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'Bachelor's' Chris Harrison named new host of 'Millionaire'

Chris Harrison has been named the new host of the syndicated game show "Who Wants To Be A Millionaire" beginning in fall 2015! (ABC)

The host of "The Bachelor" franchise has landed a new gig! Chris Harrison has been named the new host of the syndicated game show "Who Wants To Be A Millionaire"! He will take over the hosting duties from Terry Crews. Crews is unable to continue hosting "Millionaire" due to demanding film and primetime TV projects.

Fear not "Bachelor" nation, Harrison will continue hosting "The Bachelor", "The Bachelorette", and "Bachelor in Paradise". He will take over the hosting duties on "Millionaire" beginning with its 14th season in fall of 2015.

"Chris has hosted 19 seasons of 'The Bachelor,' and with that has developed a very deep connection with the TV audience," added Lisa Hackner, executive vice president, Daytime & Syndicated Programming, ABC Entertainment Group. "He is smart, warm and a formidable host and we are thrilled to have him join 'Who Wants To Be A Millionaire.'"

"There are few shows on television as strong and iconic as 'Millionaire,'" said Harrison. "This is a great fit and I'm extremely excited and honored to take on this new endeavor."

Harrison has been hosting "The Bachelor" and "The Bachelorette" since 2001. He also has hosted the spin-off reality show, "Bachelor Pad," as well as the "all-star" reunions from previous seasons of "The Bachelor" and "The Bachelorette," over the last two years.

The upcoming season of "The Bachelorette" is just a little more than a month away, premiering on May 18th! Chris Harrison will introduce viewers to not one, but TWO "Bachelorettes" looking for love! You won't want to miss it!

More information:

http://millionairetv.dadt.com/

http://abc.go.com/shows/the-bachelorette

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