Cedric the Entertainer Pegged as New Host of ‘Who Wants to Be a Millionaire’

Cedric the Entertainer

Next time you’re at home sick and you’re lying on the couch watching game shows, don’t freak out when you see that Who Wants to be a Millionaire is now being hosted by a large, black man instead of a skinny white older lady. Cedric the Entertainer has been tapped to take over the syndicated show when it begins filming its 12th season this fall, according to Entertainment Weekly. Meredith Vieira, the former host of Today and The View, is departing after inaugurating the daytime version back in 2002. Maybe she’s leaving to take that vacant Jeopardy hosting job? 

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Oh, and in case you haven’t been sick in a really long time, Drew Carey hosts The Price Is Right and Wayne Brady hosts Let’s Make a Deal. Now you’re all caught up. 

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