His style of humour is all wrong for TPiR...unless they're totally revamping the show.
Come to think of it, maybe Ryan Stiles would have made a better host.
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I heard on the radio today that they chose "Luke Perry" and I was scared to death. I'm glad I misheard it.
I've always liked Drew Carey and I think he's a good choice. Are you sure he's the one who sunk "Whose line.."? I thought it was the fact that ABC put the show on 9 times a week like they did with "Who Wants to be a Millionaire?"
Intriguing choice....I don't think he sunk Whose Line? but that ABC not only ran it every night of the week at one point, and there wasn't enough of a variety of guests. I like Ryan Stiles and Colin Mochrie as much as the next guy (not sure how much that is really) but every night was a bit much.
I hope he does well. Good luck Drew.
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I really like the choice better than some of the other names being touted as "finalists" - that guy from ET (or Extra or whatever), Todd Newton (I really can't stand him for some reason), and Mark L. Walberg.
Whoever takes over has huge shoes to fill, and, honestly, I can't see the show being successful without Bob Barker. It will be interesting to see if Carey can pull it off. I'll watch, if only because I'm curious to see how he differs from Bob.
I was reading elsewhere that Bob Barker was there with Drew Carey when this was announced and that he said that he's "...cool with it. Just don't copy me. Don't copy anyone else either and make the show your own."
(quote from memory, cause I thought it was sweet and perfect advice)
Drew Carey didn't ruin WHOSE LINE, ABC did by burying it and Drew Carey. They really screwed him over by forcing him to do that last season of his show and then wait a year before showing them over the summer with like two or four episodes a night just to get the contract done with.
I was skimming thru the AOL messageboards, and I don't know if actor George Hamilton was one of the finalsts for the job, but it seems that the majority of the people definitely wanted him to be picked for the show.
And the majority of the people definitely DO NOT like Drew Carey as the host. They want the show kept exactly like it is and feel it will now become a comedic/gag one-liner game show instead of the "serious" game show that it has always been.
He beats some of the other names, but really, I think they should either have retired the show with Bob Barker or gone with an unknown.
Anyone famous stepping into the Bob Barker role was going to cause a reaction (overreaction?) long before their first show airs. Case in point, I emailed a few tPiR-loving friends last night to tell them Drew Carey was the new host, and one guy's reply, in its entirety, was "Fuck that!"
Drew Carey may or may not be a good host right out of the gate, but if he's not, he could tank the whole franchise. Whereas I think people would be a little more accomodating to an unknown and give them time to grow into their own personas.
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