Legendary game show host Bob Barker
File image: Legendary game show host Bob Barker reacts during filming of a special prime-time episode of "The Price Is Right," in Los Angeles April 17, 2007 Image Credit: AP

CBS is giving the late game show host Bob Barker a last run on television with a prime-time tribute special that will air on the network Thursday night.

‘The Price is Right: A Tribute to Bob Barker’, scheduled for 8pm Eastern (4am UAE time) and Pacific (7am UAE time), will be replayed Labour Day in the game show’s regular daytime slot, which is 11am Eastern (7pm UAE time) and 10am Pacific (11pm UAE time).

The smooth-talking host, who urged participants to “come on down” and play the enduring game that required them to guess the price of consumer goods, died at age 99 Saturday at his home in Los Angeles.

With his signature long, thin microphone, Barker commanded the show’s stage from 1972 to 2007. His tribute will be hosted by Drew Carey, his replacement and still the show’s host now.

The show of highlights from Barker’s 50-year television career will feature clips from his first and last days on ‘The Price is Right’. Barker hosted the game show ‘Truth or Consequences’ before that.

It will illustrate Barker’s ability to make the most out of every moment, said Margot Wain, senior vice president of daytime television at CBS.

“Bob was one-of-a-kind,” Wain said. “He’ll be remembered as an extraordinary host, a devoted animal activist and, as he would put it, ‘a loyal friend and true.’”