Bob Barker to return to 'Price Is Right' to celebrate 90th birthday

For just the second time since Drew Carey took over as host of The Price Is Right, Bob Barker will return to the program, this time to celebrate his 90th birthday. One lucky studio audience will be able to witness Barker's return for an episode that will air on December 12th.

We've had Bob on just one other time since Drew Carey took over the show," says executive producer Mike Richards. "It was when Bob's book, Priceless Memories, came out and it was a priceless moment for fans. I was looking for the perfect reason to bring Bob back again and this TV legend turning 90 is the perfect reason."

Barker's pre-taped, one-day appearance will air on his birthday, Dec. 12, during a weeklong tribute (Dec. 9-13) to the animal rights crusader. "Monday through Friday we're going to be doing pet adoptions, which is something Bob did on the show for years," explains Richards.

During his appearance, Barker will help place a dog up for adoption and show off a special showcase engineered to demonstrate the benefits of turning 90. So, like, a discount at Old Country Buffet, a Prancersizing DVD and a grandchild who knows how to switch the input on the television, probably.

Remember to help control the pet population. Have your pets spayed or neutered.

[TV Guide]