Crews will host the 13th season in the fall from Stamford, Conn. as production is moving to a new studio prior to the start of the 2014-2015 season.
The shooting schedule will not interfere with “Brooklyn Nine-Nine,” allowing Crews to shoot “Millionaire” during the comedy’s hiatus.
While Disney and ABC would not confirm whether there are other potential projects in the works for Crews, sources say there may be an even bigger hosting opportunity for the star down the road.
Also joining the long-running franchise is gameshow producer James Rowley. He recently served as executive producer on the truTV series “Killer Karaoke” and “Seriously Funny Kids” for Lifetime.
In the last few months, several networks have been vying to get into business with Crews long-term.
ABC sealed that deal when they offered him the hosting job, with the possibility of giving Crews a bigger talk show once his commitment to “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” has run its course.
Crews is no stranger to the talkshow circuit, having guest-hosted a handful of shows over the years, including “Dr. Oz” and “The View.”
He is taking over for Cedric “The Entertainer,” who is presently hosting the 2013-2014 season.
Crews’ profile has only grown in recent years, with upcoming projects including the Adam Sandler comedy “Blended” and the third installment of “The Expendables” franchise.