[06/30/09 - 11:55 AM]
Who Wants to Be a Millionaire Announces How to Qualify to Be a Contestant on the 10th Anniversary Edition
The Regis Philbin-hosted series is returning for 11 nights from August 9 to August 23.

[via press release from ABC]


Phone Game Returns July 6-16th; Video Submissions Being Accepted Now at www.abc.com

Who wants to be a contestant on "Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?" Here's how to apply for the highly-anticipated 10th anniversary edition hosted by Regis Philbin and running for 11 nights in August, Sundays-Thursdays at (8:00-9:00 p.m., ET) from August 9 to August 23 on the ABC Television Network.

There are multiple ways (see below) to become a contestant on "Millionaire," including the original phone game that was used when the show premiered in 1999 and video submissions - an all-new method that will enable people to upload videos of themselves directly to the show's producers. Would-be contestants can use more than one method to try to get on the show but will only be selected one time. No former "Hot Seat" players are eligible, and you must be at least 18 years old, a legal U.S. resident and meet all eligibility requirements.



Phone lines are open for 10 contest days from 7 p.m. ET to 3 a.m. ET, starting at 7 p.m. on July 6th and ending at 3 a.m. ET on July 16th. Call the 800 number and attempt to answer general knowledge questions by putting the 4 answer choices in correct order. People who correctly answer all 5 questions will select one of the 6 available tape dates. A random drawing will be held from among all the people who selected the same tape date to receive an eligibility call to qualify to become a finalist on the program. If a person meets all eligibility requirements they will be flown to New York City with a companion for the opportunity for the chance to play in the hot seat.

Call Limit: One call per person per contest day.

Alternate Entry for Phone Game

A computer game has been established for persons who have physical disability that prevents them from using a telephone to participate in the Phone Game. Go to www.abc.com keyword Millionaire for details.


Effective immediately, up until 3 a.m. ET on July 16, people can submit a 2-minute video explaining why they would make a good contestant and what they would do with the $1 million. The Producer will select people from among all videos submitted to advance to an online test, which is held July 17. Producer will select from among those who received a passing score on the online test to receive an Eligibility Call to qualify to become a finalist on the program. If a person meets all eligibility requirements they will be flown to New York City with a companion for the opportunity for the chance to play in the hot seat. People can go to www.abc.com keyword Millionaire to submit videos.


"Millionaire" producers hit the road during the month of June to conduct contestant auditions in Nashville, Charlotte, Indianapolis, Tampa and Kansas City, Missouri. Auditions will also be held in Houston, Texas on Wednesday, July 1. No advance sign up is required for road auditions but space is limited, people are seen on a first-come, first-served basis and not all people may be seen. For audition information, go to www.abc.com keyword Millionaire or www.millionairetv.com.

"Who Wants To Be A Millionaire" is produced by Valleycrest Productions Ltd. Michael Davies is executive producer.

  [june 2009]  


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