Barker finale gets primetime rerun


We have to believe this is a first – a rerun in primetime of a program that aired in a daytime slot just a few hours earlier. But then, the final appearance by Bob Barker as host of "The Price is Right" is not a normal daytime TV event. CBS says Barker's last original one-hour show will air in its normal time slot (11 am ET/10 am PT) on Friday, June 15th, and then be repeated as the kickoff to primetime that evening (8 pm ET/PT). It will lead into CBS' broadcast of "The 34th Annual Daytime Entertainment Emmy Awards (9:00-11:00 PM, live ET/ delayed PT), from the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood. Barker, by the way, is nominated for what would be his 18th and 19th Daytime Emmy Awards.  

Barker is retiring after 50 years in show business and 35 years of hosting "The Price is Right," the longest-running game show in television history. Reruns with Barker as host will continue through the summer, with no announcement yet on a new host for this fall. "The Price is Right" is from Mark Goodson Productions, in association with FremantleMedia, North America Inc.  Bob Barker is executive producer, Roger Dobkowitz producer and Bart Eskander director.