Monday, April 13, 2015

Interesting Update: Chris Harrison To Host “Millionaire” Beginning Fall 2015

After hosting Millionaire for less than a season thus far, Terry Crews has decided to step down as the host of the Disney/ABC’s syndicated game show. Like Cedric The Entertainment had done a year ago, Crews has decided to quit his hosting duties to reserve more time for his demanding film and television projects including hosting FOX’s comedic clip show World’s Funniest Fails. Earlier today, ABC announced its new host for 2015-16 season: Chris Harrison. Harrison, currently the host of ABC’s The Bachelor, is no stranger to hosting game shows as he took the helm of a short-lived, forgotten, lackluster GSN original series called Mall Masters and ABC’s equally short-lived primetime game show, You Deserve ItHarrison has also hosted shows on TV Guide Network (Hollywood 411) and HGTV (Designers' Challenge).

Although I will miss Terry Crews' excitement, energy and zeal on Millionaire, I know Chris Harrison will do a solid job as the show's newest emcee. With this being said, I do not like the show's inconsistency among hosts as this will be Millionaire's third new host in three years. That is no bueno. To make matters worse, Millionaire's ratings have been steadily declining since Meredith Vieira had left the series in 2013. Maybe they need to sign Steve Harvey to host a full season of shows to boost their ratings -- then again, maybe not. If you have yet to see an episode of Millionaire with Terry Crews, check out the clip below which features Ken Jennings' attempt to win the million-dollar prize.

Source: Deadline