I don’t know when Millionaire made the transition from primetime phenomenon to daytime game show staple, but the show has plugged along for going on 12 years now. It’s been headed by Meredith Vieira for a while, but it’s time for a new host, and ABC is looking for a little soul. Cedric The Entertainer will start up as the show’s host at the end of the year, beginning with shoots in September.
What a quaint time it was that a traditional game show could become a cultural phenomenon without any team backstabbing or hot-tub cameras or bug-eating. It’s been put out to pasture with the old people and housewives/husbands now, but what a relic it is.
Didn’t know the daytime gameshow ratings war were so heated, didya?