Drew Carey tapped for the “Price is Right”

July 23, 2007

Bob Barker’s magical run hosting the “Price is Right” is over an his replacement has been named.  Drew Carey will take his comedy skills and game show hosting experience to the most popular daytime game show of all time.

Carey announced his new job during a taping for Monday’s Late Show with David Letterman on CBS. Per Carey, negotiations wrapped up very, very shortly before he was to walk out on Letterman’s stage.

“During your Harry Potter bit—honestly, it was like 15 minutes ago—they called me,” Carey told Letterman. “It’s a done deal. I’m the new host of The Price Is Right.”

Most people know Drew Carey for his comedy show “The Drew Carey Show”, his stand-up act, or his hosting of the once popular “Whose Line is it Anyway?”, but he is also well known for his love of porn stars and strippers.  Drew is an enigma when it comes to television since he does not keep a squeaky clean image, but somehow he is still a fixture on family geared shows.  He will be a nice replacement for Bob since he is quick on his feet, has solid improve skills, and seems to really enjoy working with an audience.  Matching Barker year for year will be tough though.

 Drew Carey will be hosting the “Price is Right”
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