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Popular Comedian Rumored to Be the Next 'Millionaire' Host TVNewsCheck

A well-known comedian, actor and director is the subject of a hot rumor at NATPE that he will be named the next host of "Who Wants to Be a Millionaire." TVNewsCheck reports that the job looks as though it will go to Cedric the Entertainer.

Disney-ABC said it will comment when it has the successor in place for Meredith Vieira, the story says.

As previously reported, Vieira said earlier this month that she's leaving the syndicated version of the show. She has hosted the game show since its syndicated debut in 2002.

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Cedric the Entertainer