New Price Is Right Host

NEW YORK (AP) -- Drew Carey, Come on down! You're the next host of "The Price is Right!"

Carey has been tapped to replace the legendary Bob Barker on the C-B-S daytime game show. Carey confirmed the deal during a taping of the "Late Show" with David Letterman.

The selection has attracted more attention than usual for a daytime show because of the prospect of replacing Barker, who retired after 35 years in the job last month.

The opening had attracted widespread interest, including from comic Rosie O'Donnell after she left "The View."

Carey spent a decade on his own A-B-C sitcom and was also host of the comic improvisational show "Whose Line is It Anyway?"


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