url-38Did you know Who Wants To Be A Millionaire was still running? I sure as shit didn’t.

I don’t know when Millionaire made the transition from primetime phenomenon to daytime game show staple, but the show has plugged along for going on 12 years now. It’s been headed by¬†Meredith Vieira for a while, but it’s time for a new host, and ABC is looking for a little soul. Cedric The Entertainer will start up as the show’s host at the end of the year, beginning with shoots in September.

What a quaint time it was that a traditional game show could become a cultural phenomenon without any team backstabbing or hot-tub cameras or bug-eating. It’s been put out to pasture with the old people and housewives/husbands now, but what a relic it is.

url-39Deadline notes that this comes as a another “king of comedy,” Steve Harvey, has taken Family Feud to an all-time ratings high that has beaten¬†Wheel Of Fortune for the first time ever.

Didn’t know the daytime gameshow ratings war were so heated, didya?