Like friend Steve Harvey, it looks like the gameshow bug has bitten comedian Cedric the Entertainer. Already making a splash on the small screen via TV Land’s ‘Hot In Cleveland’ and ‘Soul Man’, now, as reported by TheHollywoodReporter, the funnyman will be hosting the 12th season of hit gameshow ‘Who Wants To Be A Millionaire’.
Brought to fame in the early 2000s by Regis Philbin, its most recent host Meredith Vieira recently relinquished her duties on the show at the end of its 11th season.
“I’m truly looking forward to hosting Millionaire,” Cedric said in a statement. “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!!”