Ex-Redskins player Terry Crews could be the best new host of ‘Who Wants to Be a Millionaire’


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From the NFL to Old Spice to “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” to movies. Who knew Terry Crews would go from a Los Angeles Rams 11th-round draft pick to major Hollywood star? Now the ex-Ram (and ex-Redskins player) is reportedly eyeing a gig as the new host of the syndicated daytime game show “Who Wants to Be a Millionaire.” Deadline.com’s Nellie Andreeva reports:

“I hear Crews last week reached an agreement for the show, though the deal has not been finalized.”

If this project does work out for Crews (who would also remain a regular on ‘Brooklyn Nine-Nine’), he’ll succeed Cedric the Entertainer, who is leaving the production because he doesn’t want to commute to Connecticut, where the show is planning to move, Deadline.com reports. The 50-year-old comedian is also blaming his busy schedule.

As to Crews’s fans? They’re pumped for the deal to be finalized.

What do you think? Does Crews hosting make you want to watch it more?

Marissa Payne writes for The Early Lead, a fast-breaking sports blog, where she focuses on what she calls the “cultural anthropological” side of sports, aka “mostly the fun stuff.” She is also an avid WWE fan.

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