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The Price is Right Has a New Host

Drew Carey is the New Host of The Price Is Right, Announced on David Letterman

Drew Carey announced tonight on David Letterman that he would take over the spot Bob Barker left empty in June.

“I actually had lunch with an AP reporter today, we had a big, long lunch,” Carey said. “I couldn’t tell him anything because we were negotiating the deal. And they approached me right after the pilot for ‘Power of 10,’ and they called me, I said, ‘No.’ Then they called me a month later, they said, ‘What if we really’ — they called my agent: ‘What if we really go after Drew.’ This is like a month later after I did the pilot for ‘Power of 10’ and I said, ‘Well, what does that mean?’ and he said, ‘Well, you know, I mean, maybe this kind of money.’ I go, ‘What kind of schedule?’ He said, ‘I don’t know,’ so I met with them and stuff and we’ve been negotiating ever since. Couldn’t say anything, but during your ‘Harry Potter’ bit — honestly it was like 15 minutes ago — they called me. It’s a done deal. I’m the new host of ‘The Price Is Right.’”

“Well, history says that this will be a nice long career for you as the host of ‘The Price is Right,’” Letterman commented. Carey said, “It’s fun doing a show for years and years, isn’t it?” 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.