Bob Barker, former host of "The Price is Right" and longtime animal activist, is making his return to television on the soap drama "The Bold and the Beautiful."
The 90-year-old will play himself in a three-episode story arc focused on animal rescue in Los Angeles. According to WeLoveSoaps, Barker will be interviewed by Liam Spencer (played by Scott Clifton) for a feature article on the issues surrounding control of the pet population. Naturally, as fans of "The Price is Right" remember, this is an issue near and dear to Barker's heart. Nearly every episode of the game show he hosted from 1972-2007 featured his iconic sign-off of "Help control the pet population. Have your pets spayed or neutered."
As part of the storyline, Barker encourages Spencer to visit the South Los Angeles Animal Shelter and see firsthand the efforts being made to help homeless pets. Brandon McMillan, animal trainer and host of the CBS series "Lucky Dog," will make a guest appearance; as will many of the real-life volunteers present at the shelter.
“In keeping with our commitment to spotlight real-life Los Angeles heroes, we are focusing this story arc on the work of animal care and rescue in our city’s shelters,” said Executive Producer and Head Writer Bradley Bell. “Having iconic TV personality and animal activist Bob Barker on the show is an honor. Bob is a highly respected advocate for animal rights and is an instrumental player in the storyline. Additionally, Los Angeles City Councilmember and former Police Chief Bernard Parks guest stars in a cameo role. Mr. Parks traveled on location with us to the South Los Angeles Animal Shelter, a remarkable facility for the care and rescue of animals that he was instrumental in building in his district. Both of these men are true heroes, and I am pleased that they are representing this important issue on The Bold and the Beautiful.”
You can check out a promo for the upcoming episodes, which air starting April 30th, below.