Carey’s New Line

Actor, comedian, host, producer, creator—Drew Carey is a consummate entertainer. Now, the multifaceted, perpetual motion of talent is bringing a cast of comedians and TV crew to Las Vegas.

The Price Is Right host decided the time and place are right—next month at MGM Grand—to film a new improv-based game show. Starting Jan. 14, Carey and a yet-to-be-announced team of comedians will give 20 performances inside the Hollywood Theatre, then use the best footage in three episodes of a new, yet-to-be-named series on the Game Show Network this spring.

Carey created the show and, as with the case of his earlier made-for-TV improv hit Whose Line Is It Anyway?, he will serve as both host and producer. The 52-year-old funnyman plans to begin each performance with a stand-up routine before the cast launches into what is being billed as “a lively, unrehearsed, no-holds-barred show with audience participation.”

The project follows Carey’s former co-star, current Planet Hollywood headliner Wayne Brady’s stint as host of Let’s Make A Deal at the Tropicana earlier this year. Yet Carey is no stranger to Las Vegas; just last year, he brought his similarly themed traveling show, Drew Carey and the Improv All-Stars (which included Kathy Kinney, Ryan Stiles and Chip Esten) through town, giving two untelevised performances at The Mirage.