ABC is banking on ‘big bucks and no whammys’ this Summer when it returns the classic TV game show “Press Your Luck” to its lineup. The multi-talented Elizabeth Banks was just announced as the game show’s host and she’ll bring her trademark witty style to the game that requires strategy and cunning to avoid the devilish Whammy and rake in some huge pots of money and prizes.
“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!”
Banks is known for her role as Effie Trinket in The Hunger Games film series. She also appeared in two Pitch Perfect movies. We loved her in Seabiscuit and she appeared in the Tobey Maguire Spider-Man trilogy too!
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” premieres Wednesday, June 12 on ABC.