Drew Carey by John P. Filo/CBS
In what qualifies as beyond a last-minute delivery, CBS dropped a screener of tonights 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 Ive seen it, I want to get the word out to any fellow game-show fans out there: Dont miss it! And in particular, dont miss this first hour.I like the game well enough its 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, whos 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...
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