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The Hosts of Possibility

Who is the next big game show host? -- Ellen DeGeneres, Ray Romano, and Rosie O'Donnell make our shortlist

Ellen DeGeneres
The award-winning talk-show star has already established herself as the go-to gal to host the Emmys. She could dance it up with regular folk on her yakker in the daytime, then shop it up with regular folk on The New Supermarket Sweep at night!

Ray Romano
The comedian is free to work: He hasn't had a full-time gig since Everybody Loves Raymond went off the air in 2005. And like Carey, his regular-guy style makes him an offbeat choice to inject laughs into otherwise ho-hum singing bees and talent shows.

Rosie O'Donnell
Her aggressive opinions may be polarizing, but O'Donnell's highly rated View stint proved fans still adore her. We know she's game (she was interested in the Price job), and who better to host a quiz show than a woman who likes to keep us guessing about her next move?

Originally posted Aug 10, 2007 Published in issue #948 Aug 17, 2007 Order article reprints