Skip to content
Catholic Online Logo

By Catholic Online (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

10/30/2013 (1 year ago)

Catholic Online (www.catholic.org)

Drew Carey had assumed Barker's hosting duties since Barker's retirement

Celebrating his 90th birthday, longtime "The Price is Right" host Bob Barker will once again encourage audiences to "come on down!" Barker will take to the stage one more time since his retirement from the long-running game show in 2007. The when and where will be a surprise for the studio audience while the show is taped at the old CBS Television City studio.

Bob Barker's one-day appearance will air on his birthday, December 12, during a week-long tribute.

Bob Barker's one-day appearance will air on his birthday, December 12, during a week-long tribute.

Highlights

By Catholic Online (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

Catholic Online (www.catholic.org)

10/30/2013 (1 year ago)

Published in TV

Keywords: Bob Barker, The Price is Right game show, animal rights


LOS ANGELES, CA (Catholic Online) - "We've had Bob on just one other time since Drew Carey took over the show," executive producer Mike Richards says. "It was when Bob's book, 'Priceless Memories,' came out and it was a priceless moment for fans. I was looking for the perfect reason to bring Bob back again and this TV legend turning 90 is the perfect reason."

Barker's one-day appearance will air on his birthday, December 12, during a week-long tribute. Honoring Barker's career as an animal rights activist, "Monday through Friday we're going to be doing pet adoptions, which is something Bob did on the show for years," Richards explains.

Barker will also help place a puppy up for adoption, he will also take part in a special Showcase presentation featuring prizes that honor the benefits of reaching 90. Such as? "Being treated well," Richards says. "And you'll be treated incredibly well on this trip to wherever... It's intended to show off just how hilarious Bob is and let him have a little fun. We couldn't be more excited!"

"The Price is Right" remains daytime's Number 1 show, Richards feels confident making one more announcement: "I'm officially extending an invitation to Bob to come back for his 100th birthday!"

It must be noted that things weren't always amicable between Barker and the show's producers. Hosting the show for 35 years, Barker was snubbed to participate in the game show's 40th anniversary special. Barker said the show's producers "chose to ignore me, which is fine."

Barker was shown in several clips but was not invited to appear on the program or attend the taping. "They haven't even offered me a DVD," Barker said at the time.

Barker thought he was omitted from the anniversary show "because I have been critical of them for giving away prizes that I consider inappropriate."

He complained to producers for awarding tickets to Sea World and the Calgary Stampede as prizes. Both organizations "are notorious for animal abuse," Barker said.

Drew Carey assumed Barkers' hosting duties following his retirement and has hosted the show since.

A birth foretold: click here to learn more!

---


Pope Francis: end world hunger through 'Prayer and Action'


Copywriter 2015 - Distributed by THE NEWS CONSORTIUM

Pope Francis Prayer Intentions for July 2015
Universal:
That political responsibility may be lived at all levels as a high form of charity.
Evangelization: That, amid social inequalities, Latin American Christians may bear witness to love for the poor and contribute to a more fraternal society.



Comments


More TV

Cord-cutters on the move: Record number of Americans ditching cable TV services for the Internet Watch

Image of Perhaps tiring of paying for channels they never watch, many viewershave chosen to ditch Pay TV altogether for free online streaming.

By Catholic Online (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

Many young people - as well as many older Americans, are ditching their pay TV for Internet streaming. In an example of "watching what you want - when you want," consumers are flocking to the ease of online streaming. Called "Cord-cutters" or "cord nevers," ... continue reading


HUSH, HUSH: They deny - but NBC invests $250 million in BuzzFeed Watch

Image of

By Catholic Online (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

A major media organization is laying out a pretty penny in order to be seen as "cutting edge" and "trendy." NBCUniversal is reportedly investing $250 million in BuzzFeed at a $1.5 billion valuation. BuzzFeed is a hyperkinetic, colorful news Web site dedicated ... continue reading


Showtime series breaks boundaries, features ISIS, Putin and Snowden Watch

Image of Photo from Homeland season 4.

By Nikky Andres (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

The fifth season of Homeland will take on a major geo-political personality, including the Muslim extremist group, ISIS, and Russia's president, Vladimir Putin. This thriller television series has been relocated to Germany after it was pulled from the Middle East. ... continue reading


Catching the summer 'stream' on Netflix, Amazon Prime, Hulu Watch

Image of The Kevin Costner classic

By Catholic Online (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

The summer heat is at its peak in the month of August. Do the only sensible thing to do - and watch movies on TV in air-conditioned comfort. Here's a list of films and original content coming to streaming services for the final month of summer. LOS ANGELES, CA ... continue reading


TV adaptation of Colombia's only saint frustrates devotees Watch

Image of

By Nikky Andres (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

For weeks now, promotional ads have been spotted announcing what claims to be Colombia's next huge prime-time television sensation. However, several controversies have emerged over this TV adaptation that dramatizes the life story of Colombia's only Roman Catholic ... continue reading


Live televised exorcism to occur inside the infamous house that inspired 'The Exorcist' Watch

Image of

By Atarah Haely (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

Destination America will show a live exorcism from inside the house that inspired both the novel and film "Exorcist," six decades later. For the upcoming special, "Exorcism: Live!," the team will exclusively film in the suburbs of St. Louis, Missouri. This will be the ... continue reading


Comic-Con's Christian activists bombarded by Devil promoters involved with A&E's new series 'Damien' Watch

Image of

By Nikky Andres (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

Comic-con is an event known to be frequented by religious protesters. A&E's new series "Damien" is using a very unusual approach to get noticed at Comic-Con. During the recent convention, publicity materials for the "Omen" prequel "Damien" were distributed side by side ... continue reading


New MTV show 'White People' attacks Caucasians over 'white privilege' in America Watch

Image of The MTV show

By Catholic Online (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

A new show on MTV, "White People" calls the nation's Caucasians to task for what it perceives to be "white privilege." The program follows five young white people to document their experiences with racial identity. The show is the brainchild of Pulitzer-Prize ... continue reading


New TLC show to focus on stories of inspiring modern-day miracles Watch

Image of

By Atarah Haely (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

Roma Downey, actress and filmmaker for movies like "The Bible", "Son of God" and "A.D.", shared that an upcoming show she will host aims to share inspiring stories of "modern-day miracles." These real-life stories constitute the struggles of families and individuals ... continue reading


Behind the scenes secrets: Marriage Boot Camp's hidden moments of faith Watch

Image of

By Atarah Haely (NEWS CONSORTIUM)

Elizabeth Carroll, from "Marriage Boot Camp: Reality Stars," exposed some of behind the scenes secrets that viewers of the popular reality TV series don't know about. In her recent appearance on "The Church Boys" podcast, Carroll shared that the stars were given a ... continue reading


All TV News

Newsletters

Newsletter Sign Up icon

Stay up to date with the latest news, information, and special offers

Daily Readings

Reading 1, First Thessalonians 4:1-8
1 Finally, brothers, we urge you and appeal to you in ... Read More

Psalm, Psalms 97:1, 2, 5-6, 10, 11-12
1 Yahweh is king! Let earth rejoice, the many isles ... Read More

Gospel, Matthew 25:1-13
1 'Then the kingdom of Heaven will be like this: Ten ... Read More

Saint of the Day

Saint of the Day for August 28th, 2015 Image

St. Augustine of Hippo
August 28: St. Augustine of Hippo is the patron of brewers because of his ... Read More

Inform, Inspire & Ignite Logo

Find Catholic Online on Facebook and get updates right in your live feed.

Become a fan of Catholic Online on Facebook


Follow Catholic Online on Twitter and get News and Product updates.

Follow us on Twitter