EaglesWings4500 on September 29, 2020, 11:32:14 PM
Thanks for posting
Title: Re: Price Is Right Casting and Resumption of Tapings
Post by: GobGlom on September 30, 2020, 12:19:16 PM
The 50's and 60's era version would have been easy to modify, just make the table longer...
Title: Re: Price Is Right Casting and Resumption of Tapings
Post by: Eddie on October 20, 2020, 11:49:44 PM
Mark Your calenders.  Price will start airing on November 16th.

https://www.priceisright.com/calendar/