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.