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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!!

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