Cedric The Entertainer is leaving Disney-ABC’s syndicated game show Who Wants To Be A Millionaire after a season as a host. There is no replacement yet though Deadline’s Nellie Andreeva says that Terry Crews is in line for the job. Cedric cited his busy schedule and the show’s move to Connecticut for the decision.
The new host of Who Wants to Be a Millionaire, Disney-ABC’s new host game show, Cedric “The Entertainer,” has been hitting the promotion circuit in advance of the show’s Sept. 2 debut. His goal is to broaden Millionaire’s reach. “We’ll go out and get a nice slice of America, younger contestants, but all walks of life from all parts of the country,” he says.
This fall the comedian will replace Meredith Vieira, who launched the weekday version of the game show in 2002 and remained host for 11 seasons.
The hot rumor at NATPE is that Disney-ABC is close to announcing that comedian, actor and director Cedric the Entertainer (Cedric Kyles) has been tapped to replace Meredith Vieira as host of its syndicated Who Wants to Be a Millionaire. Disney-ABC would say only that it will comment when it has her successor in place.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — TV Land is looking at Cedric the Entertainer as a series star. The channel said Monday it’s developing a possible spin-off of its “Hot in Cleveland” sitcom to star the actor-comedian. Cedric’s character, a minister, is to be introduced when “Hot in Cleveland” begins a new season June 15. The sitcom […]