Press Your Luck (2019)

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Press Your Luck
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Premiere special premiere
June 11, 2019
regular premiere
June 12, 2019
Airs Sundays at 9PM
Creator Bill Carruthers
Based on the original series created by
Jan McCormack
Host Elizabeth Banks
Network ABC
Style 60-minute game show
Company Brownstone Productions,
Fremantle North America,
Blue Orbit Inc.
Seasons 2
Episodes 8 (through season 1)
Status Currently airing season 2
Origin USA

Press Your Luck, a remake of the 80s game show, is a game of wits, strategy and even higher stakes as contestants try to avoid the iconic and devilish WHAMMY for a chance at life-changing cash and prizes. During each game, three contestants compete against each other answering questions to earn spins on the Big Board. Contestants then use their spins to win cash and prizes while trying to avoid the WHAMMY, who could take all of their winnings and leave them with nothing. The winning contestant moves on to the All-New Bonus Round to face the WHAMMY in a final battle for the chance to win a fortune.

The first part of the game is vintage Press Your Luck as contestants are asked questions. Players with a correct answer buzzing in gets three spins, while the other two get one spin for getting a correct answer on multiple choice. Four questions are played in each round. The players face the Big Board where the money and prize values are significantly larger. The top money window is $5,000 in round one and $10,000 in round two. As usual, landing on a Whammy wipes out contestants' accumulated wealth and four Whammys knock a player out of the game.

The winner keeps any money and prizes and plays a bonus game, taking spins in up to six rounds. Five spins must be taken in the first, four in the second, and so on. The "Big Bucks" window increases exponentially with each round as do the prizes (select ones tailored to the contestant) and the Whammies. The contestant may stop after each round and leave with what he/she has with the winnings reduced to zero upon hitting a Whammy. Should the contestant reach the final round, the Big Bucks Bonanza goes into effect with $100,000 + One Spin and every Big Bucks value in the bonus round placed on the board. Winnings in the front game are not at risk. Four Whammies end the bonus game. If the contestant reaches a score of $500,000, it is automatically increased to a total of $1 million.

The Whammies used on the special preview premiere were the Bachelor, Oprah Winfrey, Crocodile Dundee, the Wicked Queen from Snow White, Short order cook Whammy, Mission: Impossible, "Kiss your money goodbye," and the Jackhammer Whammy (from the original show). Season two saw the return of two windows from the original show, "Add-A-One" and "Double Your $$ + One Spin" (this will reflect only cash accumulations while prize values will remain undoubled).

Contents

Crew

Member Role Duration
Support Staff 1 2
Neil Ross Announcer * *
Frank Welker Whammy voices * *

Seasons

Season  Premiere Finale #
ABC
Season One June 12, 2019 August 7, 2019 8
Season Two May 31, 2020

In-Depth

DVD Releases

There are no DVD releases for this show.

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