People Still Watch That!? Cedric The Entertainer Picked As The New Host Of “Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?”

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If you ever find yourself indulging in the very ratchet Maury, you’ll notice that on certain channels, Who Wants To Be A Millionaire? comes on right after. It has been been hosted by only two people over the years: The very colorful Regis Philbin and the more dry but still lovable Meredith Vieira of The View and Today Show fame. But now you can add comedian and teddy bear Cedric the Entertainer to the list, because according to Shadow And Act, he’s taking over for Vieira, who helped launch the weekday version of the gameshow waaaaay back in 2002. He will start hosting the show’s 12th season and is sure to be immensely busy, as he will continue to star on the TV Land show Soul Man at the same time. Well all right playa, make that money…don’t let it make you! (Sorry, I just had to throw that in there).

While Cedric is probably very amped about another opportunity to get a check and reach a wider audience, someone equally as excited is Janice Marinelli, the president of Disney-ABC Domestic Television who said in a statement, “With his deep roots as a successful stand-up comedian and actor, Cedric will bring his fresh approach and unpredictable fun to the show.” And he most likely will, because this isn’t the first game show that Cedric The Entertainer has hosted. He was the host of the short-lived NBC game show, It’s Worth What? just a few years ago. He was good, it was just that the show wasn’t…

It’s very nice yet interesting to see so many black men hosting game shows these days. From Wayne Brady to Steve Harvey, who are actually very entertaining on their respective game show programs, and now Cedric the Entertainer. Black men are the new darlings of daytime television (just ask Michael Strahan). Sistahs, we need to get in on that! But congrats to Cedric, he’s definitely one of our favorite funny men.

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