Update: Terry Crews has officially been named the new host of “Who Wants To Be A Millionaire” by ABC. “I’m beyond thrilled to be joining ‘Who Wants To Be A Millionaire’ and the Disney-ABC family,” he says in a release. “‘Millionaire’ is such a beloved franchise and I can’t wait to get started as the new host.” Crews will debut as host in the fall.
Crews apparently reached an agreement to host last week with a finalized deal not yet done. As for Cedric, he announced on Wednesday (April 30) that he would be stepping down from the program after one season. The comedian cited a busy schedule and because the show was moving production to Connecticut.
If Crews does become the new host, he will do so in addition to co-starring on “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” — recently renewed for a second season on FOX — and appearing in movies, including the “Expendables” films.