Drew Carey announced tonight on David Letterman that he would take over the spot Bob Barker left empty in June.
â€œI actually had lunch with an AP reporter today, we had a big, long lunch,â€ Carey said. â€œI couldnâ€™t tell him anything because we were negotiating the deal. And they approached me right after the pilot for â€˜Power of 10,â€™ and they called me, I said, â€˜No.â€™ Then they called me a month later, they said, â€˜What if we reallyâ€™ â€” they called my agent: â€˜What if we really go after Drew.â€™ This is like a month later after I did the pilot for â€˜Power of 10â€™ and I said, â€˜Well, what does that mean?â€™ and he said, â€˜Well, you know, I mean, maybe this kind of money.â€™ I go, â€˜What kind of schedule?â€™ He said, â€˜I donâ€™t know,â€™ so I met with them and stuff and weâ€™ve been negotiating ever since. Couldnâ€™t say anything, but during your â€˜Harry Potterâ€™ bit â€” honestly it was like 15 minutes ago â€” they called me. Itâ€™s a done deal. Iâ€™m the new host of â€˜The Price Is Right.â€™â€
â€œWell, history says that this will be a nice long career for you as the host of â€˜The Price is Right,â€™â€ Letterman commented. Carey said, â€œItâ€™s fun doing a show for years and years, isnâ€™t it?â€ and Letterman concurred.
I wonder if Drew will be reminding us to get our pets spayed and neutered, too. It just won’t seem like the same show without that.