Say it ain't so, Bob. After 35 years, Bob Barker is retiring as host of The Price Is Right, arguably the most famous game show in television history.
But don't feel bad for too long. At the Grand Casino Resort Tunica, you can check out one of Barker's possible replacements, Todd Newton (pictured), who is hosting The Price Is Right Live!, an interactive stage show running through June 30th.
According to Patrick Collins of the Grand Casino, The Price Is Right Live! is just like the TV show. "FremantleMedia is the company that produces The Price Is Right, and Fremantle is producing our show, too," Collins says.
Like the original, The Price Is Right Live! beckons randomly chosen contestants to the stage to play games, such as Plinko and Cliff Hangers. The stage show also replicates the same overall atmosphere and excitement. There's a vibrant set and a big screen that captures the newly named contestants as they sprint to the stage. "It's a fun show that everyone knows," Collins adds.
The two top contestants ultimately bid against one another for hefty prize packages. In this version, those spinning the "big wheel" can win a $1,000 cash prize.
Now come on down!
"the Price Is Right Live!," Grand Casino Resort Tunica, Tuesday-Sunday through June 30th. 4 and 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday. Sunday shows at 7:30 p.m. cost: $34.95. Friday and Saturday shows at 7:30 p.m. are $44.95. Saturday matinee at 4 p.m. is $39.95 (1-800-win-4win).