Carey to spin Price is Right

The price was right for Drew Carey. The comedian has been named the new host of the long-running game show The Price is Right, ending months of speculation of who would take over the post.

Carey will have some big shoes to fill as he takes over for one of the most famous game-show hosts in show business, Bob Barker. Barker announced his retirement in October of last year and wrapped up his 35-year run as host last month.

The rotund comedian was a late entry into the race for the job, only recently having his name thrown into the hat once CBS got serious about finding a successor. Carey was rumored to be up against several others for the highly coveted job, including George Hamilton, Entertainment Tonight host Mark Steines, veteran game-show host Todd Newton, and Rosie O'Donnell.

Hosting the game show shouldn’t be too much of a problem for Carey, who will preside over Power of 10 when it officially debuts in early August on CBS. The comedian is also known for hosting the American version of Whose Line is it Anyway? and The Drew Carey Show.

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Mar 23, 2009
I don't think that Drew Carey will ever understand nor be able to explain the games. All he cares about is showing how ignorant he is and how he can't stand upright without leaning on some object.
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Aug 02, 2007
I'm not the biggest fan of the Drew Carey, but I certainly could not imagine him as host of The Prices Right....he is toooooo GOOFY!
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Jul 31, 2007
Drew Carey is a joke! He has no talent, he's weak as a "side-kick" and I am sadly not surprised that CBS chose him. They seem to go for cheap talent over great actors...and that makes me sad. Why couldn't they have offered Bob's job to someone worthy, Like Tom Bergeron?! ...I guess ABC owns him :-(
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Jul 29, 2007
OMG Drew, wow that is just shocking....it is wierd enough without BOB but geeeeee
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Jul 28, 2007
Still can't believe Bob Barker is gone.
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Jul 27, 2007
i thought there was a bob barker jr
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Jul 27, 2007
I only watched P.I.R. with my mother when I was a kid. I don.t think she will be happy but I believe he is might have a chance to make it work. I am glad that Rosie did not get it to destroy.
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Jul 27, 2007
he will do a great job
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Jul 26, 2007
If Rosie would have gotten the job I would have NEVER watched again.
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Jul 26, 2007
Carey was pretty much the only real choice. Anyone else either doesn't have the name recognition or would simply ruin it completely.
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Jul 26, 2007
This is probably the best choice they could make. I'm happy because Carey will keep the Price alive and well for a long time. Did anyone seriously think it would be Rosie?
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Jul 26, 2007
That's actually a darned good idea, he's no Bob Barker, but he'll do a good job.
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Jul 26, 2007
I hope they're not planning on paying Carey anything for his awful work. It would be like thanking criminals for robbing you.

Worst...host...ever
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Jul 26, 2007
Drew!!whoa

I dont really watch the Price is Right but wow Drew? Hes good so dats a good chice
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Jul 26, 2007
He seems like he'll be a great host, although not quite as good as Bob Barker. I'll have to see Power of 10.
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Jul 26, 2007
Wow, this is really turning kinds cliché but, Thank god it isn't Rosie. CBS had to pick an amorphous blob and I think they picked the right one.
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Jul 25, 2007
I see it lasting one season at best then gone. Oh well maybe CBS should just retire the show anyway.
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Jul 25, 2007
Whoot! I got so excited about this when I read it yesterday in The Plain Dealer! (Cleveland's newspaper, and yes we get the paper 'cus we live here!)

Way to go Drew! Better him than Rosie!
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Jul 25, 2007
it had to go to somebody right, at least it's somebody I know. Reruns of the last few years wouldn't be too bad.
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Jul 25, 2007
There will never again be another Bob Barker (50 years, 5 days-a-week). Geesh. Love the guy. But on to Drew. I have a very good feeling about this choice. He always seems like a very genuine person with a natural sense of humor. He's not a loud comedian in the Robin Williams "look at me" mold, so he won't turn TPIR into some sort of hour long stand-up bit. I think this is a very good choice. Good luck to Drew!
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Jul 25, 2007
Man im so glad they got rid of Barker i perfer Drew Carey to Bob and Rosie any day. I don't know why but i thought Bob Barker had a stuck up attitude which i did not like. Drew is a fun looking person and is a funny guy with background history in hosting so i think he will be perfect. Hopefully he becomes the longest running Game Show Host in History on TPiR.
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Jul 25, 2007
Seems like a good choice.
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Jul 25, 2007
I hadn't even thought of him, but he's an excellent choice!
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Jul 25, 2007
Much better Drew than Rosie.
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Jul 25, 2007
Oh well, he was an alright host on Who's Line. At least it's not Rosie.
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Jul 25, 2007
the show will last 1 season and then poof gone. people are not going to be wearing "I came to the price is right to kiss Drew" ???? lol. if rosie was on ratings would be so high imagine someone say something worths a bunch of dollars over she'll be like critizing them... it would've been hilarious.
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Jul 25, 2007
Drew has a "man in the street" appeal which I think will serve him well in this venture. He seemed to do OK on "Whose Line Is It Anyway?" and we haven't seen him on "Power of Ten" yet, but the brass at CBS has and they must have liked what they saw. As long as he stay loose and real I can't see him having any trouble pulling it off.
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Jul 25, 2007
He is not Bob but a good choice
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Jul 24, 2007
It's not gonna be the same without Bob Barker.
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Jul 24, 2007
Yup, I saw him announce it on David Letterman
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Jul 24, 2007
i like drew but i dont see it
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Jul 24, 2007
Talk about a career going in reverse. Still, anything's better than Fat Rosie.
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Jul 24, 2007
Woohoo! Way to go, Drew. I'm glad it's not Rosie, I can't stand her. I hope you do a greaet job, Drew, I'm rooting for you. ;)
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Jul 24, 2007
It's better having Drew the host instead of that damn Rosie.
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Jul 24, 2007
Sweet! They went with the right-wing-libertarian. Instead of the crazy, psycho, lesbian (Rosie). Good News.
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Jul 24, 2007
Go Drew!
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Jul 24, 2007
I did not realise that Drew's career was hurting that much that he had to resort to hosting "THE PRICE IS RIGHT"?
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Jul 24, 2007
I think Drew is better liked by the older segment of this shows audience, so it should be a good move by CBS.
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Jul 24, 2007
I think he can do a good job with it.
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Jul 24, 2007
Drew would not have been my first choice to replace Bob Barker but at least he isn't Rosie.
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Jul 24, 2007
I think everyone agrees when I say, I'm glad it's not Rosie
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Jul 24, 2007
I like Drew. I don't think it'll last, but I'd say that regardless of who takes over.
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Jul 24, 2007
AWESOME!!!!!! As long as it's not ROSIE(what kindva childhood scars would you have to go to therapy for that one!!)My children and my future grandchildren say....'Thank you,CBS'
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Jul 24, 2007
I'm happier that Drew got it and not ROD, but I wonder how long the show will last....it won't be the same without Bob.
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Jul 24, 2007
WOW
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Jul 24, 2007
good Carey is much better choice the Rosie.
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Jul 24, 2007
I think Drew will do okay, at least it better than Roise, but it will be a little werid not seeing Bob there.
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Jul 24, 2007
NO! I perfer Rosie!
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Jul 24, 2007
I just hope Drew can pull this off....He's still great though.
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Jul 24, 2007
TPiS will last one season maybe... I love Drew from his standup and from The Drew Carey Show, but as a gameshow host?! It'd gonna be another Howie Mandel fiasco. Gameshows are lame to begin with, but with TPiS at least it was a lot of history and memories of staying home sick from school and watching it through that Nyquil haze...
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