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A contestant and host Bob Barker during "The Price Is Right" million dollar spectacular.

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Longest-Running Game Show

"The Price is Right" premiered on the CBS network in 1972, and 41 years later it remains the longest-running game show in U.S. history. To put this in perspective, consider that the second-longest-running game show in history is "What's My Line?" which ran for 18 years. "The Price is Right" blew past that milestone in 1990, a full two years before Miley Cyrus was born.

For the first 35 years, the show was hosted by debonair animal rights activist Bob Barker. In 2007, he handed the reins over to comedian Drew Carey, who has been telling contestants to "come on down" ever since. The show will wrap up a nationwide contestant search for its 42nd season in Chicago on Sept. 12, according to a press release.

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