Monday, July 23, 2007

Goodbye Bob Barker...Hello Drew Carey ??

Television's most beloved game show host, Bob Barker, retired earlier this year in June after more than 35 years on The Price Is Right and 50 years in show biz. After announcing his retirement in October 2006, buzz began circulating who would be his replacement for the popular game show. The 6, 586th and last episode of Price was taped on June 6th and aired on June 15, 2007. Since, Barker's host position has been handed down to - no, not Rosie O'Donnell (thank heavens) - funny man Drew Carey! Carey confirmed his position on a taping of The Late Show with David Letterman. I personally don't think it's a bad choice. While he's not the same as Barker, Carey has experience with audiences as a comic foremost, with Whose Line Is It Anyway, The Drew Carey Show and as the host of a new prime-time CBS game show, The Power of 10. Carey says he recognizes the responsibility in taking up the offer and hopes to maintain the show as what it is known for - the longest running game show on television.

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