Drew Carey Will Host "Price is Right"

New York (CBS/WVLT) - Drew Carey is the next host of "The Price is Right."

The comedian made the announcement during a taping of "The Late Show with David Letterman" Monday afternoon.

Carey said he got the phone call sealing the deal from the network while he was waiting to go on. He was already in the building when the call came.

Carey replaces Bob Barker, who hosted the show for a record 35 years before his retirement last month.

The selection attracted more attention than usual for a daytime show because of the prospect of replacing Barker, 83. Barker taped 6,586 episodes of the popular game show.

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

Carey, 49, spent a decade on his own ABC sitcom and also was host of the game show "Whose Line is It Anyway?," a comic improvisational show.

He will also be host of a new CBS prime-time game show, "The Power of 10," that will air first next month.

You can see Carey’s announcement on the Late Show with David Letterman, tonight on WVLT following Volunteer TV News NightWATCH at 11:00 p.m.

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  • by Anonymous on Jul 29, 2007 at 05:35 PM
    o\If you are a true fan of the show it should not matter who the host is.
  • by Anonymous Location: seymou on Jul 28, 2007 at 10:04 PM
    I too will not be watching the new Price Is Right.Couldn't they have found someone better, and thank God they didn't pick Rosie.
  • by DENNIE Location: KNOXVILEE on Jul 27, 2007 at 01:00 PM
    I AM SO DISAPPOINTED !!!! THAT CHOICE (OTHER THAN ROSIE) IS THE PITS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • by Dawn Location: Knoxville on Jul 27, 2007 at 10:42 AM
    I cant believe it!Drew Carey? The price is right will never be the same.They need an older host.Maybe John O'Hurley?
  • by Gene Location: knoxville on Jul 26, 2007 at 11:57 PM
    I think this will be a great thing! He is really a funny guy and much better than all the other people discussed. I mean we have to give him a break .. of course he will be no bob barker ... he will grow on everyone .. the show is a classic either way. and for those saying they wont watch cause it's him .. gotta give him a chance don't we!
  • by Anonymous Location: morristown on Jul 26, 2007 at 03:16 PM
    It will go to the dogs.....
  • by crap Location: nunya on Jul 26, 2007 at 01:51 AM
    I like him on Whose line is it anyway
  • by disappointed Location: knoxville on Jul 25, 2007 at 01:55 PM
    I will not be watching the new Price is Right. Drew Carey??? yuck
  • by lisa Location: wartburg on Jul 25, 2007 at 10:46 AM
    I cant believe that cbs would pick him for this show. I dont really care much for him. I dont know which is worse, Rosie or Drew.
  • by RW Location: Knoxville on Jul 24, 2007 at 12:23 PM
    ur kidding???
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