Bob Barker, the popular game show host of "The Price Is Right," from 1972 to 2007, is returning to host the show for his 90th birthday, according to the Hollywood Reporter.

The episode where Barker will make his return will air on December 12, 2013. It will mark his second time returning to the show since his 2007 retirement, when comedian Drew Carey took over as host of the show.

His return will be part of a weeklong celebration of Barker at the popular game show, which sees hopeful contestants line up outside the studio every day. In addition to Barker's return, CBS, the network that airs the game show, will also host a week of pet adoptions in honor of Barker, who is an animal activist who often emphasized the importance of having pets spayed or neutered.

Even though the episode won't air until December, Barker has actually already taped it, surprising the audience and presenting a special showcase.

Previously, Barker seemed to have left things off with a poor relationship between himself and CBS, as he wasn't invited to participate in the 40th anniversary events celebrating "The Price Is Right."

Producers "chose to ignore me," Barker told the Associated Press at the time.

"The Price Is Right" was the last show Barker hosted, but it wasn't the first. The former game show host had a long career, hosting "Truth or Consequences" from 1856 to 1975, "End of the Rainbow" from 1957 to 1958, "The Family Game" in 1967, "Simon Says" in 1971 and "That's My Line" from 1980 to 1981 before he became the host of "The Price Is Right" in 1972.

He also made a cameo appearance in the 1996 Adam Sandler film "Happy Gilmore," where he played himself. He has also made appearances on "The Young & the Restless," which films at the same studio as "The Price Is Right," as well as "How I Met Your Mother" and "Bonanza."

Bob Barker's final show as host of "The Price Is Right."