Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Drew Carey -- Come On Down!

It's official-- Drew Carey come on down! You're the new host on "The Price is Right!" Drew Carey is officially the winner for "The Price Is Right" new host search! Last night, Carey announced on "The Late Show with David Letterman" that it is "a done deal." By accepting this job, Carey now has very, very large shoes to fill. Bob Barker formally retired last month from hosting the famous game show that filled everyone's living rooms for 35 years. The announcement last night also put an end to the possibility that "The View's" ex-talk show host, Rosie O'Donnell would be a possible candidate for the game show host. According to ABCNews.com, a friend of Carey's told him that "As long as Bob Barker is cool with it, the fans will be cool with it." Barker apparently heard these remarks and said "I'm cool with it." But will fans be cool with it? Carey may be a familiar face on television, but the possibiilty of the show remainining a success is still up in the air. If Carey goes out there and trys to be Bob Barker, it won't happen. Fans will not take to the comedian's funny antics and imitations because he just won't be able to live up the Bob Barker's name nor his legacy. In turn, if Carey goes out there and puts on his own creative spin and doesn't seek to be somebody he's not, then it may be just the show it has always been: Everyone's favorite game show.

What do you think?

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