Terry Crews new host of 'Millionaire' game show

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FILE - 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." The 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. (Photo by Dan Hallman/Invision/AP, File)
Terry Crews seen at The World Premiere of TYLER PERRY'S 'The Single Moms Club' presented by Lionsgate on Monday, Mar. 10, 2014 in Los Angeles. (Photo by Eric Charbonneau/Invision for Lionsgate/AP Images)
Terry Crews arrives at Youth for Human Rights International Celebrity Benefit at Beso Hollywood on Monday, March 24, 2014 in Los Angeles. (Photo by Annie I. Bang /Invision/AP)
Actor Terry Crews arrives at Super Bowl XLVIII on Sunday, Feb. 2, 2014 in East Rutherford, NJ. (Photo by Jason DeCrow/Invision for NFL/AP Images)
Terry Crews arrives at the 71st annual Golden Globe Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Sunday, Jan. 12, 2014, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by John Shearer/Invision/AP)
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374545 01: Who Wants To Be A Millionaire-- Regis Philbin Host Of Abc's 'Who Wants To Be A Millionaire', Thursday, February 3, 2000. (Photo By Getty Images)
368535 09: Regis Philbin, host of the popular game show 'Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?' attends the White House Correspondents'' Association Dinner April 29, 2000 in Washington D.C. This is the last formal dinner for President Clinton with White House journalists in an event marked by both humor and controversy. (Photo by Michael Smith/Newsmakers)
Regis Philbin arrives at the Annual Charity Day hosted by Cantor Fitzgerald and BGC Partners, on Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2013 in New York. (Photo by Ben Hider/Invision/AP)
This Nov. 19, 2012 photo released by Starpix shows event host Regis Philbin at the 40th International Emmy Awards in New York. (AP Photo/Starpix, Andrew Toth)
LAKE BUENA VISTA, FL - NOVEMBER 9: Meredith Vieira hosts the 'Super Soap Special Edition' of 'Who Wants To Be A Millionaire' during ABC's Super Soap Weekend at Disney's MGM Studios November 9, 2002 in Lake Buena Vista, Florida. (Photo By Matt Stroshane/Getty Images)
LAKE BUENA VISTA, FL - NOVEMBER 9: Meredith Vieira (R), host of the 'Super Soap Special Edition' of 'Who Wants To Be A Millionaire', talks with (L to R) All My Children's Eva La Rue, the contestant Tom and All My Children's John Callahan during ABC's Super Soap Weekend at Disney's MGM Studios November 9, 2002 in Lake Buena Vista, Florida. (Photo By Matt Stroshane/Getty Images)
Television personality Meredith Vieira arrives at the 38th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards in Las Vegas on Sunday, June 19, 2011. (AP Photo/Dan Steinberg)
Meredith Vieira attends the 9th Annual Women Who Care Luncheon benefiting United Cerebral Palsy of NYC at Cipriani's 42nd Street, Thursday, May 6, 2010 in New York. (AP Photo/Evan Agostini)
Television personality Meredith Vieira attends the 23rd Annual Broadcasting & Cable Hall of Fame Awards at the Waldorf-Astoria on Monday, Oct. 28, 2013 in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - AUGUST 04: Host Cedric the Entertainer (L) and executive producer Rich Sirop speak onstage during the 'Who Wants To Be A Millionaire' panel discussion at the Disney/ABC Television Group portion of the Television Critics Association Summer Press Tour at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on August 4, 2013 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - AUGUST 04: Host Cedric the Entertainer speaks onstage during the 'Who Wants To Be A Millionaire' panel discussion at the Disney/ABC Television Group portion of the Television Critics Association Summer Press Tour at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on August 4, 2013 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - AUGUST 04: Host Cedric the Entertainer speaks onstage during the 'Who Wants To Be A Millionaire' panel discussion at the Disney/ABC Television Group portion of the Television Critics Association Summer Press Tour at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on August 4, 2013 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - AUGUST 04: Host Cedric the Entertainer (L) and executive producer Rich Sirop speak onstage during the 'Who Wants To Be A Millionaire' panel discussion at the Disney/ABC Television Group portion of the Television Critics Association Summer Press Tour at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on August 4, 2013 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)
Comedian, actor and TV host Cedric "The Entertainer" performs at HartBeat Weekend Comedy All-Stars Show Hosted by Kevin Hart on Friday. August 23, 2013 at Circus Maximus Theatre at Ceasars Hotel & Casino in Atlantic City, New Jersey. (Photo by Arnold Turner/Invision/AP)
Actor Cedric the Entertainer arrives on the red carpet of the world premiere of Disney's "Planes" at the El Capitan Theatre on Monday, August, 5, 2013 in Los Angeles. (Photo by Dan Steinberg/Invision/AP)
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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.

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