Australia’s Seven Looks to Revive “The Price is Right”
We’re starting this week’s updates with a story from Australia. MediaSpy is reporting that Seven’s now-canceled popular game show The Price is Right (obviously based on the American version) is being eyed up for a revival. Seven currently airs the long running daily version of Deal or No Deal hosted by Andrew O’Keefe, but its ratings have been shrinking for years. It is now losing to competing daily game show Millionaire: Hot Seat. These shows are important to the networks because they provide the lead-in to their 6:00PM news. They are weighing the options of a primetime version or another daily edition.
Network sources told MediaSpy that no host has been attached to the revival yet, but original host Larry Emdur’s name is being tossed around. Larry hosted the show from 1993 to 1998, and again from 2003 to 2005. Larry recently signed a talent deal with Seven to host their morning show as well as other programs. The show was last seen on Nine Network in 2005. Nine now airs Millionaire: Hot Seat. Larry Emdur was recently featured on the CBS version of the show.
Here’s some of the Australian version if you haven’t seen it yet.
Source : MediaSpy