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The (New) Price Is Right - This is the longest running and most well known of all the versions of the show. It began airing in 1972 on CBS and still airs today.

Bob Barker - He is the most well-known and longest-hosting of all The Price Is Right hosts. He hosted the CBS daytime version of the show from its premiere in 1972 until 2007 when he retired.

Drew Carey - He took over the hosting duties on the CBS daytime version in 2007 after Bob Barker retired.

Johnny Olson - He was the announcer of The Price Is Right from its premiere until his death in October 1985. There were still several episodes not yet aired after his death, so his final first-run episode aired in November 1985.

Rod Roddy - He became the announcer of The Price Is Right after the death of Johnny Olson. His first official episode aired in February 1986 and he continued to be announcer of the show until his death in October 2003.

Rich Fields - He became the announcer of the show after the death of Rod Roddy. His first official show aired in April 2004, and has held the announcer position for the rest of the Bob Barker era and continued to announce until Mike Richards dismissed him in July 2010.

George Gray - He was Mike Richards first choice to replace Rich Fields.

Dennis James was a sub-host. He sub-hosted for Bob Barker for three episodes in December of 1974 when Bob was out ill and unable to host.

On April Fools' Day, 2014, Craig Ferguson and Drew Carey switched hosting duties, with Carey hosting The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson and Ferguson taking over the hosting duties on TPIR. The episode also featured Shadoe Stevens as announcer, and sidekicks Geoff Peterson (a robot skeleton), and "Secretariat" (a pantomime horse).

There have been several sub-announcers. Gene Wood sub-announced on the daytime version and The Nighttime Price Is Right after the death of Johnny Olson. Rich Jeffries and Bob Hilton also sub-announced on the daytime version along with Rod Roddy before he was chosen as permanent announcer.

Burton Richardson sub-announced at varying times between 2001 and 2004 when Rod Roddy was unable to announce because of his health condition regarding surgery for cancer treatment. He also sub-announced for Rich Fields on a single episode in 2006 when he was out sick with laryngitis. Paul Boland sub-announced for a few episodes in 2002, and Randy West for some episodes in 2003. After the death of Rod Roddy, Daniel Rosen, Art Sanders, Roger Rose Don Bishop, and Jim Thornton all sub-announced in addition to Rich Fields before he was selected as permanent announcer.

Several names were considered. Dave Price, Todd Newton, John O'Hurley, Doug Davidson, Mike Richards, George Hamilton, Mario Lopez, and Mark Steines all did audition tapings before audiences in episodes that were not broadcasted. Later, Ian Ziering and Drew Carey were among other names being considered.

On July 23, 2007, Drew Carey announced on an appearance of the Late Show with David Letterman that he had been chosen as the host of The Price Is Right.

In regards to a widespread rumour of Rosie O'Donnell being a contender, she was never actually one of the possible future hosts being considered.

June 15, 2007, airing in its usual daytime timeslot, and again that night at 8:00 P.M. Eastern/7:00 P.M. Central.

On October 15, 2007, when the 36th year began.

November 3, 1975, which made it the first (and only) game show in daytime television history at its time to become upgraded to a one hour format.

After the contract to air Price Is Right ended in April 2000, Leslie Moonves, the president of CBS, decided he did not want reruns to air on GSN. Mr. Moonves is afraid reruns would cause ratings to fall for the current version on CBS. As a result the contract has not been renewed and ALL versions of Price Is Right has not aired on GSN since then.


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