Australian “The Price is Right” Set to Return to Channel 7 in April
The rumors are true…the Australian version of The Price is Right is coming back. Larry Emdur, who hosted a version of the show from 1993 to 2005, is set to return to the iconic television series. Production will begin this week with an episode dedicated to original host Ian Turpie who lost a battle with cancer in early March 2012. The show is looking to debut sometime next month, April, and it’s assumed it will air at 5:00PM. This will make it precede currently-struggling Deal or No Deal, which has been seeing large drop-offs in viewership over the past few years.
Rumors of Australian Price is Right‘s revival first came in late February 2012 following an appearance on the American version of the show on CBS. Larry Emdur said, in a statement, “There’s a whole generation of people who grew up watching Turps on The Price Is Right and we’ll now have a new generation seeing the show for the first time. We can’t wait to start. When I was asked if I wanted to be involved in this new version, I think I was as excited as 20 showcase winners an an inflatable spa bath.”