As Gary told you the other day, Rich Fields has been let go from his position as the announcer on 'The Price is Right.' This is too bad. Fields has done a fine job since taking over the role in 2004, having a good rapport with both Bob Barker and now Drew Carey.
There's a lot of talk about what they're going to do. Fields himself said in a statement on his site that they're going to be auditioning stand-up comics. Alex at BuzzerBlog says that besides former 'Shop 'Til You Drop' host J.D. Roberto announcing an episode this week (the show has started taping new episodes for the fall this week), comics Jeff Davis and Brad Sherwood will try out too.
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"$#*! My Dad Says" has recast the lead role of William Shatner's son, to whom much of the dad's $#*! gets said. Jonathan Sadowski ("Friday the 13th," "American Dreams") will star in the CBS sitcom, replacing Ryan Devlin ("Cougar Town"). [Variety]
Andrea Roth (pictured) of "Rescue Me" is joining the cast of the new CBS drama "Blue Bloods," where she'll play a love interest for Tom Selleck's NYPD chief. She replaces Wendy Moniz in the role. [EW]
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NBC's midseason comedy "Friends with Benefits" has cast Zach Cregger ("The Whitest Kids U'Know
Changes, some big some small, are coming to America's oldest game show. 'The Price is Right' is suddenly in the news this week, thanks to an old scandal, a departing major player, and reports of tweaks to the show's format that could mean more frills and less game play. Longtime fans may be grumbling and asking themselves Wwbbd? (What would Bob Barker do?)
The biggest change is the departure of longtime announcer Rich Fields, which Fields himself confirmed last week in a statement to fans. Fields, who has told contestants to "come on down" since 2004, wrote that his replacement will be an improv comic, someone who'll be chosen via on-air auditions.
It's not clear whether Fields was let go, quit to pursue greener pastures (he'll still be working for CBS as a weatherman), or left because of the new direction the show is taking.
The commercial's now been released, features Price Is Right announcer Rich Fields, and is a lot of fun. Bam! Zap! Take a look!
That's the only explanation I can fathom for The Price Is Right announcer Rich Fields' slow cognitive eradication as evidenced by this video. Let's hope gets a "brand new braaaiin" real soon.
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