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[via press release from Disney-ABC Domestic Television]


Television Stars Will Have a Chance to Win $1 Million for Charity

NEW YORK (January 24, 2012) -- "Who Wants To Be A Millionaire," with Emmy Award-winning host Meredith Vieira, will feature some of television's most popular personalities this February, giving them the opportunity to take home $1 million for their designated charities! Johnathan and Andy Hillstrand, brothers and captains of the Time Bandit on "Deadliest Catch" will appear in episodes airing February 2 and February 3. Mike Rowe, creator, executive producer and host of "Dirty Jobs," as well as the voice of "Deadliest Catch," will appear on February 27 and February 28.

Check local listings or go to http://www.millionairetv.com for time and channel.

February 2 - 3, 2012: Johnathan and Andy Hillstrand, brothers and cast members from the highly-rated Discovery Channel series "Deadliest Catch," will appear as a two-person team on "Millionaire" and will donate all of their winnings to the Seattle Fishermen's Memorial. The fund is dedicated to promoting safety in the fishing fleets and easing the burdens of the families and friends of fishermen/women lost at sea. Johnathan and Andy are captains of the ship Time Bandit. Their often treacherous travels on Alaska's Bering Sea during the crab fishing season are documented for the hit television show which returns for a new season in April.

February 27 - 28, 2012: Mike Rowe, creator, executive producer and host of Discovery Channel's Emmy-nominated series "Dirty Jobs with Mike Rowe," will appear as a contestant to try to raise money for the mikeroweWORKS Foundation. Formed in 2008, Rowe's website and foundation support and promote the skilled trades and serve as a "PR Campaign for Hard Work." His on-air companion for his "Millionaire" appearance was Andrew Reisinger, a mikeroweWORKS Foundation 2011 Tools Scholarship recipient. The scholarship provides funds that are used to purchase tools that the recipient may need upon graduating from trade school. Tune in to see if all of Mike Rowe's various life experiences will prepare him for his appearance as "Millionaire" contestant.

About "Who Wants To Be A Millionaire":

"Who Wants To Be A Millionaire," with host Meredith Vieira, is currently in its tenth season. Vieira has hosted the daytime version of "Millionaire" since the show debuted in 2002. She is a multi Emmy Award-winner and has won two Daytime Emmys for her work on "Millionaire" (2005 and 2009). Throughout her ten seasons on the show, Vieira has hosted over 1,800 episodes and handed out more than $70 million in winnings to contestants. "Millionaire" is produced by Valleycrest Productions Ltd. and is distributed by Disney-ABC Domestic Television. Rich Sirop is the executive producer. In addition to serving as the host of the show, Meredith Vieira serves as co-executive producer. Visit "Millionaire's" website at http://www.millionairetv.com.

  [january 2012]  


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