New Director in for “Price Is Right”‘s 41st Season This Fall
The director’s chair at The Price Is Right has seemed more like a revolving door in the past couple of years. Bart Eskander left the program in 2009, with Rich DiPirro calling the shots for two years afterward. Michael Dimich took the role in June 2011, but lasted less than a year with Glenn Koch taking the reins for the remainder of the show’s 40th season. According to CBS’s press department website, it looks like there’s a new name taking over in September when Price begins season 41. A gentleman by the name of Ryan Polito will be the director for The Price is Right beginning with season 41.
According to IMDb, as far as game shows go, Polito’s experience as a director amounts to directing early episodes of Minute to Win It. He has a multitude of other credits dating back to 2003 and they include TV awards shows, standup comedy specials for comedians like Jim Norton and Russell Brand, and music/variety specials for talents like Taylor Swift, Jimmy Buffett and Larry the Cable Guy. He’s done some work for some pretty big names, but his work in this specific genre so far is light. It’s always good to keep an open mind with these things. Some people held Rich DiPirro’s work on “dramatic” game shows against him, but he proved to be arguably the best director of the program in years.
We will, of course, keep you apprised of any other changes coming up for the new upcoming seasons of Price and other games this fall.