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Carey: 'Price' Negotiations Continue

July 19, 2007 3:14 PM

“I don’t want to do anything that’s work,” Drew Carey says at TCA. “I don’t want to do anything just for the money.”

Well, not just for the money, but money is certainly a factor in Carey’s negotiations with CBS for the “Price Is Right” hosting gig. As first reported here, CBS made an offer to Carey for “Price,” but he’s holding out for more.

“We’re in talks right now,” Carey confirms. “I’ll have to see how it goes.”

After his long-running sitcom “The Drew Carey Show” ended its run, Carey says he didn’t want to work in television ever again. When he was approached for the upcoming CBS game show “Power of 10,” he says he agreed to the gig only because CBS arranged a light shooting schedule that allowed him to attend Los Angeles Galaxy games.

Which made critics wonder if Carey was up for the weekday “Price” shooting schedule.

“I wouldn’t have gone into negotiations with them if I didn’t think I’d be able to enjoy it and be good at it,” he says. “All I’m doing is giving away prizes, and it’s not even my money. Oprah gets to say, ‘You get a car, you get a car,’ and she gets all the credit. That would be me.”


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Comments (2)

William Robinson:

I know that this will not sound PC, but I can't remember his name. I think the black guy who worked w/ Carey on "who's line is it" would be a much better choice for the show.


What's not PC about asking that? You'd ask if you couldn't remember the Asian woman who worked with so-and-so. Anyway, you're thinking of Wayne Brady, and yes I actually I think has a wide range of personality that would be great for TPIR. I love Drew Carey, but I just can't see him in that role.

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