Fans Rage As ‘The Price Is Right’ Abruptly Taken Off Air, Why?

Drew Carey - YouTube/The Price Is Right

The Price Is Right was abruptly taken off the air on Friday and fans took to social media to express their concerns. Why was the beloved game show interrupted and when will it return to its regular schedule? Continue reading to find out.

CBS Breaking News Report Interrupts The Price Is Right

Fans took to social media to beg CBS to put The Price Is Right back on when it was pulled from television on Friday. The network interrupted the show’s regular schedule for breaking news on Friday.

Right before The Price Is Right was slated to begin, CBS broke into the feed with breaking news from the Supreme Court. This cut off the first few minutes of the game show, which meant that viewers didn’t get to see the intro or the first contestant.

Drew Carey - YouTube/The Price Is Right
YouTube/The Price Is Right

The Supreme Court ruled that hundreds of people were improperly charged in relation to January 6. CBS broke the news about the court’s decision, cutting off all regularly scheduled programming.

Instead of starting at the beginning, The Price Is Right picked back up six minutes after the breaking news alert was over. Viewers missed the first six minutes of the show and it cut in during a commercial break. Fans were furious.

They missed the introduction for Friday’s show as well as the first contestant winning their prize. Fans didn’t hesitate to take their complaints to social media.

Fans Beg CBS To Change Their Approach

Calling out CBS News, one user wrote, “Get off the air and put Price is Right on!” Another wrote, “@CBSNews OK Already! You told us about the ruling now get off the TV. You aren’t even saying anything relevant now.”

A third person chimed in, “I’ve been through enough these last 16 hours, CBS, I just wanna watch the Price is Right,” referring to Thursday night’s presidential debate. “I was watching the Price is Right and they broke in for breaking news about the Supreme Court,” yet another viewer complained.

The Price Is Right: Drew Carey
The Price Is Right: Drew Carey

Viewers know that this isn’t the first time the game show has been interrupted recently. In May, The Price Is Right was taken off air for another breaking news segment. This time, it was a speech from President Joe Biden addressing protests that were happening on college campuses around the United States.

Fans’ biggest complaint is that the news could wait until after the game show is over at noon. Typically, there is a news report at that time anyway, so unless the news is actually urgent, they shouldn’t interrupt regularly scheduled programming.

What do you think about the game show being taken off air? Let us know in the comments below.

Amanda Blankenship


  1. i get tired of them cutting in to the beginning or end of shows. I don’t see them doing that during soap operas!!!! what they break in about could waitt

  2. We do need the news but there is a better way to let us know. Especially when the regular news is always on midday anyway

  3. The networks are so afraid that other networks will “scoop” them on the news and say it first, they don’t realize that we really don’t care who reports it first. They consistently use TPIR to report non-news. Luckly, I’m subscribed to Paramount Plus and can watch it ad free later that evening.

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