“The Price is Right” currently holds the record for the longest-running game show in television history, having run for 50 seasons since the current version premiered in 1972 (via Fox News) — an earlier version aired from 1956 to 1965. While it’s by no means a secret that “The Price is Right” has been on the air for decades, it’s still a little surprising to realize how long the show has been on the air, and indeed, everything that the show accomplished at the time.
Speaking of the game show’s endurance over such a long time, ‘The Price is Right’ model Rachel Reynolds told Fox News that a lot of it is about changing over time in terms of the prizes offered. , while remaining faithful to the same basic concept. “We’ve really been able to follow the trend of new prices and what people want today,” she said. “But it’s still the same game show – you still have to know the price of that laptop or that iPhone.”
Meanwhile, “The Price is Right” has released a mind-blowing 9,300 episodes, but has somehow only gone through two hosts: Bob Barker (who retired in 2007) and Drew Carey, who continues to host at this day (via IMDb). Considering how well the series has adapted to the modern era (while still staying true to the original concept that made it so popular in the first place), we have to imagine that “The Price is Right” isn’t planning on slowing down anytime soon. so soon, and in all likelihood, the aforementioned record will only grow bigger and bigger as time goes on.