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Monday, July 23, 2007

Drew Carey is the new host of The Price is Right

Photo: Courtesy of CBS

I just received an e-mail from CBS that Drew Carey has been named the new host of The Price is Right.

Take a moment to process. I know you need it. And possibly a stiff drink.

Carey is announcing the news on tonight’s episode of The Late Show with David Letterman.

“It’s a done deal. I’m the new host of The Price Is Right,” Carey said. “They approached me right after the pilot for Power of 10. I said, ‘No.’ Then they called me a month later, so I met with them and stuff and we’ve been negotiating ever since.”

Carey received the call that he had landed the job as he was about to go on the Letterman show, he said.

Honestly, I’m a little shocked that Carey scored the gig. If your comments in my previous post about Carey as a potential host are any indication, he doesn’t seem to have a lot of public support to replace the retiring Bob Barker. (With the exception of his loyal Ohio fans.)

Other celebrities who were rumored to be in the running for the job were John O’Hurley, George Hamilton, Mario Lopez and Ian Ziering.

Congratulations to Carey. Barker left big shoes to fill, but I’m sure he’ll somehow make the show his own.


Lisa said...

NO!!!! Say it ain't so. Why? I don't get it.

Anonymous said...

Congrats Drew!

Mason said...

UGHH!!!!!! I was hoping John O'Hurley or Ian Ziering would get the job.

pat in ky said...

Consider me tuned out.

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