The Price Is Right Suspends Production For Grieving Drew Carey

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The Price Is Right is as much of a weekday morning staple as tall cups of coffee and heavy traffic. However, the hit ViacomCBS game show has temporarily hit pause on production for the week so that host Drew Carey can comfortably grieve following the death of his ex-fiancée Amie Harwick.

Though the game show usually tapes a week's run of episodes on Tuesdays and Wednesdays at its Television City home in Los Angeles, The Price Is Right sent out emails to ticket-holders alerting them to the news that filming would be postponed for this week. You can check out what was seen in that email below.

We sincerely apologize, but we were just notified that the tapings on Tuesday, February 18 and Wednesday, February 19, have been cancelled. We are extremely sorry and invite you to reschedule for a taping next week or in March. Tickets are free. . . . Thank you for your understanding and we hope to still see you at the world famous game show.

On Saturday, February 15, Drew Carey and many others in Hollywood were shocked to learn of the death of the popular family and sex therapist Amie Harwick, familiar to those who watched the 2015 documentary Addicted to Sexting. Carey and Harwick dated and got engaged to get married back in January 2018. Alas, their engagement ended before the wedding vows could be shared, as the couple split up in November of that same year. It was an amicable break-up, though, and the two stayed friends up until the time of her death.

After the news broke about The Price Is Right's production being halted, Drew Carey issued this statement through TMZ:

Amie and I had a love that people are lucky to have once in a lifetime. She was a positive force in the world, a tireless and unapologetic champion for women, and passionate about her work as a therapist. I am overcome with grief. I would like to thank you in advance for giving myself and everyone who loved Amie privacy while we try to work through this tragic situation.

Police were called to a Hollywood Hills residence on Saturday morning by Amie Harwick's roommate, who told them Harwick was being assaulted inside their home. The therapist was then found on the ground beneath her third-story balcony, suffering from injuries consistent with a fall.

Amie Harwick's ex-boyfriend Gareth Pursehouse was arrested on Saturday afternoon and was charged with murder. Until very recently, Harwick had a restraining order against him, and had shared her fears with others that he might hurt her. Police say evidence within Harwick's home implied someone forced their way inside, and there were also signs of a struggle. They also viewed surveillance footage from the neighborhood for identification purposes.

After the news of Harwick's death went public, Drew Carey shared the below post in her memory.

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Drew Carey recently serve as one of the contestants on another hit game show, The Masked Singer, performing as The Llama before he was eventually eliminated and unmasked.

For now, The Price Is Right is on its temporary hiatus, but it will presumably give fans more to bid over next week. Be sure to check your local listings to see when the syndicated game show is airing in your area, and don't forget to stay tuned for the upcoming primetime specials.

Nick Venable
Assistant Managing Editor

Nick is a Cajun Country native, and is often asked why he doesn't sound like that's the case. His love for his wife and daughters is almost equaled by his love of gasp-for-breath laughter and gasp-for-breath horror. A lifetime spent in the vicinity of a television screen led to his current dream job, as well as his knowledge of too many TV themes and ad jingles.