or


[01/25/06 - 12:00 AM]
'Who Wants to Be a Millionaire' Announces February Sweeps Programming Slate

[via press release from Buena Vista Television]

'Who Wants To Be A Millionaire' Announces February Sweeps Programming Slate

Hot Seat Contestants Pulled From Studio Audience for 'Walk In And Win' Week, Airing February 6 - 10

'Millionaire' and Netflix Join Forces for 'Million Dollar Movie Week,' Airing February 20 - 24

NEW YORK, Jan. 25 -- "Who Wants To Be A Millionaire," hosted by the Emmy Award-winning Meredith Vieira, will kick off the month of February with "Walk In and Win" Week, where contestants will be selected from the studio audience. The specialty week was taped in January, 2006, at the "Who Wants To Be A Millionaire -- PLAY IT!" attraction in the Disney-MGM Studios at the Walt Disney World(R) Resort in Florida. Find out if people who walk in off the street and into the hot seat will be able to walk away with the top prize of one million dollars!

"Millionaire" also will partner with Netflix, the world's largest online movie rental service, to present "Million Dollar Movie Week," featuring hot seat contestants who will test their knowledge on movie-themed questions. In addition, each day home viewers will have the opportunity to win a home entertainment system through the "Netflix Movie Week Sweepstakes." "Who Wants To Be A Millionaire" airs in nationwide syndication. Check local listings.

"WALK IN AND WIN" WEEK FROM WALT DISNEY WORLD (Feb. 6 - 10, 2006):

Nearly 1,300 people showed up at 6:00 A.M. on January 14 at the Disney-MGM Studios in Florida, to participate in the third annual installment of "Walk In and Win" Week. Through a random drawing, 325 lucky people were chosen to be in the studio audience. Throughout the five-episode series, ten people were chosen from the audience to play in the "Millionaire" hot seat. Tune-in to find out if anyone was able to walk in as a regular audience member and walk out a millionaire!

"Walk In and Win" contestants were given the unique opportunity to bypass the traditional process of becoming a contestant. The studio audience was checked for eligibility and met briefly with a "Millionaire" producer, but no qualifying test was administered.

CONTESTANTS FOR "WALK IN AND WIN" WEEK INCLUDE: MONDAY, 02/06 -- Ken Cass (Edwardsburg, MI), Julie Tribett (Middleburg, FL/holdover contestant); TUESDAY, 02/07 -- Julie Tribett (Middleburg, FL), Anna Harris (Orlando, FL), Chris Cocker (Bessemer, NC/holdover); WEDNESDAY, 02/08 -- Chris Cocker (Bessemer, NC), Valerie Enrique (Ovieclo, FL), Connie Marich (Sparks, NV/holdover); THURSDAY, 02/09 -- Connie Marich (Sparks, NV), Shannon Lewis (Ponte Verda Beach, FL), Lisa McDermott-Perez (West Palm Beach, FL/holdover); FRIDAY, 02/10 -- Lisa McDermott-Perez (West Palm Beach, FL), John Bottiger (Winter Haven, FL).

"MILLION DOLLAR MOVIE WEEK" WITH NETFLIX (Feb. 20 - 24, 2006):

ATTENTION MOVIE LOVERS! For the first time ever, "Millionaire" will team with Netflix, the world's largest online movie rental service, to present "Million Dollar Movie Week." Hot seat contestants will try to win one million dollars by answering 15 movie-themed questions, some of which will feature clips from some of the most memorable films in history.

In addition, each day home viewers will have a chance to participate in the "Netflix Movie Week Sweepstakes," in which they can enter to win one of five Toshiba 20-inch widescreen LCD TVs, with a built-in slot loading DVD player. One prize will be awarded for each day of "Million Dollar Movie Week." Participants can enter once per day by going to http://www.netflix.com/millionaire.

Each contestant chosen for "Million Dollar Movie Week" was given a free one-year subscription to Netflix. All audience members in attendance for the specialty shows were given free three-month subscriptions to Netflix.

"Millionaire" traveled to five cities to find the nation's biggest movie-trivia buffs. Contestants were chosen from auditions held in San Diego, Houston, Minneapolis, Chicago, Miami and New York.

CONTESTANTS FOR "MILLION DOLLAR MOVIE WEEK" INCLUDE: MONDAY, 02/20 -- Brian Miller (Baldwinsville, NY), Austin Kennedy (Andover, MN/holdover contestant); TUESDAY, 02/21 -- Austin Kennedy (Andover, MN), Holly Roberts (Farmington, MN); WEDNESDAY, 02/22 -- Ian Yanong (Aurora, IL), Steve Striegel (Seattle, WA/holdover); THURSDAY, 02/23 -- Steve Striegel (Seattle, WA), Kim Leyda (Mahtomedi, MN), Craig Hlavaty (Pearland, TX); FRIDAY, 02/24 -- Barbara Bonilla (New York, NY).

SOURCE Buena Vista Television
Web Site: http://www.netflix.com/millionaire





  [january 2006]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S


· WHO WANTS TO BE A MILLIONAIRE (SYNDICATION)





[06/26/17 - 03:06 PM]
Sissy Spacek & Jane Levy Join Hulu's "Castle Rock"
Spacek will play Ruth Deaver, estranged adoptive mother of Henry (Andre Holland), a retired professor whose fading memories may hold a key to Castle Rock's unsettling past.

[06/26/17 - 02:07 PM]
A&E to Premiere Hybrid Live-Action and Animation Docuseries "Akil the Fugitive Hunter" Thursday, July 13
"This series offers a fresh take on true crime storytelling through the lens of a real-life hero working to make his community safer and offering hope for future generations," said Elaine Frontain Bryant.

[06/26/17 - 01:21 PM]
"The Defiant Ones," Four-Part Documentary Event Telling the True Story of Music Legends Dr. Dre and Jimmy Iovine, Debuts July 9 on HBO
Director Allen Hughes filmed Jimmy Iovine and Dr. Dre with unfettered access over a three-year period.

[06/26/17 - 01:06 PM]
"Fuller House" Returns Friday, September 22!
September 22, 2017 is the 30th anniversary of the original "Full House" premiere.

[06/26/17 - 12:15 PM]
Tuesday Nights Are Brave, Bold and Original with the Fifth Season Premiere of "The Fosters" and Two-Hour Series Premiere of New Original Drama "The Bold Type," on Tuesday, July 11
Both premieres will also be available on the Freeform app and Freeform.com (same date and time).

[06/26/17 - 10:17 AM]
Showtime(R) Presents "Tiffany Haddish: She Ready! From the Hood to Hollywood"!
In this hour-long special, the Los Angeles native tackles subjects ranging from her early days in foster care and being bullied on the playground to getting revenge on ex-boyfriends and introducing Will and Jada Pinkett Smith to Groupon.

[06/26/17 - 10:07 AM]
MTV Elevates Its Talent Game with New Comedy Series "SafeWord" from the Producers of "Lip Sync Battle"
"SafeWord" will premiere on Thursday, July 13, immediately following a new episode of "Wild 'N Out" and as part of MTV's "Throwdown Thursdays" comedy block.

[06/26/17 - 10:05 AM]
Nickelodeon Brings O-Town, Hillwood, Bikini Bottom, and More to Life at Comic-Con International: San Diego July 20-23, 2017
Nick will showcase its fan-favorite characters and popular shows with one-of-a-kind activations, panels, talent signings and interactive experiences.

[06/26/17 - 08:41 AM]
Sunday's Broadcast Ratings: Game Show Lineup Puts ABC on Top
The Alphabet's "Celebrity Family Feud" tops the night among adults 18-49.

[06/26/17 - 08:14 AM]
Hit Comedy Series "Ballers," Starring Dwayne Johnson, Returns for Season Three July 23, Exclusively on HBO
Guest stars include Richard Schiff, Steve Guttenberg, Steven Weber, Emayatzy Corinealdi and Serinda Swan.

[06/26/17 - 07:06 AM]
Yo! Spike Lee's New Joint, A Netflix Original Series Premieres on Thanksgiving, November 23, 2017
"She's Gotta Have It" from Academy Award(R) nominated director Spike Lee is a 10-episode contemporary update of Lee's 1986 revolutionary debut film.

[06/26/17 - 07:03 AM]
Nat Geo Releases Free Streaming of Highly Acclaimed Coal Documentary, From the Ashes
Starting today, through July 3, this important and timely film will be available commercial-free and unauthenticated via YouTube, Facebook, Hulu, Amazon, Google Play and VOD and unauthenticated on Natgeotv.com and Nat Geo TV Apps.

[06/26/17 - 07:01 AM]
ABC Discovers: Digital Talent Competition Now Live in the U.S.
Actors 18 and older are encouraged to visit ABCDiscovers.com to enter the contest for the chance to receive a one-year $25,000 talent deal with ABC.

[06/26/17 - 07:00 AM]
This Thursday, Join Justin Roiland and Dan Harmon for a Live, Spontaneous Evening of "Rick and Morty"
It all starts at 9:00/8:00c on AdultSwim.com.

[06/26/17 - 06:16 AM]
Marvel's New Television Series "Marvel's Inhumans" Will Premiere on ABC on Friday, September 29
The legendary comic book series will be brought to life in a way that has never been done before, as a version of the first two episodes will be shown globally in IMAX theatres for a two-week period, beginning September 1.