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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  • by Chris Location: Brodhead on Jul 26, 2007 at 03:33 PM
    Only one worse than Carey would be Tom Arnold!
  • by CJ Location: Rockford on Jul 25, 2007 at 10:33 AM
    it is too bad they couldn't do better then him. I don't think he has any of the class that Barker has in is little finger. It is such a shame that the show has to go down hill so quickly. I will not be watching this show any more. What a slime ball to follow a class act.
  • by DESHONNE RUSSELL Location: FREEPORT IL on Jul 24, 2007 at 05:03 PM
    BOB BARKER IS A LEGEND AND DREW CAREY , IS NOT A GOOD REPLACEMENT. I THINK THEY SHOULD HAVE TAKEN A LITTLE MORE TIME, TO PICK THE RIGHT PERSON. I WATCH THE PRICE IS RIGHT EVERYDAY AND IM VERY DISAPPOINTED!!
  • by Marty Location: Rkfd on Jul 24, 2007 at 04:43 PM
    Terrible Choice!! Might as well have put in PeeWee Herman!!
  • by JoAnne Location: Rockford on Jul 24, 2007 at 04:21 PM
    NO!!!! Did they want to create a whole new atmosphere? Opposite of Bob's dignity? I will not continue as a Price is Right fan. I also work with many elderly people (in home care) and can tell you, the show will lose the majority of faithful senior viewers. There is no match for Bob, but hoped for better than this.
  • by Susie Location: Belvidere on Jul 24, 2007 at 03:19 PM
    Drew will be a great asset. I loved watching him on Who's Line Is It Any Way? He will definetly fit in.
  • by Joyce Location: Rockford on Jul 24, 2007 at 10:39 AM
    I think Drew is a lousy choice and feel someone like Whoopie Goldberg would be a better choice.
  • by Valarie Location: Rockford on Jul 24, 2007 at 07:33 AM
    I have always like Drew. I think he will do a great job.
  • by ROBBIE Location: ROCKFORD on Jul 23, 2007 at 07:45 PM
    I THINK IT WILL BE ANOTHER GREAT ADDITION TO THE CBS FAMILY
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