Before we get to who her replacement could/should be, let's take a moment to appreciate just how much Vieira has done for the show. Some people worried when she started that a woman couldn't possibly do a good job hosting a serious trivia show but I think we all know that she's proven those folks very, very wrong. She's been a fantastic host for Millionaire and I'm looking forward to seeing what she will be doing next. We wish her the very best.
Now, it's inevitable that we should speculate on who the next host should be -- and the show will indeed be returning with a new host, according to a spokeswoman for Disney/ABC. Right off the top of my head I'd like to see either Mark L. Walberg or Pat Kiernan take the helm, though to be 100% honest I've always thought Kiernan would be best suited for Jeopardy! Maybe that's a Canadian thing.
So, let's hear it. Who do you think should become the new host of Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? And please, let's not start with shouts of "Regis! Regis!" -- I love the guy as much as anyone, but let's allow him a bit of downtime in his semi-retirement, shall we?
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