Bob Barker, a household name for a half-century as host of Truth or Consequences and The Price Is Right, died Saturday. He was 99. “I have grown old in your service,” the silver-haired, perennially tanned Barker joked on a primetime television retrospective in the mid-’90s. In all, he taped more than 5,000 shows in his career. Pictured: Bob Barker waves goodbye as he tapes his final episode of The Price Is Right in Los Angeles on June 6, 2007.
The Price is Right host Drew Carey, accepting an award at the NAB Show, believes the syndicated game show “could be around for 100 years on American television, because it’s just that strong.” Carey appeared on the first day of NAB, which is being held in Las Vegas in person for the first time since 2019 as COVID restrictions gradually ease. The Price is Right, which began airing in 1972, was inducted into the NAB’s Broadcasting Hall of Fame.
The Price Is Right is hitting the road, putting the game show on wheels and making 50 stops on a coast-to-coast tour for anyone who can’t make the trip to the Los Angeles studio. The “Come On Down Tour” — separate from the TV show or live stage shows — will kick off Friday at the Santa Monica Pier and will make stops in cities including Denver, Dallas, New Orleans, Nashville and St. Louis.
Host Drew Carey and executive producer and showrunner Evelyn Warfel will accept the award at The Achievement in Broadcasting Awards on the NAB Show Main Stage on April 24 at 4:30 p.m. in Las Vegas.
The longest-running game show in television history is celebrating its 50th season this month and offering viewers a chance to, as always, “come on down” to win by guessing the correct retail price for various items. The Price is Right host, comedian Drew Carey (l), appeared with longtime former host Bob Barker on March 25, 2009. Barker, who retired and passed the microphone to Carey, appeared on the show to promote his autobiography, Priceless Memories.
As the executive producer is ousted at Sony’s quiz show (and Wheel of Fortune), more than a dozen former staffers on the CBS and Fremantle show describe a “dismantling” of a workplace culture that preceded him.
CBS will mark 50 years of contestants comin’ on down for The Price Is Right with a two-hour primetime special next month. Set for 9-11 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 30, the special will look back at the biggest winners, never-before-seen outtakes and feature a salute to 35-year host Bob Barker.
Fremantle is the latest company to extend the holiday production hiatus on a number of its shows to protect against the latest surge in COVID-19 numbers. Daytime game shows The Price Is Right and Let’s Make A Deal have extended their breaks coming out of the Christmas holidays. Both were originally set to return to production in the first two weeks of January but will now not start back until the end of the month.
Long-running CBS game show The Price Is Right is heading back into production with a redesigned, COVID-friendly set and all of its usual rounds, but, for the first time in its nearly 50-year run, it will be without its rambunctious audience.
The network has renewed all five of its daytime shows — soaps The Young and the Restless and The Bold and the Beautiful and game shows The Price Is Right and Let’s Make a Deal along with The Talk — for 2019-20. The lineup collectively earned 56 Daytime Emmy nominations and is set to be the most-watched network daytime slate for the 32nd straight year.
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LOS ANGELES (AP) — “The Price is Right” model Manuela Arbelaez thought she would have to come on down to the unemployment line after she mistakenly revealed the price of […]
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On Monday, The Price Is Right kicked off its 42nd season and its sixth year with host Drew Carey leading the way. With a new season comes some new games, like “Do The Math,” where contestants take to a virtual blackboard to solve basic math equations. But fans of the show will be happy to know that popular game “Plinko” turns 30 this season, prompting an “all-Plinko” episode scheduled for this Friday.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Jurors awarded nearly $777,000 Tuesday to a former “The Price is Right” model who claimed she was discriminated against by producers because of her pregnancy. Brandi […]
LOS ANGELES (AP) – Bob Barker has spent millions of dollars helping elephants, bears, chimps and other animals. For decades when he was host of “The Price Is Right,” he […]