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Cedric the Entertainer leaving 'Who Wants to Be a Millionaire'

Cedric the Entertainer is leaving the syndicated game show Who Wants to Be a Millionaire after only one season as host, EW has confirmed. He replaced Meredith Vieira, who left last year after hosting the show for 11 years.

Cedric cited the show moving its production to Connecticut and his schedule as part of the reason for his exit. “With the many television and film projects that I have going on which shoot and promote in various parts of the country, a production-base in Connecticut would make it quite difficult to maneuver the many moving parts on my plate,” he said in a statement. “So, after much thought and some serious conversations with senior executives at the studio, I decided to let Disney-ABC know that, unfortunately, I’m not able to continue on as host.”

Disney-ABC, which distributes the show, said in a statement: “Cedric is a tremendous talent and we’d like to thank him for infusing his unique brand of humor and entertainment into the show. It has been an absolute pleasure working with him on Millionaire this year — we’ll certainly miss him.” READ FULL STORY

Cee Lo Green to guest on TV Land's 'Soul Man' as rival pastor to Cedric the Entertainer -- EXCLUSIVE

Cee Lo Green is busy coaching on NBC’s The Voice, writing a memoir, working on multiple albums, and prepping a residency in Las Vegas. But he isn’t stopping there: EW has exclusively learned that Green is taping a guest spot on TV Land’s new sitcom The Soul Man this week.

The TV Land comedy stars Cedric the Entertainer as Reverend Boyce, a former R&B star, and Niecy Nash as his wife, Lolli. Green is set to appear as — what else? — a flashy rival preacher who’s stealing congregation members from Boyce’s church.

The Soul Man premieres on TV Land June 20 at 10 p.m. and follows Boyce as he moves home to St. Louis with his family to preach at his father’s church where his clan has to adjust to their new, humble life. The show was originally a spin-off of TV Land’s successful comedy Hot in Cleveland, which featured Boyce in the Aug. 24, 2011, episode “Bridezelka” alongside series stars Betty White, Jane Leeves, Wendie Malick, and Valerie Bertinelli. Soul Man producers include Cleveland producers Suzanne Martin, Todd Milliner, and Sean Hayes, along with Soul Man star Cedric the Entertainer and showrunner Phoef Sutton.

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