cedric the entertainer who wants to be a millionaire 'Who Wants to Be a Millionaire' new host is Cedric the EntertainerMeredith Vieira is retiring from “Who Wants to Be a Millionaire” and now ABC has announced the new host — Cedric the Entertainer.

When the popular game show begins its 12th season in the fall of 2013, the popular stand-up comedian will take over hosting duties.

“I’m truly looking forward to hosting ‘Millionaire,'” says Cedric in a statement. “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!”

“We are thrilled to announce that Cedric the Entertainer’ will be at the helm as our new host of ‘Who Wants To Be A Millionaire,'” says Janice Marinelli, president, Disney-ABC Domestic Television. “With his deep roots as a successful stand-up comedian and actor, Cedric will bring his fresh approach and unpredictable fun to the show.”

What do you think, “Millionaire” fans? Good choice?