ABC and Fremantle announced today that multihyphenate star Elizabeth Banks can now add game show host to her acting, directing and producing credits. Banks is set to host the return of Press Your Luck, 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.
Press Your Luck premieres Wednesday, June 12 (8:00–9:00 p.m. EDT), on ABC.
“Elizabeth Banks is exactly the type of woman we want on ABC – she’s a big star who’s smart, strong and funny,” said Karey Burke, president, ABC Entertainment. “She has everything we need as the host of ‘Press Your Luck,’ one of our signature summer game shows. If anyone can ride herd on the Whammy, it’s Elizabeth!”
During each game of Press Your Luck, 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.
Press Your Luck is produced by Fremantle. The show is executive produced by Jennifer Mullin, Elizabeth Banks, Max Handelman and John Quinn, who also serves as showrunner.