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"Price Is Right' shops for models

CBS's popular daytime game show, The Price is Right is searching for new models. Finalists will appear in upcoming shows. Early this fall, two will be named season regulars. The show will resume taping Aug. 19, after giving host Bob Barker a chance to recover from recent prostate surgery.

Replacements are needed for departing models Nikki Ziering and Heather Kozar. Model Claudia Jordan will remain on The Price Is Right. According to the show's official Web site, Kozar's appearance on the show has led to "appearances in an increasing number of high-paying television commercials and other assignments, some of which conflicted with the show's production schedule."

"We've been delighted with the contribution both have made to our show," says Syd Vinnedge, an executive with Fremantle Media, which produces the series. "We're pleased when our models can use appearances on The Price Is Right as a stepping stone to new and exciting career opportunities . . ."

Christa Miller leaving "Drew Carey'

LOS ANGELES _ The Drew Carey Show's move from Wednesday to Monday is the least of the changes going on with the show this season.

Christa Miller, who has played Kate on the show for its six seasons, will leave the cast after two episodes.

Miller, a frequent guest on Scrubs _ which was created by her husband, Bill Lawrence _ last season, has a family and wants to pursue other interests, Carey says.

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