Another "Original King of Comedy" is set to dive into the world of game shows.
Cedric The Entertainer has been announced as the new, permanent host of "Who Wants To Be a Millionaire," replacing Meredith Viera who will be departing at the end of the season after 10 years in syndication.
"We are thrilled to announce that Cedric 'The Entertainer' will be at the helm as our new host of 'Who Wants To Be A Millionaire,'" said Janice Marinelli, president of Disney-ABC Domestic Television. "With his deep roots as a successful stand-up comedian and actor, Cedric will bring his fresh approach and unpredictable fun to the show."
Fellow 'Kings' D.L. Hughley and Steve Harvey served as guest hosts on the long-running game show in past seasons, while Harvey continues to split time between his talk show and "Family Feud."
Cedric said of the announcement: "I’m truly looking forward to hosting 'Millionaire.' The show is a modern day game show GIANT, and the team at Disney-ABC has been great at putting the right elements together over 11 seasons. I’m excited to entertain all those who watch and play as season 12 launches ... It’s going to be a good time every day!!"