ABC Picks Up “Press Your Luck” and “Card Sharks” for Modern Game Show Reboot

Gosh, folks, it feels like the 1970s and 80s all over again. ABC Entertainment has picked up not one, but two more classic game shows for a modern reboot, bringing back Press Your Luck and Card Sharks.

What’s happening:

  • ABC Entertainment has announced that they’ve picked up fan-favorite game shows Press Your Luck and Card Sharks for a return to television.
  • The Fremantle-produced game shows will go into production this spring with exciting updates that everyone in the family will enjoy.
  • Hosts and premiere dates will be announced soon.

Press Your Luck:

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

Card Sharks:

  • Card Sharks is a game where one turn of a playing card can make you a winner or a loser!
  • The road to glory and riches begins with two players who face off in a head-to-head elimination game with the goal of one player making it to the grand prize winning deck.
  • The anticipation builds as each contestant has to decide if the odds are worth the risk of losing it all and making it to the big game.
  • Ultimately, players can either take their earned cash and quit or continue betting with the hope of reaching the top for a chance to take home a life-changing cash prize.
  • Card Sharks showrunner and executive producer is Scott St. John.
  • Jack Martin and Jennifer Mullin are also executive producers.

About Fremantle:

  • Fremantle is one of the largest and most successful creators, producers and distributors of scripted and unscripted content in the world.
  • A global entertainment powerhouse, Fremantle has an outstanding international network of production teams, companies, and labels in over 30 countries.
  • Fremantle produces more than 12,000 hours of original programming, roll out more than 60 formats and air 450 programs a year worldwide.
  • The group distributes over 20,000 hours of content in more than 200 territories.
  • Fremantle is also a world leader in digital and branded entertainment, with more than 300 million subscribers across 1,400 social channels and over 100 billion views across all platforms.