If Drew Carey hadn't been tapped as the new host of "The Price is Right," his new game show, "Power of 10," might have been just another summer TV diversion. But now the show, which premieres tonight at 8 p.m. Eastern and Pacific, is more of a trial for how Carey will fare as a full-time game show host.
I keep thinking of "Power of 10" as "Family Feud" without the family. The show's producers polled thousands of Americans on questions from how much they've spent on jeans to whether they were virgins on their wedding day. Then, "Power of 10" contestants have to predict what percentage of Americans answered one way or another, with the contestant with the best handle on the mindset of the American public getting a chance to play for $10 million.
I'm pretty curious to check out this show; I love trying to guess how the average American thinks, and I want to see how Carey performs as host. I'm sure "Power of 10" will have all the annoying pacing of every primetime TV game show — "let's see if you have the right answer ... after this commercial break!" — but I'm still going to give it a shot. To watch a clip from the show,
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