This Sept. 19, 2013 file photo shows actor and former NFL player Terry Crews in New York. Crews is replacing Cedric “The Entertainer” as new host of the game show “Who Wants To Be a Millionaire.” (Photo by Dan Hallman/Invision/AP, File)
NEW YORK (AP) — Terry Crews is going in for Cedric The Entertainer as new host of “Who Wants To Be a Millionaire.”
Crews, an actor, former NFL player and Old Spice pitchman, will join the weekday game show starting this fall, according to its studio, Disney-ABC Domestic Television.
He replaces comedian Cedric The Entertainer, who’s hosting the show in its 12th season in national syndication.
Crews has been a regular this season on the freshman Fox sitcom “Brooklyn Nine-Nine.” His films include Tyler Perry’s “The Single Moms Club” and Ivan Reitman’s “Draft Day.” His first book, “Manhood,” will be out this month.
Meredith Vieira launched the syndicated version of “Millionaire” in 2002 and remained host for 11 seasons. Regis Philbin emceed the prime-time ABC version from 2000 to 2002.