CBS has postponed tapings of “The Price Is Right” this week following the violent death of Amie Harwick, who was previously engaged to host Drew Carey.
Harwick, a well-known family therapist and author, was killed Saturday at age 38. Authorities have since arrested 41-year-old freelance photographer Gareth Pursehouse, a former boyfriend, on suspicion of murder.
Episodes of “The Price Is Right” that were scheduled to tape on Tuesday and Wednesday have been postponed until the week of Feb. 24 or March 2, according to the Hollywood Reporter.
Police found Harwick unconscious with multiple blunt force injuries on Saturday morning while responding to a report of a woman screaming near the therapist’s Hollywood Hills home. She died at a hospital.
Per court records, Harwick twice applied for restraining orders against Pursehouse before she died.
Carey, who succeeded Bob Barker as emcee of “The Price Is Right” in 2007, dated Harwick for two years before the pair split in 2018, months after announcing their engagement. Upon news of Harwick’s death, the veteran comedian described himself in a statement as “overcome with grief.”
“Amie and I had a love that people are lucky to have once in a lifetime,” he said. “She was a positive force in the world, a tireless and unapologetic champion for women, and passionate about her work as a therapist.”
Because “The Price Is Right” records its episodes several months in advance, the postponement likely won’t delay the shows’ air times.