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Cedric the Entertainer named host of 'Who Wants to be a Millionaire'

Cedric the Entertainer appears on stage at the

Cedric the Entertainer appears on stage at the BET Awards in Los Angeles. (July 1, 2012) (Credit: AP)

Yes indeed — they're going in a different direction at "Who Wants to be a Millionaire" -- Cedric the Entertainer will replace Meredith Vieira. Just announced and was expected, but this does mean a different show (right?) Vieira hosts through the end of this season; Entertainer picks up in the 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!!

Tags: who wants to be a millionaire , Cedric the entertainer

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