Ox Notes: June 7, 2007

Bob Barker filmed his final episode of The Price Is Right on Wednesday — throwing all of my dad’s retirement plans into utter chaos. Somehow, I don’t see my dad becoming a big fan of The View.

Barker’s most enduring legacy may be a bill that he recently helped pass in the California State Assembly, requiring that all pet dogs and cats be spayed or neutered. Dealing with unwanted pets costs California $300 million annually.

ABC is using the end of the summer to burn through shows they shelved during the season, including the Jimmy Kimmel-hosted game show Set For Life and the anthology series Masters of Science Fiction.

And apparently ABC’s celebrity racing show Fast Cars & Superstars is one big commercial for Gillette. Reality Blurred has the full cast list for the show, which premieres tonight at 8 EST.