'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
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