Trio remaining in Price line

Entertainment Tonight cohost Mark Steines, actor George Hamilton, and Las Vegas' The Price Is Right stage show host Todd Newton are still in the running to succeed Bob Barker as host of CBS' venerable game show The Price Is Right.

It is understood that the options on most of the candidates who auditioned for the job expired Friday.

Sources indicated that the options on Steines, Hamilton, and Newton have been picked up. Representatives for CBS and Price producer FremantleMedia North America declined comment.

CBS might hold off on announcing Barker's successor until its two-night prime time send-off to the 50-year showbiz veteran on May 16 and 17. CBS' fall 2007 upfront presentation is scheduled for May 16.

Barker will tape his last Price show in June, when he will retire after 35 years on the show.

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Jun 16, 2007
if bob barker is leaving, they might as well cancel it, because it just wont be the same without him.
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May 14, 2007
The Price Is Right will not be the same without Bob Barker hosting.Just like it was diffent to watch it when Rod Roddy died in 2003.
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Apr 24, 2007
Who would want this gig?
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Apr 21, 2007
The Price is Right won't be the same without Bob, but the show must be allowed to survive.
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Apr 21, 2007
no one can replace Bob.
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Apr 18, 2007
They should just cancel it. Bob Barker IS The Price is Right!
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Apr 18, 2007
"Price is Right" is my mother's favorite show in the morning and I've watched it with Bob Barker my whole life. I don't know how I'll receive the show with someone else. VERY STRANGE. I know my mother will hate it. They need to use wisdom that whatever happens respect is given to Bob.
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Apr 17, 2007
George Hamilton? I didnt here anything about him.
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Apr 17, 2007
Bob is a great host and this is a great show and so ya'll should get a new host quick and no re-runs please.
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Apr 17, 2007
I have seen bob on the show since i was born. 35 years ago. It will not be the same show, ever, and CBS would be good in mind to end the show. It's like Regis & Kelly. It just doesn't work w/o Regis. Bob is the living breathing part of the show and it will feel empty without him. Let the show have its finally.
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Apr 17, 2007
I would *SO* love to watch old reruns of the show instead.
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Apr 16, 2007
it wont be the same they should just cancle it
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Apr 16, 2007
The Price is Right is Bob's show. I can't believe it is so old.
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Apr 16, 2007
Just like how who wants to be a millionaire wasn't close to the same without regis(some how got boring for me after) price is right will never be the same unless a BIG name that everyone knows takes over but i doubt it.
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Apr 16, 2007
I completely agree with you, evildevil. I love the show but it won't be the same without Bob.
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Apr 16, 2007
The Price is Right will be nothing without Bob Barker. Might be best to just run reruns in its place.
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