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Julie Chen and Holly Robinson Peete Handle the Showcase Showdown on 'The Price Is Right' (VIDEO)

by Nick Zaino, posted Apr 6th 2011 6:15PM
Julie Chen and Holly Robinson Peete on 'The Price Is Right''The Price Is Right' (weekdays, syndicated on CBS) got a couple of new spokesmodels today as Julie Chen and Holly Robinson Peete moonlighted from 'The Talk' to introduce the Showcase Showdown. It was a bit of network cross-promotion -- both shows are on CBS.

"Whenever Rodney and I get the chance, we head out for a weekend getaway to someplace romantic," said Peete, referring to her husband, a former NFL quarterback. Peete introduced prizes of a trip to the Napa Valley and an SUV. Chen introduced a shopping spree in New York City, complete with a personal shopping assistant, plus a BMW convertible. They ended together with the traditional "It's all yours if ... the price is right."

Don't get used to Chen and Peete on 'The Price Is Right.' 'The Talk' was renewed earlier this year, and the show is doing well. Then again, it never hurts to have your resume on file somewhere else.

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Drew Carey Honors LeBron Bet, George Lopez to Present 'Price Is Right' Showcase (VIDEO)

by Jason Hughes, posted Apr 6th 2011 6:59AM
Drew Carey is a man of his word. It was proven on 'Lopez Tonight' (Weeknights, 12AM ET on TBS) when George Lopez reminded him of a bet the two of them made the last time Carey was a guest. To give you an idea of the bet, it was before LeBron James had announced he was leaving Cleveland for Miami.

"I'll bet you $1,000 I think LeBron's staying in Cleveland," Carey said at the time. "And if he leaves, I'll let you come on 'The Price Is Right' and present a Showcase of your choice."

But that was then, and this is now. "Can I present a Showcase?" Lopez asked tonight.

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Alan Alda, Hugh Dancy Stop by 'The Big C,' Bret Michaels Sues CBS for Tonys Fall and More TV News

by Jean Bentley, posted Mar 28th 2011 5:15PM
Alan AldaAlan Alda is donning scrubs once more.

The onetime 'ER' actor has booked a guest role on Showtime's 'The Big C' as Dr. Atticus Sherman, an oncologist whom Laura Linney's Cathy consults after her first cancer treatment fails, the network announced today.

Also joining the half-hour comedy: British actor Hugh Dancy, who has signed on for a recurring part, Deadline reports.

In other TV news ...

Remember that time Bret Michaels got hit in the head with a stage piece at the Tony Awards? Well, he's suing CBS and the show's producers for not telling him how to exit the stage properly. [THR, Esq.]

CBS corporate synergy alert! Julie Chen and Holly Robinson Peete of 'The Talk' and Drew Carey of 'The Price is Right' will appear on each other's shows in a crossover event scheduled for next week. [EW]

Alton Brown has signed a new three-year deal with the Food Network. The star will continue to develop and host shows as well as appear on 'The Next Food Network Star,' 'The Next Iron Chef' and 'Iron Chef America.' [Deadline]

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Contestant Literally Jumps for Joy on 'Price Is Right' (VIDEO)

by Donald Deane, posted Mar 14th 2011 1:00PM
Contestant Literally Jumps for Joy on 'Price is Right'A contestant literally jumps for joy when he wins a $1,000 bonus prize and earns a shot at a showcase on 'The Price is Right' (weekdays, syndicated).

"It's crazy how much excitement you can get from just spinning a wheel, isn't it?" asks host Drew Carey as the man takes his second spin.

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Contestants Have a Winning Day on 'The Price is Right' (VIDEO)

by Donald Deane, posted Mar 7th 2011 3:30PM
Contestants Have a Winning Day on 'The Price is Right'It was a winning day on 'The Price is Right' (weekdays, syndicated) as a contestant spins "The Big Wheel" and earns $1,000 and a bonus spin, which, despite the odds, nets her an additional $25,000.

But, the woman's good fortune seems to end there. During the Showcase, her bid is off by $24,421, while her opponent's bid misses the mark by a mere $72. This earns her rival both sets of prizes in a rare Double Showcase.

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'Family Guy' Patriarch Covers Madonna, Causes 'Price Is Right' Mayhem (VIDEO)

by Aimee Deeken, posted Jan 10th 2011 7:30AM
Peter Covers Madonna's 'Ray of Light' on 'Family Guy'When Peter Griffin is tired on 'Family Guy' (Sun., 9PM ET on FOX), he forgoes his beer for a Red Bull. Suddenly he's belting out (in falsetto) Madonna's 'Ray of Light' and, like her, dancing in front of a fast-paced background. "And I feeeeeeel..."

He then utilizes his new energy on 'The Price Is Right.' Everything's going well, until he spins the famous wheel so hard it flies off its axis and plows through the studio audience, leaving crushed attendees in its wake.

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Contestant Beats the Rat Race and Takes Home a Classic Car on 'The Price is Right' (VIDEO)

by Jason Hughes, posted Dec 30th 2010 2:18PM
'The Price is Right'One of the great things about 'The Price Is Right' (Weekdays, Syndicated on CBS) is that you never know what you're going to face, or what you're going to be playing for. Sometimes you have to know stuff and other times it's just luck.

Today, Jacqueline faced a trifecta of prizes, capped off by a classic 1955 cherry red Ford Thunderbird. In order to take home all three prizes, she had to pick the top three finishers in the 'Rat Race' challenge.

Jacqueline settled on the middle three of the five mechanical rats. It's a game of blind luck and faith, and apparently Jacqueline had plenty of both.

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'Price is Right' Contestant Gives Random Shout-Out to Joel McHale (VIDEO)

by Donald Deane, posted Dec 23rd 2010 1:45PM
Possibly hoping for a spot on 'The Soup,' a 'Price is Right' contestant gives a random shout-out to Joel McHale. Unfortunately, this seems to earn only a tepid response from host Drew Carey.

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'Price is Right' Crew Dresses as Characters from 'The Wizard of Oz' (VIDEO)

by Donald Deane, posted Oct 29th 2010 2:45PM
On a special Halloween episode of 'The Price is Right' (weekdays, syndicated), the crew dresses up as characters from the classic movie 'The Wizard of Oz.'

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Drew Carey Talks Dramatic Weight Loss on 'The Early Show' (VIDEO)

by Donald Deane, posted Oct 14th 2010 3:00PM
'Price is Right' host Drew Carey opens up on the secret to his dramatic weight loss of almost 80 pounds, and explains the benefits of reducing from his previous weight of 262 pounds on 'The Early Show' (weekdays, 7AM ET on CBS).

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The Prizes Floor a Contestant on 'The Price Is Right' (VIDEO)

by Jason Hughes, posted Sep 27th 2010 4:12PM
'The Price Is Right'Maybe it was the excitement about host Drew Carey's dramatic weight loss that had this contestant light on her feet. More likely, this contestant on 'The Price Is Right' (Weekdays, syndicated on CBS) was beside herself over the chance to walk away with a brand new car. It's one of the show's most popular prizes.

But why stop there. Carey motioned Gwenda over toward him. "Have a seat," he said. "You're gonna want to stay down." At this, she discovered that she wasn't competing for just one car, but one by one, three new cars were revealed. By the end of the reveals, she could barely talk, much less compete.

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Drew Carey Weight Loss Stuns Contestant on 'The Price is Right' Premiere (VIDEO)

by Chris Harnick, posted Sep 20th 2010 5:25PM
Drew Carey'The Price Is Right' (weekdays, syndicated on CBS) is back for a new season, and it comes complete with a very thin Drew Carey after his weight loss.

"You look great, you look great. Oh my god," the contestant told a much-slimmer Carey on today's premiere. "Thank you very much, you too," Carey responded.

Carey revealed his new look, along with a new game and the biggest prize ever -- $100,000 -- on the premiere of Season 39. The game, "Pay the Rent," also featured the biggest set for a game that's ever been constructed for 'Price Is Right.'

So, did the contestant take home big money or blow her chance at $100,000? Watch and find out.

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'The Price is Right' Opens 39th Season with a New Game, New Announcer, New Host

by Bob Sassone, posted Sep 20th 2010 1:10PM
The Price is Right'The Price is Right' started its 39th year this morning, and to celebrate the first episode of the season they debuted a new game called Pay The Rent. In this game, contestants have to OH MY GOD DREW CAREY HAS LOST A TON OF WEIGHT!!

A lot of fans already knew that Drew had lost several pounds off his frame, but it's a whole different thing to see it in the 'Price is Right' setting. My first reaction when Drew came out from behind the door at the start of the show was "wow, he looks...odd." That's not a dig at Drew -- he looks great -- but it's just the shock of seeing someone who's looked a certain way for 20 years appear a lot thinner. Took me a moment to get my mind wrapped around it.

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Bob Barker Denies Dissing Drew Carey

by Kim Potts, posted Jul 28th 2010 2:30PM
Bob Barker Drew CareyDon't believe the spin: Longtime 'The Price Is Right' host Bob Barker said comments he made to a TMZ.com paparazzo on Monday were not meant to disparage the performance of current 'TPIR' host Drew Carey.

Barker's proof: Dissing Drew would mean putting a dent in his own future earnings.

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Who Should Be The New Announcer on 'The Price is Right'?

by Bob Sassone, posted Jul 25th 2010 12:00PM
Rich FieldsAs 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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