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Meredith Vieira to leave 'Who Wants to be a Millionaire'

Meredith Vieira will not renew her contract to host ABC’s Who Wants to be a Millionaire.

A spokesperson from ABC parent Disney confirmed that they have shot all of the shows for this season with Vieira, which will air through the end of May. During the summer, they will air repeats in preparation for a new season this coming fall. There are no reports yet on who the new host might be. Reuters first reported the news.

Vieira took over as host of the syndicated version of the popular game show in 2002, for which she won two Daytime Emmys as Outstanding Game Host. This was her eleventh season hosting Millionaire. She was also an executive producer on the program.

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Disney loses $319 million 'Who Wants to be a Millionaire' verdict... final answer

A federal appeals court on Monday upheld a $319 million verdict over profits from the game show Who Wants to Be a Millionaire and rejected Walt Disney Co.’s request for a new trial.

A jury decided in 2010 that Disney hid the show’s profits from its creators, London-based Celador International. The ruling Monday by a three-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals found no issues with the verdict or with a judge’s rulings in the case.

“I am pleased that justice has been done,” Celador Chairman Paul Smith said in a statement.

Disney did not immediately comment on the decision. READ FULL STORY

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