Power of 10

2007, TV Show


Drew Has the Power

Drew Carey by John P. Filo/CBS

In what qualifies as beyond a last-minute delivery, CBS dropped a screener of tonight’s premiere of the new Power of 10 game show on my desk this morning. (It sneak-peeks tonight at 8 pm/ET, then moves into its regular time period a night later on Wednesday, also at 8.) Now that I’ve seen it, I want to get the word out to any fellow game-show fans out there: Don’t miss it! And in particular, don’t miss this first hour.I like the game well enough — it’s all about playing percentages, trying to guess how many people responded a certain way to provocative questions in a nationwide poll — but what I really like is Drew Carey, who’s instantly proving his chops as the right choice to assume the Bob Barker role on The Price Is Right this fall. Carey puts both the contestant (in this case, an instantly likable 19-year-old pre-med student named Jamie) and the viewer at ease with his nimble wit. "You think you know it all at 19. You know nothing," he ge... read more

Drew Carey Clears the Air About His New Game-show Gigs

Drew Carey, The Power of 10

Whose line of work is game-show hosting anyway? Drew Carey's, it seems. The funnyman, eponymous sitcom vet and improv genius has scored not one but two plum gigs in short order, first being named to front CBS' Power of 10 prime-timer (premiering tonight at 8 pm/ET, then airing Wednesdays at 8), and then getting the nod to succeed Bob Barker as The Price Is Right's head cashier. In this TVGuide.com Q&A, Carey sheds light on his good fortune, sets straight some wild rumors and shares his take on a scandal that has him barking mad. TVGuide.com: Power of 10 — is it more Card Sharks or Family Feud?Drew Carey: Neither one. This is what we have in common with Family Feud: a type of poll w read more

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Premiered: August 08, 2007, on CBS
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Premise: Contestants try to predict the results of a national survey to win $10 million for five correct answers. The first question a player is asked is worth $1000. The amount then increases 10 times in value for each correct response.


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