Cedric the Entertainer will be taking over hosting duties for “Who Wants To Be A Millionaire” beginning in the show’s 12th season. Cedric will be replacing Meredith Vieira, who has been hosting the game show since 2002.
“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 president of Disney-ABC Domestic Television Janice Marinelli. “With his deep roots as a successful stand-up comedian and actor, Cedric will bring his fresh approach and unpredictable fun to the show.”
Cedric added that he is looking forward to hosting such a successful game show
“I’m truly looking forward to hosting ‘Millionaire,’” he said. “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!”
Season 12 of “Who Wants To Be A Millionaire” will premiere in September.