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New host for Who Wants to Be A Millionaire

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Stand-up comedian and popular film and television actor Cedric "The Entertainer" has been named the new host of "Who Wants To Be A Millionaire," joining the long-running game show this Fall.

"I'm truly looking forward to hosting 'Millionaire,'" Cedric stated. "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!!"

Cedric replaces Meredith Vieira, who launched the weekday version of the game show in 2002 and remained host for 11 seasons, through 2013.

"Who Wants to Be A Millionaire" airs weekday afternoons at 1:00 on FOX19.

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