Role Call: Who Got Hired in Hollywood?
3:00 AM PDT, July 24, 2014
Disney-ABC has named Brooklyn Nine-Nine star Terry Crews as the new host of Who Wants to Be a Millionaire.
"I'm beyond thrilled to be joining Who Wants To Be A Millionaire and the Disney-ABC family," said Crews. "Millionaire is such a beloved franchise and I can't wait to get started as the new host. In addition to my film projects including Blended, Brooklyn Nine-Nine and now being a first-time author, hosting has always been a dream of mine, and I couldn't have asked for a greater opportunity."
"Terry is engaging, endearing, smart, and quick on his feet -- the perfect combination to lead one of the longest-running franchises in game show history," said Janice Marinelli, president, Disney-ABC Domestic Television.
Crews will host the game show from Stamford, Connecticut in a new studio for the 2014-2015 season. He will be taking over for current host Cedric "The Entertainer."