Casting Calls: How to Be a Game Show Contestant

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If you've been watching game shows for years and want to be on the other side of the TV screen, make a go for it! The shows all have casting calls; some are for a limited time while others are ongoing. Decide which show or shows you'd like to be on. Then find out what each show wants in a contestant. If you fit that description, delve into the application process. For more information check this list of places to find casting calls as well.

Current Casting Calls

These casting calls are put out for a limited time only, so don't miss your chance!

  • Hollywood Game Night - Want to be one of the "civilian" players on season two of Hollywood Game Night? You must be "energetic" and "fun," and only applicants over the age of 21 will be considered. Check out the casting call for more information.
  • Big Brother - Think you've got what it takes to live in a house full of crazy people for the summer and win some cash? Big Brother has been renewed for another season and casting is already open. Visit for everything you'll need to apply, and be sure to read everything through and stick to the instructions!
  • Who Wants to Be a Millionaire - You can now get tickets to be in the audience for a taping of Millionaire, and with every audience ticket comes the chance to audition to be on the show. Visit the official Millionaire website to request your tickets.
  • Wheel of Fortune - Wheel of Fortune has added online applications to its methods of becoming a contestant, and that's good news for anyone who's always wanted to be on the show! All you need to do is go to and follow the instructions to submit your video or online application. They've got some handy video creation tips there too, so don't forget to read and adhere to them!

Ongoing Contestant Applications

These shows are always looking for contestants. Find all the application info you'll need through the following links:

Special Casting Events

Some popular shows have scheduled casting events across the country in search of contestants. New shows, if they've got enough publicity behind them, will also roll out nationwide casting calls.

Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? - Millionaire is taking its contestant search on the road! If you want to try out for this quiz show, you can check the dates and times of the tour at the official site. More dates and cities should be added soon.

Jeopardy! Brain Bus - The Brain Bus is basically a tour bus that travels around the country in search of contestants for the show. At each stop, 1,000 people are given a test, and then mock games are played for prizes. Those who catch the eye of Brain Bus staff (and who have passed the test) are invited to attend auditions in California. For more information, schedules, and to sign up to be notified when the Brain Bus is coming your way, head over to the Jeopardy! website.

The Wheelmobile - Wheel of Fortune has a similar traveling tour bus to recruit contestants called the Wheelmobile. Instead of a test, potential contestants fill out applications and then names are randomly drawn to play Wheel-inspired games to win prizes. Some applicants are invited to attend auditions for the show. You can learn all about the Wheelmobile and register to be notified of upcoming events at the Wheel of Fortune website.