How many times have you sat in your living room watching a game show and just knew you would do so much better than the person on your TV screen? Whether it’s someone missing a totally obvious phrase on Wheel of Fortune or wasting their “phone a friend” on Who Wants to Be a Millionaire, we’ve all rolled our eyes at game show contestants who we were absolutely sure we could beat to the big win.
Well, maybe it’s time to really put your money where your mouth is! You can audition for one of the five shows below to prove once and for all that you’ve got what it takes. Some of the shows are more difficult to land than others, but the prizes they offer still make it worth at least giving it a shot. After all, you’ve got nothing to lose — and so much to gain! Keep reading below to find out how you can be on one of your favorite game shows.
Wheel of Fortune
Only about 600 contestants are selected out of the millions of people who register to be on the show each year. If you are selected, though, you will then be able to audition when they alert you that their "Wheelmobile" is in your area. It might sound like a lot of waiting around, but that's just more time to practice your spelling and wordplay skills.
Register on the Wheel of Fortune website!
Who Wants to Be a Millionaire
Although it's hosted by Chris Harrison now, not long-time host Meredith Viera shown above, the show is still around quizzing contestants. The tough questions begin before you're even in the "hot seat" with a lenghty application to audition. You will also have to get to Las Vegas where the show is filmed on your own dime. If you win big, though, it might be worth the investment.
Apply on the Millionaire website!
Your family can try out in person or by submitting a video. The show's website explains that the goal is to highlight what makes your family unique and stand out from the rest of potential contenstants. Of course, you'll all need to have plenty of energy and enthusiam. If submitting a tape, it should be around three to five minutes long.
Submit your audition on the Family Feud website!
The Price Is Right
As anyone who's watched the show knows, contestants are randomly selected to "come on down" from the audience. Everyone with a ticket to the show has a chance to hear their name called by the announcer. If you're not in California where the show is filmed, you can try your luck with the live onstage version of the game show that travels the country.
Get tickets for The Price Is Right from On Camera Audiences!
This show might be the toughest one to get onto: You have to pass a 50-question online test before taking another written test. If you pass both of those, you'll be asked to do an in-person audition. Even after you go through the audition process, that's not a guarantee you'll be selected to appear on the show. It makes sense that the show notorious for its tricky questions would also be the most difficult to book!
Register to take the online test on the Jeopardy! website!