DIRECTOR

RICHARD DIPIRRO

Terry Crews is the

new host of

"Who Wants to be a Millionaire"

GTP

June 25, 2014

(placeholder)

Brooklyn Nine-Nine breakout Terry Crews has been named the new host of Who Wants to Be a Millionaire, Disney-ABC announced.

Crews will take over the syndicated game show starting with its 13th season in the fall along with new executive producer James Rowley and director Rich DiPirro. Crews becomes the latest host of the franchise, which launched as a weekday game show in 2002 with Meredith Vieira, who remained host through 2013.

"Millionaire is such a beloved franchise, and I can’t wait to get started as the new host. Hosting has always been a dream of mine, and I couldn’t have asked for a greater opportunity." said Crews.

Next Story

(placeholder)
(placeholder)
(placeholder)

"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 of Disney-ABC Domestic Television.

Rowley most recently served as an exec producer on truTV's Killer Karaoke and Lifetime's Seriously Funny Kids. He co-created IFC's Ultimate Film Fanatic and exec produced GSN's Extreme Dodgeball. Rowley and DiPirro previously collaborated on gameshows Beat the Geeks and Cram, as well as the talent competition series America’s Most Talented Kids.  DiPirro has directed such gameshow mainstays as The Price is Right and the primetime hits Deal or No Deal and 1 vs. 100.  He currently directs Bet on Your Baby for ABC.