cedric the entertainer who wants to be a millionaire 'Who Wants to Be a Millionaire' new host is Cedric the EntertainerMeredith Vieira is retiring from “Who Wants to Be a Millionaire” and now ABC has announced the new host — Cedric the Entertainer.

When the popular game show begins its 12th season in the fall of 2013, the popular stand-up comedian will take over hosting duties.

“I’m truly looking forward to hosting ‘Millionaire,'” says Cedric 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!”

“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,'” says Janice Marinelli, president, Disney-ABC Domestic Television. “With his deep roots as a successful stand-up comedian and actor, Cedric will bring his fresh approach and unpredictable fun to the show.”

What do you think, “Millionaire” fans? Good choice?

Posted by:Andrea Reiher

TV critic by way of law school, Andrea Reiher enjoys everything from highbrow drama to clever comedy to the best reality TV has to offer. Her TV heroes include CJ Cregg, Spencer Hastings, Diane Lockhart, Juliet O'Hara and Buffy Summers. TV words to live by: "I'm a slayer, ask me how."