Tuesday, December 01, 2020

Pluto TV Launches The Price Is Right: The Bob Barker Era Channel; A Very Merry MeTV Every Sunday on MeTV

The Price Is Right: The Barker Era

Fremantle and Pluto TV invite you to "Come On Down" for the most exciting new launch in vintage television history. Beginning today, (December 1, 2020) "The Price Is Right: The Barker Era" will be available to all Pluto TV users and will feature Barker-isms 24 hours a day, seven days a week – "Here's the first item up for bid on The Price Is Right". The new channel will celebrate one of the most iconic names in game show history, Bob Barker, bringing him back for fans as well as introducing him to a whole new generation. Having spent 35 years as the host of television's longest running game show, the beloved animal rights activist had the ability to connect with his audience like no other and was the recipient of 19 Daytime Emmy Awards and also received an Emmy Award for Lifetime Achievement in 1999.

Pluto TV users will be able to get their classic game show fix as The Price Is Right: The Barker Era broadcasts hundreds of episodes from the 80's all hosted by Barker. These game show gems have not been on television since their original air date – nearly 40 years ago. Within the collection of episodes, viewers will get to witness the first-ever unveiling of famous pricing games such as Plinko, and if lucky, may even catch a rare double Showcase winner. Not to mention, The Barker Era will be loaded with additional pricing games that are still gracing the shiny game show floor after all these years including Hole In One, Cliff Hangers, and Range Game. Then as we head into December, holiday merriment will be seen on Bidder's Row with a selection of seasonally inspired episodes airing on Christmas Eve.

In addition to being able to watch these episodes for the first time in decades on Pluto TV, fans of vintage The Price Is Right can also engage with The Barker Era via Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube. Join the social community, re-watch great moments, share memories, and don't forget to control the pet population - have your pet spayed or neutered. Fremantle has a longstanding relationship with Pluto TV, providing content across all genres of entertainment from their extensive library of both scripted and unscripted productions. Episodes included in The Price Is Right: The Barker Era are part of Fremantle's vast portfolio of game show content. The company is also home to BUZZR, the nation's first network dedicated to vintage game shows. BUZZR's laugh-out-loud content is available via a real-time live stream on Pluto TV. In addition, Fremantle's first dedicated Baywatch linear streaming channel is currently one of Pluto TV's leading third-party brand offerings.


A Very Merry TV

Don't forget about A Very Merry MeTV this holiday season on The MeTV Network! It's the most wonderful time of the year! A Very Merry MeTV airs every Sunday all holiday season long. Each Sunday, from 5PM–8PM Eastern/Pacific, enjoy beloved classic holiday episodes, festival specials and heart-warming TV movies. The festivities continue on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day with special airings of Scrooge (1970) and Holiday Greetings from the Ed Sullivan Show. Tune in every Sunday to see MeTV favorites like The Andy Griffith Show and Happy Days celebrate the season, plus beloved holiday episodes of sitcom favorites such as Cheers, Taxi, Newhart, WKRP in Cincinnati and The Odd Couple. On Sunday, December 6, don't miss A Very Brady Christmas, the 1988 reunion movie that brought the blended family into the Eighties. View the full line-up here.


Sitcoms Airing Tonight

Wednesday, February 1

Abbott Elementary - "Holiday Hookah" (ABC, 9:00PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
On the last day of school before winter break, Janine is convinced by her friend to go to a popular Hookah Club where she runs into unexpected colleagues. Elsewhere, Jacob crashes Barbara and Melissa’s traditional holiday dinner and in the process begins to learn the true meaning of Christmas.

Abbott Elementary - "Read-A-Thon" (ABC, 9:30PM ET/PT) (Repeat)
The competition heats up between Melissa and Janine as their classrooms go head-to-head in a read-a-thon sponsored by a local pizza shop. Both teachers encourage their students to hit the books hard but face some unexpected obstacles on their path to pizza glory. Meanwhile, Jacob and Gregory join forces and attempt to get their student-podcasting club off the ground.

Complete TV Listings


Sitcom Stars on Talk Shows (Week of January 30)

Wednesday, February 1

  • Nick Offerman (Parks and Recreation) - Watch Nick on Jimmy Kimmel Live! at 11:35pm on ABC.
  • Harrison Ford (Shrinking) - Harrison appears on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert at 11:35pm on CBS.
  • Natasha Lyonne (Poker Face/Russian Doll) - Natasha is a guest on Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Adam Pally (Indebted/Making History/The Mindy Project/Happy Endings) - Adam will be on Late Night with Seth Meyers at 12:36am on NBC.
  • Jenny Slate (The Great North/Big Mouth/Married/Bob's Burgers) - Jenny appears on The Late Late Show with James Corden at 12:37am on CBS.
  • D. L. Hughley (The Hughleys/Double Rush) - D. L. guest hosts Comedy Central's The Daily Show at 11pm.
  • Sheryl Lee Ralph (Abbott Elementary/Fam/Instant Mom/Moesha/It's a Living) - Sheryl is a guest on The Talk on CBS at 2pm ET/1pm CT-PT.
  • Alan Cumming (Schmigadoon!) - Alan appears on LIVE! with Kelly and Ryan, so check your local listings.
  • Jay Ellis (Insecure/The Game - Jay will be on The Kelly Clarkson Show, so check your local listings.
  • Drew Carey (The Drew Carey Show/The Good Life) - Drew is a guest on The Jennifer Hudson Show, so check your local listings.
  • Michael Urie (Shrinking/Younger/Partners) - Michael talks about the new Apple TV+ Shrinking on ABC's GMA 3: What You Need to Know at 1pm.
  • Abby Quinn (Mad About You) - Abby will be on PIX11 Morning News on WPIX in New York at 8:50am.
  • Terry Crews (Brooklyn Nine-Nine/Are We There Yet?/Everybody Hates Chris) - NBC's Today catches up with Terry in the 9am hour.


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11/15 - The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet - The Complete Season Seven / The Complete Season Eight
11/22 - That '70s Show - The Complete Series (Mill Creek)
11/29 - Ghosts - Season One (Blu-ray) (DVD)
12/06 - The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet - 70th Anniversary Ultimate Christmas Collection
12/13 - And Just Like That... - The Complete First Season
12/13 - Hogan's Heroes - The Complete Series (Blu-ray)
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01/27 - Master of None - Season Three / The Complete Series
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