2 April 2013 8:00 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Across all genres, in front of the camera or behind, these innovators and tastemakers represent the leading lights of the smallscreen world while the sun is up. Here’s what’s on their minds. . .

Drew Carey

The Price Is Right” host

After more than 1,000 episodes at the forefront of daytime’s most-watched series (averaging nearly 5 million viewers), Carey still has predecessor Bob Barker on his mind every time out but feels secure in being captain of the ship. From a lower-class upbringing that gave him an appreciation for the value of the show’s prizes to his experience working in front of auds as a stand-up, Carey says he has been preparing to host “The Price Is Right” his entire life. But, he adds, what has made the most difference since taking the job has been his weight loss. “All of a sudden, I had all this extra energy,” he says. »


- Variety Staff

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