‘Card Sharks’ is an American game show based on the card game, ‘Acey Deucy.’ The name of the show is a play on the term “card sharp,” which means a person who is extremely skilled at card games. In the show, there are two oversized stacks of cards and two participants who compete for control over the stacks of cards by answering some questions and then guessing whether the following card is higher or lower in value than the previous one.
The show originally premiered in 1978 on NBC with Jim Perry as the host. Over the years, the show has hopped different channels on-and-off. The latest version of the game show features Joel McHale as the host. You may recognize him as the host for ‘The Soup’ and also as Jeff Winger from the popular sitcom, ‘Community.’ Let’s discuss the shooting locations!
Card Sharks Filming Locations
Over the years, the various versions of ‘Card Sharks’ have been filmed in multiple studios, including NBC Studios at Burbank, CBS Television City, Hollywood, and Tribune Studios, Hollywood. Here are the specific filming details!
CBS Television Studios, Hollywood
For the latest edition, ‘Card Sharks’ returned to filming at CBS Television City, Hollywood in California, where it was also filmed from 1986 to 1989. CBS Television City, also known as Television City, is located at 7800 Beverly Boulevard, at the corner of Fairfax Avenue, Los Angeles. The studio is owned by Hackman Capital Partners that also own Culver Studios.
The property now hosts eight separate studios and is the hub for the filming of television programs, especially live shows. Prior to that, it used to be the Gilmore stadium and an oil field. Keeping in mind the current situation of the pandemic, the producer Fremantle put strict protocols in place for health and safety.
The high-energy show is being filmed with minimal crew and without an audience. For a show like this, the live audience was a big part of the much talked about the energy of ‘Card Sharks. However, it had to be altered due to the pandemic restrictions.
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