If it never breaks, why try to fix it? CBS just renewed its entire daytime schedule for the 2017-18 season and even gave its No. 1 daytime drama, The Young and the Restless, a three-year deal.
The Price Is Right, hosted by Drew Carey, snagged a two-year pact. The lineup also includes Let’s Make a Deal, The Talk, and The Bold and the Beautiful. To help celebrate the renewal, CBS gathered daytime hosting greats Bob Barker and Monty Hall — as well as current hosts Drew Carey and Wayne Brady — for an exclusive photo obtained by EW.
“CBS Daytime has never been stronger. From 30 consecutive years of being #1 in the ratings, to another year as the most honored Network at the Daytime Emmys, our lineup of talk, game shows, and dramas connects with our audience like no one else,” said CBS Exec VP of daytime programs Angelica McDaniel in a statement. “All of our talent, on screen and behind the scenes, is hard at work making the upcoming season of these award-winning series even bigger and bolder.”
Now in its 45th season, The Price Is Right averages 5 million-plus viewers. The Young and the Restless, No. 1 for 28 of the 44 years it’s been on the air, averages 4.93 million, while The Bold and the Beautiful, at 30 years, lures 3.94 million. Let’s Make a Deal, which will return for a ninth round in the fall, averages 3.05 million.
The Talk, now in its seventh season, grabs 2.7 million viewers.