The Price Is Right Says Farewell To Television City

So long, soundstage of 1,000 memories.

The cast and crew of The Price is Right made their final taping at Television City Monday. The iconic CBS game show, produced by Fremantle, is leaving the Los Angeles studio complex where it has taped since its 1972 relaunch.

The daytime staple will relocate to Haven Studios, a new facility in nearby Glendale, in which Fremantle is an investor with a long-term lease.

After taping an episode that featured classic Price is Right games, host Drew Carey shot a goodbye selfie.

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“Today we say farewell to the legendary Bob Barker Studio,” according to the game show’s official Instagram account. “Thank you for all the memories. We’ll see everybody in Glendale next season!”

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Hackman Capital Partners, which bought Television City for $750 million from CBS Corp. in 2019, is planning a $1.25 billion renovation of the landmark complex. In addition to The Price Is Right, it has been housing CBS’ The Late Late Show with James Corden, which is ending its run this spring, as well as The Young and the RestlessDancing with the Stars, American Idol and Real Time with Bill Maher, which are solidifying moving arrangements.

Hackman’s plan for Television City would raise the number of stages to at least 15, from eight, along with production support facilities and offices for rent. The four original stages built by CBS at the campus’ launch in 1952 would be preserved, along with other historical design elements created by Los Angeles architect William Pereira. At the time of the 2019 sale, CBS remained a tenant, keeping its Television City-based productions in place.

The Price Is Right, created by Bob Stewart, Mark Goodson and Bill Todman, premiered on September 4, 1972. Bob Barker hosted the program from its inception until his retirement in 2007, when Carey took over.

The stage, which was previously home to The Carol Burnett Show, The Jack Benny Program, and The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour, among others, was dedicated to Barker in 1998.

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