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Season 52 (2023-2024)[]

Pricing game calendar for Season 52, hosted by Scorpz.


Week 1 (2,028 – 030xL): September 25, 28, 27, 26, 29

  • Originally scheduled for September 25-29.
  • Monday's show, which offers a trip to Hawaii, begins with a cold open that sees Drew explaining that the show was taped before the devastating wildfires that occurred on Maui during the summer. He directs anyone wishing to help the victims to visit RedCross.org/CBS; the Red Cross's phone number, 1-800-REDCROSS, is also shown onscreen.
  • Monday's show sees the full debut on the new studio. As the set was more or less brought over whole cloth from Television City, most of the changes involve the audience and Contestants' Row. Most notably, the audience is now level with the stage instead of being sunken; to accommodate this, raised bars topped by light bulbs are placed on the floor around the front of the audience, replicating the row of lights at the edge of the stage in Studio 33. The Contestants' Row displays are now built into a wall of podiums with six segments, one square one for each display and one slanted one on either end; the podiums and slanted areas each have screens on them that show roughly the same graphics as the Turntable screens. The light bars jut out in front of the edges of the new Contestants' Row, forming a path to the stage and maintaining the illusion that winning contestants are still "coming up the stairs." The walls of the audience are also redesigned; instead of having one light strip that runs the entire length of the audience and skirts around Door #4, the left-hand, back, and right-hand walls each having two light strips that ring the area, with a long, blue bar cutting across their centers. The bar is cut in half by Door #4, and the TPIR signs are attached to it in the corners of the studio; like most of the lights in the audience, it is also capable of changing colors, although it rarely does so. The light columns and G-T asterisks are also laid out somewhat differently than they had been before and are now capable of cycling through various colors (which the latter do slowly throughout the show), and the box seats and the raised stage are not present at all. The light columns, light bars (including the large one), and asterisks also appear to change to mainly red and yellow during certain games, although by virtue of it occurring during games, this is rarely seen on-camera.
  • In addition to the new studio itself being smaller than Studio 33, the Haven Studios complex also provides significantly less convenient storage space than Television City. As such, Price regularly tapes three shows each day this season, with the first two generally being relatively near to each other in the episode sequence and the third falling several weeks later and reusing a substantial amount of prizes and games from the first two. People in the audience for the first two tapings are actively excluded from the third, as it would become far too easy for them to provide contestants with prices. This causes a number of set changes to temporarily revert during the course of the season. The "third show weeks" will be noted when possible.
  • The storage situation also appears to have caused the show to temporarily stop using certain props that aren't explicitly necessary; most notably, the Tugboat does not appear this season until March 27.
  • On Monday, the show goes back to having a full audience, although as the new studio is smaller than Studio 33, a "full audience" now holds only about 170 people as opposed to the approximately 325 that could fit in Television City.
  • On Monday, as the show is no longer taping in the Bob Barker Studio, the opening spiel is changed to, "Here it comes! From Hollywood, television's most exciting hour! It's The Price Is Right!"
  • Monday's opening ends with, "You are the first four contestants in our new studio as we kick off Season 52 of The Price Is Right!"
  • On Monday, the Contestants' Row seat covers, which have not been seen since Season 48, are modified to have the shape of a Turntable screen behind the dollar sign.
  • Beginning on Monday, a number of lighted set pieces appear to change to softer hues; this is actually a side effect of the new studio having a different lighting grid than Studio 33, which causes the props to look different on-camera. The difference is most immediately noticeable on the frames of the Big Doors, whose light strips seem to be much lighter; the default setting of Door #1's strip in particular frequently looks yellow instead of orange. Aside from these, the change tends to be most pronounced with blue lights; Rat Race's track lights in particular are so greatly affected that they seem to be merely a slightly different shade of gray than the tracks themselves. The new grid also causes the white text on the Showcase podiums to appear to be tinted gold. Additionally, the altered lighting has a profound effect on Bargain Game early in the season, making it look as though the backgrounds for the bargain prices and the differences are now both red on certain episodes.
  • Beginning on Monday, the G-T asterisk between Door #1 and Door #2 is noticeably askew; it was likely knocked off-kilter while being moved out of Television City.
  • Beginning on Monday, the dollar sign statue between the Turntable and Door #1 is white.
  • On Monday, the text "52 Years" appears on the center-left and center-right Turntable screens.
  • On Monday, all remaining COVID protocols are rescinded.
  • On Monday, all six Barker's Beauties are present.
  • On Monday, Golden Road uses the mid-'90s Plinko harps.
  • On Monday, the Turntable walls stop changing to different colors for each Item up for Bids; they now remain purple throughout most of the show, with the light strips on the "doorframe" and the spinning panel defaulting to light blue (although they revert to purple during the Showcase). The walls' standard color schemes for several pricing games also change at this time, and they now turn green when a double showcase win occurs.
  • On Monday, the Race Game Curtain is redesigned to have two separate pieces, with the diamonds containing the dollar signs and G-T asterisks hanging in front of the main curtain.
  • Beginning on Monday, with the COVID protocols gone, the Barker's Beauties once again remove Plinko chips that have been won from their small prize podiums and hand them to the contestant.
  • On Monday, with the COVID protocols gone, the contestants go back to lining up normally at the Big Wheel.
  • On Monday, Card Game's monitor briefly shuts off while the car is being driven out.
  • Monday's show establishes that in spite of the COVID protocols being gone, Card Game's cards continue to be spread out on the table before the game begins.
  • On Monday, the practice of Barker's Beauties taking Items up for Bids into Contestants' Row, which had been discontinued during the COVID pandemic, is reinstated.
  • On Monday, with the COVID protocols gone, the Showcase podiums revert to their original staging from the first 48 seasons, and Drew stands next to them instead of hosting the Showcase from across the Turntable. Additionally, the price envelopes go back to being placed in their holders on the Showcase podiums.
  • On Monday, during the Showcase, the "52 Years" text takes the place of the TPIR logo on the center Turntable screen.
  • On Monday, a record prop with the "50 Years" logo on it is mistakenly used in the first showcase.
  • On Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, George's calldown window stops shrinking at a much larger size than usual.
  • On Tuesday, after contestant Blake bids $70 on the second item in Cliff Hangers, the mountain climber stops on 25, to the shock of Drew and the entire audience; it turned out, though, that the game's mechanics had simply gotten stuck, and he soon continues over the cliff.
  • On Tuesday, Most Expen$ive's carpet logo is not used; the staff was likely initially unable to make it fit in the smaller space behind Door #2 in the new studio.
  • Starting on Tuesday, the center Turntable screen has no logo graphics during the Showcase, presumably since the logo would no longer be centered between the contestants; however, the logo does begin to fly back onto the center screen during Drew's sign-off, as it had for most of Season 48.
  • Tuesday's show establishes that when the new Contestants' Row appears during the Showcase, all four displays are blue with light blue borders.
  • On Wednesday and Thursday, only one Barker's Beauty, James, is present. This leads to a number of changes in how the episodes are presented, as follows:
    • With no female models present to do the hand-off, Drew enters already holding his microphone.
    • On Thursday, George models during Switch?.
    • On Thursday, the Dice Game table is already in place when the game is revealed.
  • On Wednesday and Thursday, the first two shows taped in the new studio, the logo does not appear on the center Turntable screen during Drew's sign-off.
  • Wednesday's show features the first full credit roll with the new graphics and establishes that George's credit is no longer shown separately from all the others.
  • On Thursday, the price of the second Item up for Bids is written on a card intended for the sixth Item up for Bids and vice versa.
  • On Thursday, the lights on the frames of the Big Doors do not turn red during the second Showcase Showdown.
  • On Friday, Punch a Bunch uses the mid-'90s Plinko harps.
  • On Friday, the prices in One Wrøng Price are changed to a wider font.
  • Friday's first showcase includes a plug for Drew's Friday Night Freakout radio show.


Week 2 (2,029 – 031xL): October 2-6 + Monday night

  • The Price Is Right at Night 24: Survivor Superfans (#061SP) airs on Monday night.
Daytime
  • On Monday, It's in the Bag's "$16,000" sign is done away with; in its place, the sign's text is shown against a purple background on the large trip screen, which is flanked by two vertical trip screens showing closeups of the sign's green sparkles.
  • On Monday, during come on downs, the Turntable lights cascade in the same manner as they do during the opening.
  • On Monday, Drew plugs that night's primetime special during his sign-off.
  • On Tuesday, Most Expen$ive's carpet logo returns after being absent for one playing; to make room for it, the prizes are now staged slightly but noticeably closer together.
  • The taping of Tuesday's show was interrupted by a power outage during Act 5 that caused a three-hour-long stopdown. The electricity went out in the middle of the prize descriptions for Any Number; when taping finally resumed, the show picked up with the contestant coming up onstage from Contestants' Row, and a different prize and a different set of car options were brought in for Any Number so as to avoid the chance of anyone somehow looking up the prices during the stopdown. While the electricity was out, the audience was allowed out of the studio, and their cell phones, which are always kept in storage by the staff during tapings, were returned; once it became obvious that the power would not be restored quickly, members of the audience who did not want to wait out the stopdown were allowed to leave with the promise of expedited admission to a future taping. When taping finally resumed, the audience was filled with a combination of those who had not left and people who were waiting in line for the next taping; this is first briefly noticeable in reaction shots during the first Showcase Showdown, which is taped out of order after the sixth game, but becomes more obvious during the second half of Act 5 and even moreso during Act 6.
  • As of Tuesday, the dollar sign statue between the Turntable and Door #1 no longer turns green during Hot Seat and Time I$ Møney.
  • On Tuesday, Hot Seat's "think" music plays all the way to the end instead of being cut off after the contestant makes his last button press.
  • On Wednesday, a shot of Drew addressing contestant Joseph during the third Item up for Bids is edited into the corresponding portion of the second Item up for Bids; as a result, he briefly appears to be holding the wrong envelope during Act 2. Oddly, this video is not seen during Act 3, although the audio of Drew addressing the contestant does appear to be identical.
  • On Wednesday, the price of Bonus Game's prize package is not announced.
  • On Wednesday, Drew explains during One Away that the Mighty Sound Effects Lady is not actually "in the back" in the new studio, but rather "upstairs;" he then elaborates that they're "in the back, and then a couple feet down, and then up some stairs, and in a cubbyhole up there."
  • On Thursday, in honor of World Teacher's Day, the "wrong price" in Cover Up is pictures of various classroom items.
  • Thursday's credits include a disclaimer reading, "This episode was recorded before our friend and former host, Bob Barker, passed away on August 26, 2023." This stems from contestant Jamison's shirt, which read, "I've waited my whole life to see Bob Drew."
  • Beginning on Friday, the lights on the Turntable wall turn green and blue during Shell Game; prior to this, they had turned green and red.
Primetime
  • This special is the first primetime show in the new studio. As with the daytime show, the move out of Television City brings about several changes specific to the primetime set:
    • The light rings around the audience are gold, as had been the light strip in Studio 33 that they replaced.
    • The G-T asterisks around the audience fluctuate through various shades of gold and silver.
    • The light strips on the new Contestants' Row are gold.
    • The G-T asterisks between the Big Doors are gold.
    • The fronts of the Turntable stairs are blue, green, and blue.
    • George's podium is blue.
  • The above aside, this special is a celebration of the 45th series of Survivor, which premiered last Wednesday night. Everyone in the audience is a Survivor superfan. Additionally, the following aspects of this episode are different than usual:
    • Door #4's background is a nighttime scene of a tropical island viewed from offshore.
    • The opening ends with, "You are the first four Survivor superfans on The Price Is Right at Night!" The contestants called during the body of the show are told, "You're the next Survivor superfan on The Price Is Right at Night!"
    • The screens on the Contestants' Row wall show a panoramic variant of Door #4's background; each screen's border is tinted green, and the four screens below the main displays show grass along the bottom and the Series 45 Survivor logo in the center.
    • Drew's entrance is backed by tropical scenery and a set of prize backdrops showing the ocean at sunset instead of the Barker Wall.
    • The set is decorated for the special.
    • The Turntable screens and George's display show a variant of the background from Door #4; George's display and the center-left and center-right Turntable screens also show the Survivor wordmark. As with the logo on the center screen, the wordmarks on the Turntable screens are not present during the Showcase.
    • After the opening, the audience's light columns and light bar turn seafoam green, and all of its G-T asterisks turn gold.
    • After the opening, the lights on the Turntable all turn blue (with the exception of the second step and the light strip on the front side of the spinning panel, which are green). The lights revert to their behavior from the opening during come on downs.
    • The prices of the Items up for Bids are written on folded cards like those used on Survivor.
    • Punch a Bunch's frequency chart is redone with Survivor graphics.
    • Punch a Bunch's $50,000 bill shows Drew in a Survivor cap.
    • In Punch a Bunch, the hole covers on the Punchboard show the Series 45 Survivor logo.
    • Punch a Bunch's slips are redone with the same Survivor graphics as the prices of the Items up for Bids.
    • Jeff Probst appears during the third and sixth games to introduce Survivor-related twists:
      • In Punch a Bunch, Jeff announces that there are four "hidden advantages" in the Punchboard; these turn out to be the four Second Chance slips, which make their first appearance in the game since Season 39.
      • In Pass the Buck, Jeff appears with an Immunity Idol that he offers the contestant if they can find a picture of it hidden on the gameboard with one of the prizes; earning the idol gives the contestant immunity from the next Lose Everything they uncover.
    • During the Showcase Showdowns, Jeff Probst stands at a Tribal Council area next to the Big Wheel; as contestants are eliminated, he tells them that "The Wheel has spoken" and snuffs out a torch for them.
    • In addition to the above, Jeff Probst helps to present the second showcase, which is themed around his show.
    • Survivor music plays during the outros from Act 3, Act 6, and both Showcase Showdowns (the first four segments that involve Jeff Probst).
  • Starting with this primetime episode, the white logo from the daytime show flies onto the screen at the beginning of the opening instead of the gold logo from Season 50.
  • The primetime opening is shortened to, "Here it come! From Hollywood, it's The Price Is Right at Night!"
  • All six pricing games are played for cash, with those that normally offer being played for a larger prize than usual:
    • Safe Crackers is played for $20,000. Obviously, the total value of the prize package is not announced for this playing.
    • Bullseye is played for $15,000.
    • Punch a Bunch, as noted above, is played for $50,000, with five $500 slips, 10 $1,000 slips, 15 $2,500 slips, 15 $5,000 slips, four $10,000 slips, and one $50,000 slip.
    • Pick-a-Pair is played for $25,000.
    • Plinko is played for $100,000, with the center slot's value increased to $20,000; the lower prizes are also raised to $500, $1,000, and $2,500.
    • Pass the Buck is played for $30,000, with that amount functioning as the "car;" each of the normal cash awards is also increased by $1,000 (for values of $2,000, $4,000, and $6,000). While the game is announced as being played for $40,000, this is actually the total amount of money that can be won by playing the game perfectly.
    • As of this episode, the left-hand and right-hand clear backdrops are removed from Bargain Game. On this episode only, a third, smaller pillar backdrop is also placed next to the usual one behind the second prize.
  • On this episode, which was taped later than the surrounding daytime shows, the small prize backdrops for Punch a Bunch and Plinko, which are actually the front and back of a single prop, are not used; the backdrop makes one final appearance in each game on the daytime show after this episode, as well as an additional appearance in a "third show week" Plinko, before being done away with permanently.
  • On this episode, the "20" in Plinko's center slot is elongated, and all of the zeroes except for those in the 0 slots are scrunched, similarly to the original appearance of the $10,000 slot.
  • During Act 6, one of the squares on right side of Door #3 burns out; whether intentionally or not, this side of the door is not shown again for the rest of the episode.


Week 3 (2,030 – 032xL): October 9-13 + Monday night and night of Monday, October 23

  • The Price Is Right at Night 25: The Amazing Race Superfans (#062SP) airs on Monday night.
  • The Price Is Right at Night 26: Grandparents (#063SP) airs on the night of Monday, October 23.
  • Primetime shows originally scheduled for Monday and Friday nights.
  • Primetime shows originally rescheduled for Monday night and night of Friday, October 27.
Daytime
  • On Monday, Tuesday, and Friday, the price of the second Item up for Bids is written on a card intended for the sixth Item up for Bids and vice versa; on Friday, this is also true for the third and fifth Items up for Bids.
  • Beginning on Monday, the dollar sign statue between the Turntable and Door #1 turns light blue during Race Game.
  • On Monday, Race Game's lever does not immediately produce a number the second time the contestant pulls it; fortunately, the number it shows once it does work leaves no doubt of what the correct answers are.
  • On Monday, Drew plugs that night's primetime special during his sign-off.
  • On Tuesday, the price of Hole in One's car is not announced.
  • Tuesday's credits include a disclaimer reading, "This episode was recorded before our friend and former host, Bob Barker, passed away on August 26, 2023." This stems from a discussion Drew had about Bob's golfing skills during Hole in One.
  • On Wednesday, Eazy az 1 2 3's left-hand and right-hand backdrops are removed, presumably due to the new studio having less space behind the Big Doors.
  • On Wednesday, Drew accidentally drops and breaks one of Bullseye's arrows.
  • On Wednesday, Side by Side returns to its original staging for playings at the Big Doors, sitting between Door #1 and Door #2.
  • On Wednesday, Balance Game is played for a car.
  • On Wednesday, 1/2 Off's zigzag backdrops are removed, presumably due to the new studio having less space behind the Big Doors.
  • On Thursday, Temptation does not open with a close-up of the board.
  • On Thursday, the extensions of the Pathfinder board that were added for social distancing during Season 49 are reduced to about half of their original length.
  • On Thursday, the lights on the frames of the Big Doors do not turn red during the second Showcase Showdown.
  • On Friday, Drew plugs the "Girls' Night Out" primetime special, which is aired out of order that night, during his sign-off.
Primetime Monday
  • This special is a celebration the 35th series of The Amazing Race, which began on September 27. Everyone in the audience is an Amazing Race superfan, and, in keeping with the theme of that show, the contestants are teams of two people. Additionally, the following aspects of this episode are different than usual:
    • Door #4's background is a shot of the Earth from outer space. A panoramic version of this graphic is also displayed across the wall of Contestants' Row, with the Amazing Race logo beneath each display.
    • The opening ends with, "You are the first four teams of Amazing Race superfans on The Price Is Right at Night!" The contestants called during the body of the show are told, "You're the next team of Amazing Race superfans on The Price Is Right at Night!"
    • The set is decorated for the special.
    • The center-left and center-right Turntable screens and George's display show Amazing Race logo backed by the globe from Door #4.
    • The prices of the Items up for Bids are on large price tags in envelopes that Drew removes from a Clue Box in front of the Turntable.
    • When contestants come up onstage, their names and relationship are shown in an Amazing Race-style graphic.
    • Phil Keoghan appears several times throughout the show:
      • He serves an extra model during Rat Race and Cliff Hangers.
      • During the Showcase Showdowns, he stands next to the Big Wheel to inform the losing teams that they "have been eliminated from this special edition of The Price Is Right." After the spinning is finished, he hands the winners an Express Pass to the Showcase.
      • He helps to present the second showcase, which is themed around his show.
    • Rat Race's name is temporarily changed to "The Amazing Rat Race."
    • The rat racer is dressed as an Amazing Race contestant and is wearing a backpack instead of carrying a briefcase.
    • The rats in Rat Race are wearing backpacks.
    • Amazing Race music plays during the outros from Act 3, Act 6, and both Showcase Showdowns (the first four segments that involve Phil Keoghan).
    • The Big Wheel carpet is replaced with a Pit Stop carpet.
    • In keeping with the Amazing Race theme, all of the groceries in Hi Lo have countries in their names.
    • Cover Up's "wrong price" is a series of Amazing Race graphics, with the center of Door #4 as the "hundreds digit."
    • In Cliff Hangers, the mountain climber is dressed as an Amazing Race contestant.
    • The prices of the showcases are in Amazing Race envelopes.
  • The gold opening logo is used instead of the regular one.
  • Beginning with this episode, the dollar signs on the extra Contestants' Row seat covers on team episodes are yellow; they had been blue on the seat covers used up through Season 48.
  • As of this episode, the gold glitter is removed from the primetime Barker Wall's dollar sign.
  • The G-T asterisk between the Door #1 and Door #2 is silver, and the one between Door #2 and Door #3 is gold; this is established as their new standard appearance for primetime episodes.
  • The light on the middle step of the Turntable is gold, and the other steps are blue; this is established as their new standard appearance for primetime episodes.
  • For no apparent reason, Drew and the contestants walk up to the Turntable before Cliff Hangers.
Primetime Friday
  • This special features contestants playing alongside a grandparent.
  • This episode's opening ends with, "You are the first eight contestants as we celebrate amazing grandparents on The Price Is Right at Night!"
  • The Contestants' Row wall shows the starfield from the Turntable screens; this is established as its standard primetime appearance for shows without special graphics.
  • Grand Game is played for $40,000, with the lower prize values adjusted accordingly.


Week 4 (2,031 – 033xL): October 16-20 + Friday night

  • The Price Is Right at Night 27: Mothers-in-Law (#064SP) airs on Friday night.
Daytime
  • On Monday, the second and third spinners are lined up incorrectly at the beginning of the second Showcase Showdown. Drew corrects the error before either of them spins.
  • On Tuesday, thanks to the reduced space behind the Big Doors, the Barker Wall can be seen to the left of Triple Play's third car.
  • Tuesday's credits include a disclaimer reading, "This episode was recorded before our friend and former host, Bob Barker, passed away on August 26, 2023." This stems from contestant Majed, who had been on the show twice before and makes numerous references to Bob.
  • On Thursday, Take Two's prize labels are not covered when the game is revealed.
  • Thursday's fourth Item up for Bids, a Onewheel electric skateboard, was recalled after the episode was taped; the credits include a note that the winner was awarded cash in its place.
  • On Thursday, new price tag graphics are introduced for Clock Game that are smaller and have silver numbers and more realistic shading.
  • Thursday's credits include a disclaimer reading, "This episode was recorded before our friend and former host, Bob Barker, passed away on August 26, 2023." This stems from contestant Jeffrey's shirt, which read, "I've waited my whole life to see Bob Drew."
  • On Friday, the backdrop for Punch a Bunch's small prizes is permanently done away with.
  • On Friday, the non-numbered backdrops are removed from Most Expen$ive, allowing the carpet logo to be used without needing to clump the prizes together.
  • On Friday, Most Expen$ive's standard blue/orange prize bases are replaced with a different set of bases with the same shape but varying designs; older bases in several other areas of the show were also switched out for these new ones around this time, but Most Expen$ive was the only game in which the old bases were dedicated set pieces.
  • On Friday, Drew's explanation of Bargain Game is briefly sidelined by Manuela removing one of her high heels and using it to kill a fly that has landed on the game; according to her subsequent discussion with Rachel and Drew, this was the third one she had killed in the studio that day, which explains her exasperated, "Oh, my God!" upon noticing it. The show goes to commercial from this act on a shot of the dead fly on the game's base.
  • On Friday, the force of the final price reveal in Stack the Deck knocks the card for the fourth digit onto the floor.
  • On Friday, Check Game uses its two-tag price reveal despite the prize being in Door #2.
  • On Friday, Drew plugs that night's primetime special during his sign-off.
Primetime
  • This special features teams of a married person and their mother-in-law. The following aspects of this episode are different than usual:
    • The opening ends with, "You are the first eight contestants as we find out if mother-in-law really does know best on The Price Is Right at Night!"
    • Alexis and James are accompanied by their mothers-in-law, Terri Perry and Robyn Gooley, during the first Item up for Bids; the mothers-in-law also help the Beauties to present the second showcase. Terri and Robyn are listed as "Special Guests" in the credits.
    • The two-person chair is used for Hot Seat. Notably, the extensions to the button podium that usually accompanied this in the past are not used from this episode onward.
  • Hot Seat is played for $50,000, with the four lower prize levels worth the normal value of the next level.
  • The Match Game/Hollywood Squares Hour theme is used for That's Too Much!.


Week 5 (2,032 – 034xL): October 23-27 + night of Friday, October 13

  • The Price Is Right at Night 28: Girls' Night Out (#065SP) airs on the night of Friday, October 13.
  • Primetime show originally scheduled for Friday night, October 27.
Daytime
  • This week is the first of the "third show weeks" noted in Week 1; the episodes were taped alongside Weeks 1 and 2.
    • This becomes slightly muddled with Thursday's show, which was scheduled to be taped after #0312L and #0301L; thanks to the power outage and ensuing three-hour stopdown during the day's first taping, the third taping ended up being cancelled. It appears to have ended up being rescheduled for sometime near the taping of #0324L, as it recycles prizes from both that episode and the first two (which was presumably not the original plan).
  • On Monday, the price of the second Item up for Bids is written on a card intended for the sixth Item up for Bids and vice versa.
  • On Monday, Drew plugs the "Grandparents" primetime special, which is aired out of order that night, during his sign-off. The plug occurs while Drew is off-camera and was fairly obviously edited in; it was presumably taken from Friday's show, as the special was originally planned to air out of order that night.
  • A substantial amount of Tuesday's Shopping Spree was edited out of the show after an apparent misunderstanding on contestant Jamila's part over how the game is intended to progress. After Drew explained that the way to win the game was to pick the three most expensive prizes, Jamila declared, "The golf clubs are the cheapest one." Drew, not expecting this response, asked, "So you're picking the golf clubs?" This resulted in a stopdown and a discussion between Adam and S&P, who eventually decided to pick up tape after the prize descriptions and have Drew explain the game again. This proved ineffective, though, as after he finished, Jamila immediately declared, "The golf clubs are the cheapest one," again, causing a second stopdown. Ultimately, Jamila was more or less instructed that to avoid any further confusion, if she thought the golf clubs were the prize that needed not to be picked, she should follow along with Drew's prompts and complete the game without actually mentioning the golf clubs.
  • On Wednesday, only one Barker's Beauty, James, is present. This leads to a number of changes in how the episodes are presented, as follows:
    • With no female models present to do the hand-off, Drew enters already holding his microphone.
    • George models during Switch?.
    • The Dice Game table is already in place when the game is revealed.
  • On Wednesday, George's calldown window stops shrinking at a much larger size than usual.
  • On Wednesday, the logo does not appear on the center Turntable screen during Drew's sign-off.
  • On Thursday, the backdrop for Plinko's small prizes is permanently done away with.
  • On Friday, for no apparent reason, a white rope can be seen hanging down from the right side of Bonus Game.
  • On Friday, the lights on the frames of the Big Doors do not turn red during the second Showcase Showdown.
Primetime
  • This special is themed as a girls' night out; everyone in the audience is female, and contestants play in teams of three friends. Additionally, the following aspects of this episode are different than usual:
    • Instead of reading out each contestant's full name during come on downs, George simply calls their first names.
    • The opening ends with, "You are the first 12 contestants as we celebrate girls' night out on The Price Is Right at Night!"
    • To keep the episode's theme from becoming awkward, only one car game, Triple Play, is played, and one cash game is played in each half instead of the other way around.
    • It's in the Bag is played for $48,000, with all of the usual prize amounts tripled.
    • 1/2 Off is played for $30,000, triple its normal prize. It is unknown whether the bonus for winning all of the small prizes was also tripled to $3,000.


Week 6 (2,033 – 035xL): October 30-November 3

  • On Monday, Devin drops the box the 1/2 Off contestant has selected while placing it on the podium, although he catches it before it can come open; while this does not end up affecting the game's final reveal, it does put a large scratch in the podium's paint.
  • On Monday, the price of the second Item up for Bids is written on a card intended for the sixth Item up for Bids and vice versa.
  • On Monday, the "flipped" version of the first two numbers falls out of Flip Flop while Drew is demonstrating the game. While he never quite manages to reinsert it properly, he does get it wedged into the prop well enough for it not to fall out again on the air.
  • Tuesday's show is a Halloween episode themed as a professional wrestling event. Everyone in the cast is dressed as though they were in the WWE: "'One Dollar Drew' Carey" wears a muscle suit and more or less emulates Hulk Hogan; "Alexis Gaubestopper" appears as a "diva;" "Gentleman George Gray," or "Triple G," wears a Vince McMahon wig and a Rod Roddy jacket; Manuela and Amber function as the tag team of "Thunder" and "Lightning," known collectively as "The Storm;" and James "Bad Day, Mate" O'Halloran dresses as a boomerang-wielding Australian thug. Additionally, the following aspects of this episode are different than usual:
    • George announces the entire show in a deeper, over the top voice.
    • The opening ends with, "You are the first four contenders as we celebrate Halloween on The Price Is Right!" Contestants called during the body of the show are told, "You're the next contender on The Price Is Right!"
    • During the opening, the theme is replaced with dramatic wrestling music. Similar music is also played for various prize plugs throughout the course of the show.
    • The entire set is decorated as a wrestling ring.
    • Drew's entrance is flanked by flares on the floor.
    • Except for during the opening, most of the lights on the set either stay on or fluctuate between red and yellow. Unusually, this includes the light strip around the audience.
    • An extra pair of G-T asterisks is placed on the floor in front of the asterisk lights between the Big Doors.
    • George introduces Drew as "Your host, the pride of Cleveland and your reigning Prize-a-Mania champion: It's Drew 'One Dollar' Carey!" The word "Carey" is given a long, dramatic echo.
    • Drew's entrance is backed by a blue light burst backdrop instead of the Barker Wall.
    • Drew enters already holding a prop microphone, which he promptly breaks in half over his knee; Alexis then hands him his real mic as usual when he walks in front of the Turntable. He breaks another mic over his knee after the seventh contestant comes on down.
    • Except during the opening, the Turntable screens, the Contestants' Row wall, Door #4, and George's display all the show the audience from a pro wrestling match.
    • The center Turntable screen, Door #4, and George's display show a championship belt with a gold TPIR logo on a silver background. The belt also has gold Pricedown dollar signs against silver Turntable screens.
    • The yellow and green Contestants' Row displays become a second pair of red and blue displays, although they have their normal colors during the opening.
    • Drew hosts most of the show by shouting.
    • George announces the show with an overhead mic.
    • George says hello to Mama "Mad Dog" Mai.
    • A physical championship belt similar but not identical to the graphical one is shown off at several points during the episode. At the end of the show, it is given to the Showcase winner.
    • When The Storm is introduced during the first Item up for Bids, thunderclaps can be heard; this also occurs with them at various other points throughout the show.
    • George says during the first Item up for Bids that Thunder and Lightning are "known for killing flies and modeling a prize," a stealth reference to October 20's Bargain Game incident.
    • Cover Up's "wrong price" is a wrestling ring with the ropes used in studio and the logo from the championship belt in the center.
    • Drew's picture on Punch a Bunch's $25,000 bill is him in his wrestler costume with flames behind him.
    • Drew refers to Punch a Bunch as "just 'Punch!'" and the Big Wheel as "the Wheel of Pain."
    • In keeping with Drew's character name, every game in the second half involves either Drew Dollars or dollar bills.
    • Act 5 opens with James and Drew beating up George; George then breathlessly calls down the eighth contestant.
    • Drew and James make a show of the last bag in Balance Game (which is obviously initially attached to the table) being too heavy for James to lift; Drew eventually does it for him after kicking sand in his face.
    • The G-T asterisks on the Showcase podiums are red.
    • The non-blue Contestants' Row displays do not become blue during the Showcase.
    • George signs off as "Gentleman George Gray."
    • The cast gets into a brawl during the credits; George gets his revenge on James, and the final shot of the episode is Manuela strangling Drew.
  • On Tuesday, as mentioned above, four Barker's Beauties are present.
  • On Tuesday, while in-character as a pro wrestler, Drew kicks the Cover Up board to do the price reveal and actually moves it a fair distance.
  • On Tuesday, for reasons unknown, one of Punch a Bunch's $2,500 slips has considerably smaller text than usual.
  • On Tuesday, the Drew and James's antics at the end of Balance Game noticeably jar open a door on the back of the prize bag's podium.
  • On Tuesday, Drew mistakenly refers to "Alexis Gaubestopper" as "Alexis Gaubesmack" during the second Showcase Showdown.
  • On Thursday, the wire that pulls taut to stop Squeeze Play's price cover from flopping back into the board snaps loose during the price reveal.
  • On Friday, Danger Price's left- and right-hand backdrops are removed, as there is not enough space for them in the new studio; as a substitute, the cyc now displays a laser array during the game.


Week 7 (2,034 – 036xL): November 6-10

  • On Monday, Temptation does not open with a close-up of the board.
  • On Monday, a slanted wall is installed on the side of the base of That's Too Much!.
  • On Monday, two smaller pillar backdrops are added next to the existing ones in Bargain Game.
  • On Tuesday, two different 7s are used in the graphics for Safe Crackers, with the slanted font used on the first dial and the vertical font used on the second and third dials; this is especially unusual given that the graphics for Safe Crackers's three dials are generally all printed at the same time.
  • On Tuesday, the price of Hole in One's car is not announced.
  • On Wednesday, contestants Stacey and Michael have the same total winnings going into the second Showcase Showdown. A coin is flipped during the commercial to decide which of them will spin first.
  • Friday's show is themed around Veterans Day, which falls on Saturday; everyone in the audience is a veteran. Additionally, the following aspects of this episode are different than usual:
    • Most of the lights on the set are or fluctuate between various shades of red, white, and blue.
    • Door #4 shows the logo, with the word "Veterans" at its base, against a field of blue with white, cascading stars. The background also appears on the Turntable screens, the Contestants' Row wall, and George's display, and the "Veterans" text also appears on the center-left and center-right Turntable screens and George's display.
    • The light border's interior "light strip" cascades red, white, and blue, and its front "light strip" is red.
    • The opening ends with, "You are the first four contestants as we salute veterans on The Price Is Right!" The contestants called during the body of the show are told, "You're the next veteran on The Price Is Right!"
    • The G-T asterisks in the logo animation at the end of the opening are all red, white, and blue; the logo itself has a blue left-hand background, and its yellow text is gold.
    • The borders of the Contestants' Row displays are white.
    • All four Contestants' Row displays are red.
    • The Barker Wall is blue.
    • The set is decorated for the special.
    • Contestants' Row does not turn solid blue during the Showcase.
  • In Friday's Cliff Hangers, "On the Franches Mountains" starts from the beginning every time the mountain climber moves.


Week 8 (2,035 – 037xL): November 13-17

  • This week is a "third show week;" its episodes were taped alongside Weeks 3 and 4.
  • As this week's shows were taped out of order, the slanted wall added to That's Too Much! last Monday is not present on Wednesday.
  • As this week's shows were taped out of order, Plinko's small prize backdrop makes one final appearance on Wednesday.
  • On Wednesday, an older version of the logo animation last seen in Season 49 is mistakenly used for the mid-show bumper.
  • On Thursday, Hi Lo is played for a car.
  • In Friday's Cliff Hangers, "On the Franches Mountains" starts from the beginning every time the mountain climber moves.


Week 9 (2,036 - 038xL): November 20-22

  • Thanksgiving week; only three shows.
  • On Monday, the Balance Game contestant is not given a Drew Dollar.
  • In Tuesday's Cliff Hangers, the mountain climber trips when he begins moving and makes his climb for the first item flat on his face.
  • Wednesday's show is themed around Thanksgiving. The following aspects of this episode are different than usual:
    • Most of the lights on the set, including the light bar around the audience, are shades of yellow and orange.
    • Door #4's background is leaves falling in front of a forest scene during an autumn twilight. These graphics also appear on the Turntable screens, the Contestants' Row wall, and George's display; the center-left and center-right Turntable screens, the four main Contestants' Row wall panels, and George's display also show the text "Happy Thanksgiving".
    • The opening ends with, "You are the first four contestants as we celebrate Thanksgiving on The Price Is Right!"
    • All four Contestants' Row displays are orange, and their borders are yellow.
    • The G-T asterisks on the Showcase podiums are yellow.


Week 10 (2,037 – 039xL): December 4-8 + Monday night; night of Monday, December 11; Thursday night; and night of Tuesday, December 19

  • The Price Is Right at Night 29: Holiday Office Party (#066SP) airs on Monday night.
  • The Price Is Right at Night 30: College Students Home for the Holidays (#067SP) airs on the night of Monday, December 11.
  • The Price Is Right at Night 31: Singles' Blind Holidate (#068SP) airs on Thursday night.
  • The Price Is Right at Night 32: Holiday Heroes (#069SP) airs on the night of Tuesday, December 19.
  • Primetime shows originally scheduled for Monday night, Tuesday night, Thursday night, and Friday night.
  • Primetime shows originally rescheduled for Monday night; Friday night; Thursday night; and night of Tuesday, December 19.
Daytime
  • On Monday, Drew plugs that night's primetime special during his sign-off.
  • On Monday, the COVID trip disclaimer is removed from the credits.
  • On Tuesday, the car turntable is removed from Master Key.
  • On Tuesday, the crew member operating Freeze Frame accidentally activates the price reveal before Drew asks for it; fortunately, this has no effect on the game's outcome.
  • On Tuesday, Take Two's prize labels are not covered when the game is revealed.
  • On Thursday, Drew plugs that night's primetime special during his sign-off.
  • On Friday, George, much to his embarrassment, announces that Rachel has the fourth Item up for Bids as it spins around on the turntable with James.
  • On Friday, Hot Seat is not shown on-camera as Drew and the contestant walk over to it, with its establishing shot instead occurring after Drew announces that they're playing it.
  • On Friday, the logo is not removed from the center Turntable screen for the first part of the Showcase.
Primetime (general)
  • This episode is loosely themed as an office party, with co-workers sitting together in the audience.
  • The set is decorated for Christmas.
  • Door #4 shows the blue nighttime Christmas logo against a background of a fireplace in a living room on a snowy evening. The blue logo also appears in the animation at the end of the opening, as well as on the center Turntable screen and George's display; additionally, it appears without the "at Night" portion during every commercial outro in addition to the usual spots.
  • Most of the lights that are normally gold on the primetime show are changed to rose gold, as are the yellow parts of the Christmas logo.
  • The G-T asterisks around the audience are white.
  • Falling snow is added to the graphics for the Contestants' Row wall and George's display.
  • The G-T asterisks in the animation at the end of the opening are white and rose gold.
  • Drew wears a Santa hat.
  • The dollar sign on the Turntable wall is covered with gold glitter.
  • A scene of a small town in wintertime repeats across each column of Turntable screens, with one image for each row of screens.
  • The G-T asterisk between Door #2 and Door #3 goes back to being white at night.
Primetime Monday
  • This episode is loosely themed as an office party, with co-workers sitting together in the audience.
  • The opening ends with, "You are the first four contestants as we throw an office holiday party on The Price Is Right at Night!"
  • Time I$ Møney is played for $40,000, with the money counting down twice as fast as usual.
Primetime Tuesday
  • This episode features families of a college student (or, in some cases, two sibling college students) and one of their parents playing as teams.
  • The opening ends with, "You are the first eight families as we celebrate the holidays on The Price Is Right at Night!"
  • As of this episode, Shopping Spree's rainbow prize backdrops are done away with; this change immediately carries over to the daytime show.
  • To the Penny is played for $50,000, with the other four prize levels increased to $2,500, $5,000, $10,000, and $20,000.
Primetime Thursday
  • This episode is themed as a blind date and features teams of contestants made by pairing up two singles from the audience via a professional matchmaker.
  • The show begins with Rachel and Devin in the back of the audience; they explain the premise of the episode while walking down to Contestants' Row. At the end, they toss to George for the standard opening.
  • A "couples' lounge" with tables and chairs is set up in the back of the right side of the audience; contestant teams sit there after playing a pricing game.
  • On this episode, the extra Contestants' Row seat covers are green on the left and silver on the right.
  • The opening ends with, "You are the first eight singles on The Price Is Right at Night!" The contestants called during the body of the show are told, "You're the next pair of singles on The Price Is Right at Night!"
  • The usual prize structure for an episode is altered, with a cash game in each half and one car game instead of the other way around. Specifically, Do the Math is played for two cars; Grand Game is played for $20,000, with the lower prizes increased accordingly; and Bonus Game is played for $40,000.
  • In Cliff Hangers, the mountain climber wears a Santa hat and a Christmas sweater.
  • No real car games are played on this episode.
Primetime Friday
  • This episode is a salute to the armed forces; everyone in the audience is a member of the military or, as Drew puts it, "their supporters." The contestant pool appears to only include the actual soldiers.
  • The Air Force Band of the Golden West Galaxy is set up in the back of the right side of the audience; they are backed by the flags of the six branches of the military and are flanked by American flags. The band plays Christmas carols during the opening, during every commercial outro except the one in the Showcase (supplanting the theme and "Dig We Must"), and during the credits; they also play their own rendition of the theme at the end of the opening.
  • The episode opens with a pan of the band instead of the usual sweeping shot of the audience.
  • The opening ends with, "You are the first four contestants as we salute the troops on The Price Is Right at Night!"
  • Punch a Bunch is played for $50,000, with the same slip distribution as on the Survivor special (but without the Second Chances).
  • Punch a Bunch's $50,000 shows Drew in his Santa hat.
  • For no apparent reason, Door #3 does not open all the way during Punch a Bunch, stopping before reaching the bottom edges of the doorframe.
  • Cover Up's "wrong price" is made up of still shots of the Christmas graphics from the Turntable screens and Door #4.
  • The credits include the note, "A special thanks to the Department of Defense."


Week 11 (2,038 – 040xL): December 11, 13-15

  • Only four shows; no Tuesday episode.
  • This week was originally scheduled with five shows, with Tuesday's likely intended to focus on Bob; that episode was cancelled after his passing in August.
  • On Tuesday, Bob's 100th birthday, the tribute special from the end of Season 51 is reaired in the show's timeslot.
  • This week is mostly a "third show week;" Monday, Wednesday, and Friday were taped alongside Weeks 6 and 7.
  • As they were taped out of order, this week's "third shows" include the COVID trip disclaimer in the credits.
  • On Thursday, the left side of the Big Wheel's arrow shot uses the live camera feed instead of the stock shot.
  • On Thursday, the "$50,000" graphic in Plinko's intro uses a larger, rounder font than usual. The new graphic is also significantly more sparkly than the normal one.
  • On Friday, Drew plugs next week's Christmas episodes after the Showcase.


Week 12 (2,039 – 041xL): December 18, 20, 21, 19, 22 + Monday night

  • The Price Is Right at Night 33: Holidays with the Family (#070SP) airs on Monday night.
  • Daytime shows originally scheduled for December 18-22.
Daytime
  • This week's programs are Christmas episodes. The following aspects of these shows are different than usual:
    • The set is decorated for Christmas, albeit differently than on this month's primetime shows.
    • Door #4 shows the logo surrounded by candy canes, ball ornaments, and wooden stars against a light blue background; these graphics also appear on George's display. The backing of the left side of the logo is also striped like a candy cane; this version of the logo is also used at the end of the opening (except on Friday, presumably by mistake), on the center Turntable screen and George's display, and during the mid-show bumper.
    • Most of the lights on the set either are red or white and/or cascade between the two. The solid red G-T asterisks around the audience are an exception; they are covered with red glitter. The Turntable also continues to change to most of its pricing game-specific color schemes.
    • The light bar around the audience is pink and white.
    • All four Contestants' Row displays are red, and their borders are white.
    • The opening ends with, "You are the first four contestants as we celebrate the holidays on The Price Is Right!"
    • The Contestants' Row wall and the Turntable screens show a variation on Door #4's graphics, with the items cascading down the wall.
    • The opening animation has all white G-T asterisks (except on Friday, which uses the normal animation, presumably by mistake).
    • The Barker wall is redone to show candy canes, ball ornaments, and wooden stars against a light blue, nearly white background; its dollar sign is also covered in red glitter.
    • The dollar sign on the Turntable wall is covered in red glitter.
    • Sleigh bells are added to a number of prize cues.
    • On Monday, Bonus Game uses a special "BONUS!" graphic with a different font, Santa's face in place of the "O," and a blue background with falling snowflakes. Unlike the usual graphics, this one slides in from the right side of the window regardless of the game's outcome.
    • On Thursday, Do the Math's usual school paraphernalia is replaced with a sled, gifts, and Christmas trees on a bed of snow.
    • On Thursday, 1/2 Off's gift boxes are topped with ribbon.
    • On Friday, a sprig of mistletoe hangs over the Hot Seat.
  • This week is also Pet Adoption Week. Every day, a pet adoption segment occurs at the start of Act 3, with a candy cane-themed "Pet Adoption Week" logo and a Santa hat-wearing puppy popping out of a gift box being displayed on the Turntable screen. Most of these segments are presented by a guest, as follows:
    • Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday's guest is Brandon McMillan, the host of Lucky Dog: Reunions.
    • Thursday's guest is Bob's nephew, Bob Valandra. Drew also takes a moment during this segment to acknowledge Bob's 100th birthday last week; this is accompanied by pictures of Bob, Dorothy Jo, and their dogs, as well as a clip of the pet adoption segment from Bob's 90th birthday.
    • Friday's segment, rather than featuring a guest, is done by Amber.
  • On Monday, every game is played for cash "for last-minute Christmas shopping." Notably, Bonus Game is played for $10,000; Clock Game is played with $15,000 as its third prize; Cliff Hangers is played for $25,000; and Vend-O-Price is played for $20,000.
  • On Monday, Bonus Game's prize reveal is accompanied by the full version of Fortune Hunter's intro cue.
  • On Monday, Grand Game is played for $30,000, with the lower prizes increased accordingly.
  • In Monday's Cliff Hangers, the mountain climber and his corresponding graphic are dressed as Santa Claus and carry a sack of presents.
  • On Monday, no real car games are played.
  • On Monday, Drew plugs that night's primetime special after the Showcase.
  • The dog in Wednesday's pet adoption segment is named Bob Barker.
  • On Wednesday, Eazy az 1 2 3 is played for three trips.
    • Instead of using the trip screens, the trips are displayed on the smaller monitors frequently used for the lesser prizes in games like Master Key and Rat Race; they are placed on small stands that sit upon Eazy az 1 2 3's regular podiums.
  • On Wednesday, two of the price covers in Eazy az 1 2 3 get stuck, refusing to respond to repeated pounding on their buttons; one eventually comes loose on its own shortly after Rachel gives up on it, while Manuela ends up forcing the other one down by hand.
  • On Wednesday, Drew plugs "tomorrow's" couples episode during the credits; as the middle of this week was aired out of order, this actually refers to Friday's show.
  • On Thursday, 1/2 Off is played for $50,000.
  • Friday's show features couples playing as teams. The following aspects of this episode are different than usual (and even from the rest of this week):
    • The end of the opening is further altered to, "You are the first four couples as we celebrate the holidays on The Price Is Right!" Contestants called during the body of the show are told, "You're the next couple on The Price Is Right!"
    • The two-person chair is used in Hot Seat.
  • On Friday, the extra Contestants' Row seat covers are both placed to the right of the four regular ones. The left-hand one is blue, and the right-hand one is yellow.
  • On Friday, three Barker's Beauties are present; as such, George does not model during Most Expen$ive.
  • On Friday, Check-Out is played for a car.
  • On Friday, Hot Seat is played for $50,000, with the four lower prize levels worth the normal value of the next level.
  • On Friday, Hot Seat's red button does not work properly, taking three hits to register each time it is used. Fortunately, the timer never gets low enough for this to become an issue.
Primetime
  • All general notes about Week 10's primetime shows also apply to this episode.
  • This episode features families playing as teams.
    • George calls each family down all at once ("The [NAME] family, come on down!") instead of listing all of their first names.
  • The opening ends with, "You are the first four families as we celebrate the holidays on The Price Is Right at Night!"
  • Plinko is played for $100,000, with $20,000 in the center slot and the lower values increased to $500, $1,000, and $2,500.
  • Balance Game's bags are red with fluffy, white trim.
  • Drew's sign-off includes an edited-in plug for the Holiday Heroes special, which was rescheduled for the next night.
  • The credits include a note that an unidentified contestant was disqualified after the taping when it was discovered that they were ineligible. It is unclear whether this disqualified the contestant's entire family and, if not, how it was determined which prizes they would and would not receive.


Week 13 (2,040 – 042xL): December 26-28

  • Christmas week; only three shows; no Monday or Friday episodes.
  • This week was originally planned with four shows; the Friday episode appears to have been scrapped once the staff realized it would be completely pre-empted by the Sun Bowl on the West Coast.
  • This week is a "third show week;" its episodes were taped alongside Weeks 9 and 10.
  • On Tuesday, the price of Switcheroo's car was accidentally included in the prize copy. This was edited out in post-production, but the taping otherwise proceeded as though nothing had happened, and while contestant Matthew did not hear the number over the applause, his friend in the audience (our member Gamesurf) did, essentially giving him an automatic win. Drew and James had obviously heard the mistake, as well, as Drew asks specifically for the price of the car at the end of the game instead of the last thing Matthew had right, and James does not bother waiting for the bell before revealing it.
  • On Wednesday, which was taped alongside Week 9, the COVID trip disclaimer appears in the credits.


Week 13.5: Nights of February 21, January 24, January 31, May 20, January 17, January 10, January 3, February 2, May 23

  • The Price Is Right at Night 34-42: Jackpot January (#071SP-#079SP) air on the above-listed nights.
  • Logically scheduled for January 3, January 10, January 17, January 24, January 31, February 2, March 18, May 20, May 23.
  • Seemingly originally scheduled for March 18, January 24, January 31, May 20, January 17, January 10, January 3, February 2, May 23.
    • The March 18 date is derived from the first reschedule date for #082SP, which itself was shuffled off of February 21 in favor of #071SP.
  • At this point, the schedule takes a detour into primetime for a series of nine shows that air throughout the first half of 2024. The episodes were originally referred to on-air as "Jackpot January," but all references to that name were edited out after it was realized that not all nine of them would actually air in January; in fact, the remnants of that billing on CBS.com were ultimately changed to "Jackpot Special" for episodes 1, 4, 8, and 9, which were broadcast later in the year. Based on their original title, I have placed them here at the beginning of January, separate from any daytime weeks, to account for the specials in February with later production numbers.
  • The Jackpot January shows essentially function as both Dream Car Week, with at least one game played for an unusually expensive car, and Big Money Week, with a cash game played for a larger prize than usual or a non-cash game played for a substantial amount of cash; additionally, one game per episode has its rules altered to offer a bonus of some sort.
  • The dream cars offered are as follows:
    • On #071SP, Lucky $even is played for a BMW, and an Audi is offered in the Showcase.
    • On #072SP, Card Game is played for a Porsche, with a starting bid of $65,000.
    • On #073SP, That's Too Much! is played for a Lexus, and 6-digit 3 Strikes is played for a Maserati.
    • On #074SP, Line em Up is played for a Mercedes, and Switcheroo is played for a $44,000 Jeep Grand Cherokee.
    • On #075SP, Gas Money is played for a Range Rover and $20,000, with all the cash awards doubled.
    • On #076SP, Gridlock! is played for a Jaguar.
    • On #077SP, 6-digit Golden Road is played for a Lincoln Navigator, and Master Key is played for another Lexus.
    • On #078SP, 5 Price Tags is played for another Audi.
    • On #079SP, Temptation is played for another Maserati, Range Game is played for yet another Lexus, and a Volvo is offered in the Showcase.
  • The big money games are as follows:
    • On #071SP, Cliff Hangers is played for $250,000 using its alternate Big Money Week format.
    • On #072SP, Rat Race is played for $25,000, $50,000, and $100,000, with $100,000 functioning as the car.
    • On #073SP, Vend-O-Price is played for $100,000.
    • On #074SP, Let 'em Roll is played for $100,000, Pricedown dollar signs replacing the cars on the cubes; the lower cash values are also increased to $2,500, $5,000, and $10,000.
    • On #075SP, 1/2 Off is played for $50,000.
    • On #076SP, Plinko is played for $500,000, with the center slot worth $100,000 and the lower values increased to $500, $1,000, and $2,500.
    • On #077SP, To the Penny is played for $100,000, with the lower prizes increased to $5,000, $10,000, $25,000, and $50,000.
    • On #078SP, Time I$ Møney is played for $200,000, with the money ticking down at 10 times its normal speed.
    • On #079SP, Grocery Game is played for $200,000.
  • The games modified to offer a bonus are as follows:
    • On #071SP, if the Now....or Then contestant can get all six items right, she wins a bonus of monthly housecleaning services for five years in addition to the living room the game is being played for.
    • On #072SP, Hole in One is played with the windmill from its big money format; if the contestant uses the windmill and wins the game, he wins not only the car but also the cash equivalent of its price. The contestant also has the option of removing the windmill and playing the game normally.
    • On #073SP, the first chip in Shell Game is gold. If the contestant wins the game with this chip, the coach airfare in the trip being offered will be upgraded to first class. It is unclear whether the price of this upgrade would factor into the regular cash equivalent bonus.
    • On #074SP, one of Switcheroo's small prizes has a bonus hidden with its price; if the contestant wins that item, regardless of the game's outcome, they win a luxury tool shed and an ATV.
    • On #075SP, Bullseye is played for $160,000 with a modified format. Instead of getting three turns to win the game, the contestant attempts to hit the bullseye with all five items in any order they choose; their first bullseye wins $10,000, and any subsequent bullseyes double their winnings. The hidden bullseye is not used on this episode; despite this, Drew still places markers on the target, including on the bullseye, any time the contestant does not go over.
    • On #076SP, Any Number is played with a "mega piggy bank" whose value is multiplied by 10,000. This effectively leads to the piggy bank functioning as the car on this episode, as it ends up being worth significantly more than the actual car; likewise, the car itself functions as the prize, and the prize functions as the piggy bank. In spite of this, Any Number still unambiguously functions as the second half's car game.
    • On #077SP, Range Game is played with a second, orange, $50 rangefinder covering the center of the regular rangefinder; if the contestant wins and the price is in the orange area, they receive a hot tub as a bonus in addition to the main prize.
    • On #078SP, Money Game is played for a truck and a boat, with both prices hidden on the board and only five dollar signs. The contestant can win either or both of the vehicles; the game only ends when four dollar signs are found or both prices are completed.
    • On #079SP, Punch a Bunch is played with 10 slips each for $1,000, $2,500, $5,000, and $10,000, and five $25,000 slips. The remaining five flips, instead of having money, say "Double;" these give the contestant an extra punch and double the amount on the slip it reveals. As with the Second Chances of bygone days, the Doubles are cumulative, theoretically allowing the contestant to win as much as $800,000 and making it possible to satisfy the game's win condition without finding a $25,000 slip at all. Unlike on normal playings, finding $25,000 does not immediately end the game with this ruleset.
  • The following notes also apply to specific episodes:
#071SP
  • The G-T asterisk between Door #1 and Door #2 briefly turns gold during Drew's entrance.
  • Three Barker's Beauties are present.
  • In Cliff Hangers, the mountain climber and his corresponding graphics carry a sack full of cash.
  • In Cliff Hangers, the yellow step counter on the mountain is marbled.
  • In Cliff Hangers, for no apparent reason, "On the Franches Mountains" has an extra measure from halfway through the chorus at the end of its first loop.
  • One Wrøng Price is played for three trips.
#072SP
  • The G-T asterisk between Door #1 and Door #2 briefly turns gold during Drew's entrance.
  • Three Barker's Beauties are present.
  • The window lights in Rat Race are not turned on.
  • The $500 flag is not present in Hole in One.
  • The logo does not fly back onto the center Turntable screen during Drew's sign-off.
#073SP
  • Three Barker's Beauties are present.
  • Vend-O-Price's $100,000 prize is introduced with the full version of Fortune Hunter's intro cue.
  • Switch? is played for two rooms of furniture. The rooms are displayed in Door #2 and Door #3, and the Switch? podiums and logo trip screen are placed onstage between the doors.
    • To accommodate the altered staging, Drew and the contestant walk up to the Turntable after the Item up for Bids, then move down to Door #2 during the prize descriptions.
    • Thanks to the altered staging, Switch?'s price reveal only requires a single camera shot; to accommodate this, the left-hand podium is used for the right-hand prize and vice versa.
  • In a throwback to the days of 3 Strikes +, a seventh window is attached to the left side of the 3 Strikes board to display the dollar sign; in contrast to the days of 3 Strikes +, this extra window is noticeably brighter than the others.
  • In a departure from the norm, the first number in 3 Strikes's 6-digit price is revealed at the start of the game, leaving it to be played with the usual five number balls and three strike balls.
#074SP
  • Let 'em Roll's cash prize is introduced with the full version of Fortune Hunter's intro cue.
  • The G-T asterisk between Door #1 and Door #2 turns purple during Let 'em Roll's grocery plugs and remains that way for the rest of the game.
  • Switcheroo's car is driven out from behind the Turntable a la Lucky $even; the bonus prize is then revealed behind Door #2, and the small prizes are staged in front of the car.
  • Switcheroo's "think" music starts over from the beginning on the contestant's second turn.
  • The price panel for Switcheroo's bonus item is gold and has the text "BONUS!" flanking the price on either side.
#075SP
  • Contestant Sharon wins Dice Game without having to make any decisions, rolling all correct numbers and 6s.
#076SP
  • The G-T asterisk between Door #1 and Door #2 briefly turns gold during Drew's entrance.
  • Three Barker's Beauties are present; as such, George does not model during Swap Meet.
  • Plinko's intro graphics use the new font and sparkles seen on December 14.
  • In acknowledgement of the mega piggy bank, the bell rings twice for both numbers in the car and numbers in the piggy bank during Any Number.
#077SP
  • The bank vault backdrop from Safe Crackers is used for the first prize in Golden Road, a safe.
  • In To the Penny, the usual graphics that appear on either side of the prize values are replaced with trios of stars on the $100,000 panel.
  • To the Penny's graphics malfunction on the second item, whose prices simply appear already at full size instead of zooming out from the center.
  • Installing the second rangefinder appears to have been more difficult than it looks, as the main rangefinder is noticeably askew.
#078SP
  • 1 Right Price is played behind Door #3.
    • For reasons unknown, Drew and the contestant stand in front of the Turntable after the Item up for Bids for this playing, moving over to Door #3 during the prize descriptions.
  • Money Game's truck is driven out from behind the Turntable a la Lucky $even, and its boat is displayed behind Door #2.
  • The truck graphic and the boat graphic are both displayed in front of the Money Game logo.
  • A second price display is added to the bottom of the Money Game board to hold the price of the boat.
#079SP
  • Grocery Game's cash prize is introduced with the full version of Fortune Hunter's intro cue.
  • After Drew explains the Doubles in Punch a Bunch, Alexis flips over the $25,000 bill to show an $800,000 bill with a picture of Drew looking shocked.


Week 14 (2,041 – 043xL): January 5, 3, 4, 2

  • New Year's week; only four shows; no Monday episode.
  • Originally scheduled for January 2-5.
  • Beginning on Tuesday, the nighttime version of the Barker Wall is also used on the daytime show.
  • On Tuesday, the price of the second Item up for Bids is written on a card intended for the sixth Item up for Bids and vice versa.
  • On Tuesday, Back to '73 receives its annual name change, becoming Back to '74.
  • On Wednesday, Drew accidentally breaks a light bulb off of Door #2 when he backs into it during Safe Crackers.
  • On Friday's show, which was aired out of order as the first new broadcast of 2024, Drew mentions during the opening and during his sign-off that it was the first episode of the year; both of these comments appear to have been edited in during post-production.


Week 15 (2,042 – 044xL): January 8-12

  • On Wednesday, Drew announces the birth of James's daughter during the first Item up for Bids. He then briefly attempts to offer the baby as the first Item up for Bids.
  • On Wednesday, the logo does not fly back onto the center Turntable screen during the credits.
  • On Thursday, after contestant Derek, who has a screengrab of Bullseye '72 on his shirt, gets onstage, he groans in disappointment when Push Over comes around on the Turntable instead of Bullseye '76; this leads to a rare acknowledgement by Drew of a retired game. (Coincidentally, Bullseye '76 is played later in the episode.)
  • On Thursday, contestant Derek says hello to Dr. Emily Senay while spinning the Big Wheel. This was an inside joke; during the '00s, Dr. Senay worked at CBS News and regularly hosted the short segment "CBS Health Watch" during Price's last commercial.
  • On Friday, Drew again announces the birth of James's daughter during the first Item up for Bids. He does not attempt to offer the baby as a prize this time around.
  • On Friday, when Drew reveals the first price in That's Too Much!, the second price accidentally reveals itself, as well.


Week 16 (2,043 – 045xL): January 15-19

  • On Tuesday, in honor of his birthday, Cover Up's "wrong price" is five pictures of Jonathan Mangum. While most of the pictures are from Let's Make a Deal, the center one is a shot of him eating refried beans during It's in the Bag on the Season 50 April Fool's Day show, with a party hat photoshopped onto his head.
  • On Tuesday, when contestant Brenda gets onstage, she slides to her knees and pretends to "worship" Drew; unfortunately, in the process, she also knocks a light bulb off the "edge" of the stage. After she wins Stack the Deck, she is seen sitting in her car, holding up the light bulb in victory as the show goes to commercial.
  • On Thursday, Bonkers's button does not trigger a sound effect the second time the contestant presses it; Drew hits it again for him on his way back to the board, at which point it works.
  • On Thursday, Bonkers's other button also malfunctions, refusing to trigger the price reveal despite Drew hitting it several times; Drew eventually attempts to kick the price loose but ends up smashing a light bulb instead. The price does eventually drop, seemingly after an edit.
  • On Thursday, Pick-a-Number is played for a car.
  • On Friday, George's pink calldown window is used during Act 3.


Week 17 (2,044 – 046xL): January 22, 23, 26, 25, 24

  • Originally scheduled for January 22-26.
  • On Monday, Safe Crackers more or less returns to its original way of being revealed; Door #2 still opens off-camera, but the game is not actually seen until Drew throws to George for the prize descriptions.
  • On Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday, the daytime Barker Wall is used.
  • On Tuesday, James accidentally holds the price of Temptation's third gift upside-down.
  • Thursday's episode is a "third show;" it was taped alongside the Wednesday shows from Weeks 7 and 9, although it takes no games from the latter.
  • On Friday, Hot Seat's red button malfunctions again, not registering the first time the contestant presses it.
  • On Friday, Squeeze Play's button also malfunctions, releasing the price cover but not actually triggering the reveal; Drew ends up flipping it down by himself.


Week 18 (2,045 – 047xL): January 29-February 2

  • This week is a "third show week;" its episodes were taped alongside Weeks 14, 15, and 24.
    • Friday's show in particular was taped alongside Thursday of Week 15 and Tuesday of Week 24. As these episodes are nowhere near each other on the schedule, instead of the third show drawing games from the first two's lineups, all three pairs of episodes have at least two shared games, and Plinko is played at all three tapings.
  • On Thursday, James and Rachel are shown on-camera bringing It's in the Bag's grocery cart out from behind the game's main prop.
  • On Thursday, Shell Game is played for a car.


Week 18.5: Nights of February 14, February 7, May 29

  • The Price Is Right at Night 43 (#080SP) airs on the night of Wednesday, February 14.
  • The Price Is Right at Night 44: Super Bowl Special (#081SP) airs on the night of Wednesday, February 7.
  • The Price Is Right at Night 45: $uperfan Jr. (#082SP) airs on the night of Wednesday, May 29
    • CBS.com refers to this episode as "Superfans Kids Jr.;" this title clearly makes no sense and, as it contradicts the show itself, appears to be a mistake.
  • Originally scheduled for February 14, 7, and 21.
  • At this point, the schedule again swings into primetime for three additional specials. While the first and second of these shows are tied to specific dates, those dates do not match the order of their production numbers; as such, I have placed all three between the first two weeks of February, separate from any daytime weeks.
#080SP
  • This episode is themed around Valentine's Day, with couples playing as teams. Additionally, the following aspects of this episode are different than usual:
    • The light strips around the audience, the G-T asterisks in the audience and between the Big Doors, the strips along the edges of the aisles, and most of the lights on the Turntable are red and purple.
    • Door #4 shows the Barker logo, with "at Night" at its base, against a pair of pink and red hearts; behind them is a starfield with pairs of hearts cascading upward. This version of the logo also appears at the end of the opening (with the hearts flying around the text before settling into place), on the center Turntable screen, during every commercial outro, and on the Showcase podiums; the hearts also appear without the text on George's display, occasionally performing their circling animation; and the background appears on the Turntable screens, the Contestants' Row wall, and George's display.
    • The borders of both the Contestants' Row displays and the Contestants' Row wall are red.
    • The screens on the Contestants' Row wall are tinted red around the edges.
    • The G-T asterisks in the logo at the end of the opening are all red and purple; they are also accompanied by hearts.
    • The opening ends with, "You are the first four couples as we celebrate Valentine's Day on The Price Is Right at Night!"
    • The Barker Wall is pink and has hearts on it.
    • The light strip at the "edge" of the stage is purple.
  • Oddly, the extra Contestants' Row seat covers for this episode are both on the right end of the row and are both yellow.
  • Unlike most primetime shows, this episode's opening does include the line, "Television's most exciting hour!"
  • It's in the Bag is played for $32,000, with all of the usual cash prizes doubled; oddly, the "$32,000" marker for the final bag is noticeably lower than the other four and, presumably because of the smaller amount of space available at that height, also has a noticeably smaller dollar sign.
#081SP
  • This special is themed around the Super Bowl, which airs on CBS four nights later. The following aspects of this episode are different than usual:
    • Door #4 shows the Super Bowl LVIII logo, with the CBS Sports logo at its base, floating over a football field with a night sky in the background.
    • The TPIR signs in the back of the audience are replaced with Super Bowl LVIII logos.
    • The NFL on CBS theme plays during the opening instead of "Walking" and the TPIR theme. This music also plays after pricing games, during come on downs, during commercial outros, while coming back from commercial during the Showcase, and during the credits, as well as supplanting both versions of "Dig We Must" during the Showcase Showdowns; "Walking" does still play when contestants come onstage, and the TPIR theme is not heard at all.
    • Miniature football fields with sidelines and yard markers are placed in the aisles.
    • The opening ends with, "You are the first four contestants as we throw the ultimate Super Bowl party on The Price Is Right at Night!"
    • The Contestants' Row displays show the logos and starfield from Door #4; when the contestants bid, a football with the Super Bowl LVIII logo on it flies across their display, leaving their bid and the normal primetime colors in its wake.
    • The G-T asterisks in the logo animation at the end of the opening are all gold and silver and are accompanied by silver football helmets and footballs.
    • Drew's entrance is flanked by platforms shooting fireworks.
    • The center-left and center-right Turntable screens show the Super Bowl LVIII and CBS Sports logos; they also appear on the center screen during the Showcase.
  • Much like the Jackpot January shows, this episode has both dream car games and a big money game, as follows:
    • More or Less is played for a $118,000 Hummer.
    • Cover Up is played for a Porsche.
    • Hot Seat is played for $200,000, with the lower prizes raised to $5,000, $20,000, $50,000, and $100,000.
    • Additionally, a Cadillac is offered in the Showcase.
  • Bargain Game is played for a home gym in Door #2 and a spa package in Door #3; a scaled-down version of the "Bargain Game" sign is placed onstage between the doors and is flanked by the price tags.
    • To accommodate the altered staging, Drew and the contestant walk up to the Turntable after the Item up for Bids, then move down to Door #2 during the prize descriptions.
  • Jason and Travis Kelce appear remotely during Check-Out to call down their mother, Donna Kelce, who appears in the studio to help present the game's prize package; the brothers appear in George's calldown window while introducing her. Donna also helps to present the first showcase, which is themed around her role as "the queen of the Kelce family."
    • It must be noted that during this appearance, Jason misidentifies the Showcase, saying that Donna's dinner rolls "belong in the Showcase Showdown."
  • Cover Up's "wrong price" is a panorama of Door #4's graphics.
#082SP
  • This special, whose title is written with a Pricedown dollar sign instead of an S, features kids who are superfans of the show; they are joined by a parent during the Showcase. The following aspects of this episode are different than usual:
    • The four main Contestants' Row wall panels, the center-left and center-right Turntable screens, and George's display all show the text "$uperfan Jr." shooting out from the center of the image. This graphic also replaces the logo on the center Turntable screen during the Showcase and remains there during Drew's sign-off.
    • The opening ends with, "You are the first four junior superfans on The Price Is Right at Night!" Contestants called during the body of the show are told, "You're the next junior superfan on The Price Is Right at Night!"
    • Due to the contestants' ages, no car games are played; the only cars offered appear in the Showcase, once the contestants have been joined by a parent. To compensate for this, two cash games are played, one in each half.
    • During every commercial outro and the closed captioning plugs, a "$uperfan Jr." version of the logo flies into the corner of the screen; the text then disappears, and the regular logo takes its place.
    • In Cliff Hangers, the mountain climber and his corresponding graphics are dressed as superfans, complete with a "Cliff" name tag and a bucket list shirt that ends with "Don't fall."
  • The G-T asterisk between Door #1 and Door #2 briefly turns gold during Drew's entrance.
  • Plinko is played for $100,000, with the center slot worth $20,000 and the lower values increased to $500, $1,000, and $2,500.
  • Every kid in the audience receives an Artie Max coding robot, a portion of the third Item up for Bids.
  • Grand Game is played for $20,000, with the lower prizes adjusted accordingly.
  • Switch? is played for two rooms of furniture. The rooms are displayed in Door #2 and Door #3, and the Switch? podiums and logo trip screen are placed onstage between the doors.
    • To accommodate the altered staging, Drew and the contestant walk up to the Turntable after the Item up for Bids, then move down to Door #2 during the prize descriptions.
    • Thanks to the altered staging, Switch?'s price reveal only requires a single camera shot; to accommodate this, the left-hand podium is used for the right-hand prize and vice versa.
  • The sixth Item up for Bids includes, as a bonus, a special edition sling backpack with the "$uperfan Jr." version of the logo on it; George then announces that every kid in the audience will also receive the backpack.
  • Two small prize games and two grocery item games are played.
  • The script for the first showcase intentionally incorporates the names of as many pricing games as possible.


Week 19 (2,046 – 048xL): February 5-9

  • On Monday, the daytime Barker Wall returns permanently.
  • Monday's Plinko is a substitution for Hot Seat, which broke down during the taping.
  • On Wednesday, the back side of the flap covering the price in Push Over is white instead of black.
  • On Tuesday and Wednesday, the dot on the "i" in "Price" on Door #3 is noticeably off-kilter, hanging diagonally with its lower-left corner against the rest of the letter.
  • On Wednesday, Balance Game is played for a car.
  • On Wednesday, the G-T asterisk on the Top Winner's Showcase podium is burned out; it is fixed during the second showcase.
  • On Wednesday, Drew plugs that night's broadcast of #081SP after the Showcase.
  • On Thursday, the crew forgets to unlock the safe while setting up Safe Crackers, leaving Rachel briefly unable to open the door to reveal the prizes.
  • On Thursday, the Turntable walls are briefly in their red/light blue color scheme at the beginning of Act 6; it is possible that this color scheme is used off-screen during 5 Price Tags, the sixth game, and was loaded early.


Week 20 (2,047 – 049xL): February 12-16

  • On Tuesday, at the beginning of the show, the light blue fields near the outer edges of the screens on the Contestants' Row wall extend much farther inward than usual, partially engulfing the Pricedown dollar signs. The screens are reconfigured during the first game and appear normal from Act 2 onward.
  • On Tuesday, the show goes to commercial from Hole in One with an instant replay from another camera angle after the contestant wins on a rebound.
  • On Wednesday, the dollar sign statue between the Turntable and Door #1 does not turn light blue during Race Game.
  • On Wednesday, Drew plugs that night's broadcast of #080SP after the Showcase.
  • On Thursday, James's mother is in the audience.
  • On Thursday, Double Prices is played at Door #3; oddly, Drew and the contestant stand in front of the Turntable after the Item up for Bids, only walking to the Big Doors during the prize description.
  • On Friday, the price of the first item in Master Key somehow gets stuck in its slot; Drew eventually manages to pry it loose after several seconds of wriggling and one ineffective kick to the lock.


Week 21 (2,048 – 050xL): February 19-23

  • This week is a "third show week;" its episodes were taped alongside Weeks 16, 17, and 24.
  • As they were taped out of order, Monday through Wednesday's shows use the primetime Barker Wall.
  • On Monday, Grocery Game is played for a car.
  • On Thursday, in contract to what was seen at the start of last Tuesday's show, the light blue fields on the Contestants' Row wall are almost nonexistent.
  • On Thursday, Drew accidentally rattles off the number of items in Vend-O-Price as the cover is opening, not giving the crew any time to set the shot up; he goes over them again after the grocery plugs so the numbers can be revealed on the board.
  • On Friday, the price flap for the first item in Secret "X" gets stuck shut; Amber does eventually manage to yank it open.


Week 22 (2,049 – 051xL): February 26-March 1

  • On Thursday, there is a five-second span near the end of Bargain Game during which the sound almost completely drops out; it appears some sort of edit was being made to this portion of the show but was somehow never finished.


Week 23 (2,050 – 052xL): March 4-8

  • On Monday, during Safe Crackers, Drew breaks the same light bulb on Door #2 that he had broken during Safe Crackers on January 3 in roughly the same way he broke it on January 3, although this time, he completely shatters it instead of simply knocking it out of the socket.
  • On Tuesday, the back side of the flap covering the price in Push Over is white instead of black.
  • On Tuesday, Check-Out is played for a car.
  • On Thursday, Temptation does not open with a close-up of the board.
  • On Thursday, while spinning the Big Wheel, contestant Jacob says hello to, along with numerous other Whose Line Is It Anyway cast members, Jeff Davis, who auditioned as the announcer during the fifth through eighth weeks of Season 39.
  • On Friday, Bonus Game's lights become much dimmer, with the yellow windows almost matching their classic blue color.


Week 24 (2,051 – 053xL): March 18-20

  • Originally scheduled for March 11-13.
  • March Madness week; only three shows.
    • This week appears to have been planned, as has happened several times in recent years, with the mistaken belief that the March Madness tournament would begin a week earlier than it actually does. This usually results in the schedule being rewritten once the error is discovered; however, given the jigsaw puzzle-like nature of this season's taping schedule, the staff seems to have decided this year that it would be easier to just air Weeks 24 and 25 out of order.
  • Monday's show is themed around spring break; everyone in the audience is a college student. Additionally, the following aspects of this episode are different than usual:
    • The light rings around the audience are purple and yellow, as are the sides of the light strips at the "edge" of the stage and the lights on George's podium.
    • The light columns in the audience orange and sky blue, as are the lights on the Turntable wall.
    • The G-T asterisks around the audience are all yellow and purple.
    • Door #4 shows the logo, with its right-hand background in sky blue instead of red and with the text "Spring Break" at its base, against a tropical seashore; behind the logo is a sun setting on the horizon, with its sunbursts rotating as they cascade out. This background also appears on the Turntable screens and George's display; the center Turntable screen and George's display also show the logo (but not the "Spring Break" text). This version of the logo also appears during every commercial outro in addition to the usual spots.
    • Door #4 and George's podium have colored lights strung around them.
    • The set is decorated for the special.
    • The first and third Contestants' Row displays are seafoam green with orange borders, while the second and fourth displays are orange with sky blue borders.
    • The borders of the Contestants' Row wall cascade sky blue and yellow, and its screens show tropical waters.
    • The opening ends with, "You are the first four college students as we celebrate spring break on The Price Is Right!"
    • The Barker Wall shows a pastel sunburst, and its dollar sign is covered with turquoise glitter.
    • Drew's jacket is patterned with tropical flowers.
    • The G-T asterisks between the Big Doors are purple.
    • The dollar sign statue between the Turntable and Door #1 is orange.
    • The light strip on the Turntable's "doorframe" is purple.
    • Outside of the opening, the theme is replaced with an exotic-sounding remix.
    • In Cliff Hangers, the mountain climber and his corresponding graphics are shirtless and riding a surfboard.
    • The Showcase podiums show the sky blue logo against a tropical beach scene on the upper display and tropical waters on the lower display; the "SHOWCASE" text is not present on this episode.
  • As it was taped out of order, Tuesday's show uses the primetime Barker Wall.
  • On Tuesday, George mentions during the first showcase that it is the first day of spring; this refers to the episode's broadcast date of March 19.
  • On Wednesday, Triple Play's car reveals are shot with close-ups of the doors instead of long shots of the set.
  • On Wednesday, the chase lights around the edge of Grand Game do not work.
  • Wednesday's first showcase is loosely themed around college basketball, reflecting its out-of-order broadcast the day before the start of the March Madness tournament.


Week 25 (2,052 – 054xL): March 11-15

  • Originally scheduled for March 18-22.
  • This week is a "third show week;" its episodes were taped alongside Weeks 19 and 20.
  • On Monday, which was taped between Tuesday and Wednesday of Week 19, the dot on the "i" in "Price" on Door #3 is again diagonal.
  • On Monday, contestant Johnathon wishes George a happy birthday while spinning the Big Wheel; George's birthday is, in fact, March 11, the day this episode was broadcast out of order.
  • On Wednesday, the staff mistakenly returns the Turntable walls to their default colors immediately after Make Your Move's price reveal. They revert to the game colors off-camera before Drew throws to commercial.
  • On Friday, in honor of National Shoe the World Day, which falls on March 15, the day of the show's out-of-order broadcast, Cover Up's "wrong price" is a sequence of pictures showing how to tie a shoe.


Week 26 (2,053 – 055xL): March 25-29

  • On Monday, Gridlock! does not begin with a close-up of the game's sign.
  • On Tuesday, Grocery Game's cash register initially refuses to work for Amber; it ultimately cooperates after Drew smacks the side of it.
  • On Wednesday, the Tugboat returns to the prop rotation, making its first appearance in the new studio.
  • On Wednesday, the metallic rims on the base of the Range Game board are painted the same shade of green as the base itself.
  • On Friday, Drew reveals the right answer in Pick-a-Number by lifting the number manually; this seems to indicate that the button mechanism on the hundreds digit was malfunctioning.


Week 27 (2,054 – 056xL): April 1-5

  • Monday's show is themed around April Fool's Day. Various things throughout the episode are intentionally done wrong or in unusual ways, as follows:
    • While demonstrating the first Item up for Bids, a ping pong table, James is bombarded from off-camera by several dozen ping pong balls.
    • The doors on the second Item up for Bids, a refrigerator, refuse to open despite Alexis's best efforts.
    • The third Item up for Bids, a camera, is modeled by a standee of Devin, who is not even in the studio; the prize display also includes 12 pictures of Devin.
    • All four items in 5 Price Tags are mugs or thermoses. As an extra bit of foolishness, the fourth one is also shaped like a camera lens, harkening back to the preceding Item up for Bids.
    • The intro to the first closed-captioning plug shows two of the camera operators lounging on the bases of their cameras as they look at their phones; one of them eventually backs his camera out of the shot to unblock the Big Wheel.
    • After George finishes describing the fourth Item up for Bids, a television, Sheryl Underwood suddenly appears on the screen in a panic; apparently, she had decided to see what was inside a TV and is now trapped in it. Her panicking goes on for several seconds and several strange camera shots before the screen turns to snow.
    • 1/2 Off's winning box is filled with coins instead of dollar bills.
      • The winning box also has a noticeably different color scheme than usual; it is unclear whether this was intentional, but either way, the contestant did not gain any advantage from it.
    • The Devin standee helps Alexis model the prizes for Vend-O-Price; Alexis eventually kicks it out of the way.
    • As the prize descriptions for Vend-O-Price ends, a large gust of wind comes in from off-camera, bringing in leaves and blowing the tree backdrops out of the shot.
    • Vend-O-Price's top shelf has 25 packets of Kool-Aid, which is not strictly wrong but looks completely ridiculous; conversely, the bottom shelf only has one of its item.
    • George describes the sixth Item up for Bids in "his real voice," which sounds strikingly like the aftereffects of inhaling helium.
    • The man operating Squeeze Play turns out to be Manuela wearing a mustache.
    • James gets slimed during the Showcase as George describes a trip to a Nickelodeon resort.
    • Standee Devin joins the Showcase winner onstage during the credits, as does stagehand Manuela, who fixes a light bulb on Door #1 and cleans the prizes.
  • On Monday, two small prize games and a grocery item game are played.
  • On Monday, Squeeze Play is played for a car.
  • On Tuesday, during Eazy az 1 2 3, contestant Vanessa presses the button for the second prize after placing the blocks, seemingly under the impression that it would lock in her guesses. While this noticeably embarrasses her and forces Drew to do the price reveals in reverse, it otherwise has no effect on the game.
  • On Tuesday, the back side of the flap covering the price in Push Over is white instead of black.
  • On Thursday, the G-T asterisks on the Turntable wall become a slightly greener shade of blue.
  • On Friday, Flip Flop's price refuses to reveal despite the contestant and Drew hitting the button nearly a dozen times; it finally kicks into gear and responds to one last button press after Drew kicks the game twice.


Week 28 (2,055 – 057xL): April 8-12

  • This week is a "third show week;" its episodes were taped alongside Weeks 22 and 23.
  • As this week's shows were taped out of order, the Turntable wall's G-T asterisks are still the old shade of blue.
  • On Tuesday, the chase lights around the edge of Grand Game again do not work.
  • On Tuesday, One Wrøng Price is played for three trips.
  • On Wednesday, Push Over's lights are mistakenly shut off on-camera after Drew throws to George to call the fifth contestant.
  • On Thursday, Hot Seat's red button malfunctions yet again, not registering the first time the contestant presses it.
  • On Friday, Temptation does not open with a close-up of the board.
  • In Friday's first Showcase Showdown, contestant Margarita's second spin appears to have been counted despite not going all the way around; this was likely the result of a bad edit rather than an actual mistake.


Week 29 (2,056 – 058xL): April 15-19

  • On Monday, Range Game is played for a car.
  • On Monday, Diona Reasonover and Brian Dietzen, the portrayers of Kasie Hines and Jimmy Palmer on NCIS, appear to help present the prize package for Shell Game, which is loosely themed around the 1,000th episode of their franchise, which airs that night; they also appear to help present the second showcase, which is themed around their franchise, as well.
  • On Monday, in an unusual move, Shell Game's prize package is concealed behind the Giant Price Tag.
  • On Monday, the Turntable walls do not turn green at the end of the show despite contestant Richie winning both showcases.
  • On Tuesday, during Most Expen$ive, George attempts to reveal his price by turning around along with the rotating photo booth he is modeling; unfortunately, he neglects to account for the fact that doing so leaves the price upside-down. Manuela subsequently plays along, turning her price tag around sideways instead of flipping it over.


Week 30 (2,057 – 059xL): April 22-26

  • Monday's show is themed around Earth Day, offering a number of eco-friendly prizes. Additionally, the following aspects of this episode are different than usual:
    • Door #4 shows the logo, with the wood-carved text "Earth Day" at its base, against a bed of flowers. The flower graphics also appears on the Contestants' Row wall and the Turntable screens, and the "Earth Day" text also appears on the center-left and center-right Turntable screens.
    • The light strips on the Contestants' Row wall are yellow.
    • The logo is not removed from the center Turntable screen during the Showcase.
  • On Monday, while explaining Pocket ¢hange, Drew states that James will raise the price of the car for each mistake because he's Australian and doesn't like the United States; James retaliates by pretending to immediately raise the price to $2.75, the highest it can possibly get. This is mostly noteworthy for being the first time the $2.75 price tag has been seen on the air, as no one has ever actually played the game badly enough to reach it.
  • On Monday, Pass the Buck is played for a $41,000 Kia Nero.
  • On Tuesday, in honor of Shakespeare's birthday, the "wrong price" in Cover Up is a pair of bees as the first two "digits," the words "or not" as the third "digit," and two more bees as the fourth and fifth "digits."


Week 31 (2,058 – 060xL): April 29-May 3

  • This week is a "third show week;" its episodes were taped at least mostly alongside Weeks 26 and 27.
  • As this week's shows were taped out of order, the Turntable wall's G-T asterisks are still the old shade of blue on Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday; oddly, the new color is present on Wednesday, which appears to have been taped at a later session. The new color becomes permanent even for third shows on Friday.
  • On Tuesday, three Barker's Beauties are present.
  • On Tuesday, Amber and her dog, Greta, help to present the second showcase, which is themed around National Adopt a Shelter Pet Day; as Amber notes in the script, she herself met Greta during Pet Adoption Week in 2011.
  • On Wednesday, Dice Game is mistakenly set up with the table backwards, putting the line almost right in front of the contestant (and also displaying the dice graphics that have been hidden on the back of the table for several years); fortunately, Drew notices the error while explaining the game and turns the table around.
  • On Thursday, Eazy az 1 2 3 is played for three trips.
  • On Thursday, Back to '74 is played for a car.


Week 32 (2,059 – 061xL): May 6-10

  • On Monday, Race Game is not seen before the prize reveal.
  • On Tuesday, in an extremely unusual move, the price of Temptation's car ends with 7.
  • On Tuesday, contestant Nicholas, who had lost a bet with his friends before the show, bids $1,000,000 on the fourth Item up for Bids; as his is left blank, this establishes that the Contestants' Row displays are not programmed to show seven-digit numbers.
  • On Tuesday, Bonus Game is played for a car.
  • On Wednesday, the metallic rims on the base of Range Game go back to being silver.
  • Friday's show is themed around Mother's Day, with moms playing alongside their own moms. Additionally, the following aspects of this episode are different than usual:
    • The extra Contestants' Row seat covers are both placed to the right of the four regular ones. The left-hand one is red, and the right-hand one is green.
    • Most of the lights on the set are various shades of pink, orange, and purple, as are the G-T asterisks in the graphics at the end of the opening.
    • Door #4 shows a hand-crafted version of the logo with a pink left-hand background surrounded by flowers and a curved backdrop and with a banner reading "Happy Mother's Day" at its base, all against a background of a pink gradient with sparkles on it. This version of the logo is also used in the graphics at the end of the opening, and it appears during every commercial outro in addition to the usual spots.
    • The opening ends with, "You are the first eight contestants as we celebrate Mother's Day on The Price Is Right!"
    • The Contestants' row displays are pink, and their borders are yellow.
    • The Contestants' Row wall shows a cascading version of the background from Door #4 with the door's flowers strewn across it.
    • The set is decorated for the special.
    • The Turntable screens and George's display show the background from Door #4. The center Turntable screen also shows the hand-crafted logo surrounded by flowers, and the other screens in the center row show the "Happy Mother's Day" banner surrounded by flowers, as does George's display; this latter graphic also replaces the logo graphics on the center Turntable screen during the Showcase.
    • The crew member controlling Squeeze Play has "Hi Mom!" written on his hand when he waves during the game.
    • The iPads offered as the second Item up for Bids show Manuela and Amber with their kids.
    • In Cliff Hangers, the mountain climber holds a bouquet of flowers instead of his pickaxe.
  • On Friday, One Wrøng Price is played for three trips.


Week 33 (2,060 – 062xL): May 13-17


Week 34 (2,061 – 063xL): May 20-24


Week 35 (2,062 – 064xL): May 27-31


Week 36 (2,063 – 065xL): June 3-7


Week 37 (2,064 – 066xL): June 10-14


Week 38 (2,065 – 067xL): June 17-21


Week 39 (2,066 – 068xL): June 24-28


Week 40 (2,067 – 069xL): July 1-2, 4

  • Season finale week; only three shows, on Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday.
  • This week was originally scheduled with only one show, an Independence Day episode (which, oddly, was planned as a Monday show despite its airdate). It was moved to Thursday and the other two shows were added to make up for the two cancelled episodes from December, #0402L and #0425L.
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