Daytime TV viewers see Drew Carey’s famous face every day on their screens on The Price Is Right, but the iconic TV star isn’t the first to appear on the hit game show. Before Drew, the Emmy Award-winning program was emceed by the legendary Bob Barker.
Bob hosted the current version of the game show from the time it premiered in 1972 until his retirement in 2007. When Bob called it quits, he had starred on 6,586 episodes of The Price Is Right over 35 years.
To find a new host, CBS flipped through their Rolodex of potential TV personalities — Rosie O’Donnell was interested in the position too — before landing on Drew. The Whose Line Is It Anyway? alum announced the news on The Late Show With David Letterman that July.
“I’m the new host of The Price Is Right,” he told host David Letterman. “I realize what a big ……
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