Cedric The Entertainer named new 'Who Wants To Be a Millionaire' host

Another "Original King of Comedy" is set to dive into the world of game shows.

Cedric The Entertainer

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!!"


Message Posted On Jan 30th, 2014, 6:01 pm
Cedric needs to learn and speak the English language. He is crass, classless, and a terrible role model for any young person watching this show . Find someone with a brain and some education. He is not funny, just annoying!

Message Posted On Nov 15th, 2013, 12:53 pm
I find Cedric the Entertainer so annoying I can no longer watch I show I very much enjoyed

Message Posted On Sep 29th, 2013, 9:21 pm
please beg Vieira back, Cedric is not classy enough for this show dancing around all the time please get someone else

Message Posted On Sep 16th, 2013, 5:48 am
I do not think Cedric is a good choice as emcee for WWTBAM. Please, it has nothing to do with him being non-white. I do not enjoy watching the program any longer and have not been tuning in anymore.
One time Mi. fan

Message Posted On Sep 12th, 2013, 9:43 am
I think ABC's choice for host of Millionaire was an extremely POOR one. I love Cedric the Entertainer but definitely not in this position. Some people, as much as they are liked and loved by the public, are just not good Game show hosts. I hope ABC will have second thoughts. As of now, I don't really care about watching the show anymore. SORRY!
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