Chris Harrisons schedule is about to get even busier!
Bachelor Nation's fearless leader is branching out, adding another show to his already stacked resume: he's the new host of Who Wants to Be a Millionaire, it was announced on Monday. Harrison is set to take over hosting duties when the longrunning nationally syndicated game show, which is distributed by Disney/ABC, returns for its 14th season in the fall.
"There are few shows on television as strong and iconic as Millionaire,'" Harrison said in a statement. "This is a great fit and I'm extremely excited and honored to take on this new endeavor." On Twitter, Harrison continued to express his excitement over his new gig, writing, "Have always been a huge fan of this show. Can't wait to be the new host next fall!"
But wait, does this mean he's leaving The Bachelor behind? Fret not, reality TV romance lovers, you'll still be hearing the words "most dramatic rose ceremony ever" come from Harrison for the foreseeable future!
Harrison will still be hosting The Bachelor, The Bachelorette, back on May 18 with Kaitlyn Bristowe and Britt Nilsson as the two Bachelorettes, and Bachelor in Paradise, which returns for its second season in August. Phew!
"Chris is an accomplished host and valued member of the Disney|ABC family and now he'll also be bringing his classic talent and charm to Millionaire," Janice Marinelli, president, Disney|ABC Home Entertainment and Television Distribution, said in a statement.
Lisa Hackner, executive vice president, Daytime & Syndicated Programming, ABC Entertainment Group, added, "Chris has hosted 19 seasons of The Bachelor, and with that has developed a very deep connection with the TV audience. He is smart, warm and a formidable host and we are thrilled to have him join Who Wants To Be A Millionaire."
Harrison is set to take over hosting dutied from Brooklyn Nine-Nine star Terry Crews, who had to leave the show due to his busy schedule. "We thank Terry enormously and are very grateful for the time and energy he put into the show this season," Hackner said.