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[01/17/18 - 10:52 AM]
"Who Wants to Be a Millionaire" and "RightThisMinute" Renewed for 2018-19 on ABC Owned Television Stations by Disney-ABC Home Entertainment and Television Distribution
Hosted by Chris Harrison and currently in its 16th season in national syndication, "Millionaire" continues to be the only game show that offers a $1 million prize to each and every contestant.

[via press release from Disney/ABC Domestic Television]

'WHO WANTS TO BE A MILLIONAIRE' AND 'RightThisMinute' RENEWED FOR 2018-19 ON ABC OWNED TELEVISION STATIONS BY DISNEY|ABC HOME ENTERTAINMENT AND TELEVISION DISTRIBUTION

The iconic game show "Who Wants To Be A Millionaire" and viral videos show "RightThisMinute" have been renewed for 2018-19 on the ABC Owned Television Stations, it was announced today by Disney|ABC Home Entertainment and Television Distribution.

Hosted by Chris Harrison and currently in its 16th season in national syndication, "Millionaire" continues to be the only game show that offers a $1 million prize to each and every contestant. In the show's classic ladder format, contestants must answer 14 trivia questions correctly with the aid of three lifelines to win $1 million. Since the show debuted in syndication in 2002, contestants have won more than $95 million.

"RightThisMinute" showcases viral videos and the stories behind today's hottest clips being shared around the world. Every day, the show's team of e-journalists scours the internet to curate videos everyone will be talking about, bringing the best digital content to broadcast TV. The 2018-19 season will mark its eighth year on the air and sixth in national syndication.

Season to date (2017-18), "Who Wants To Be A Millionaire" and "RightThisMinute" each are posting year-to-year Household ratings gains. They are among only four out of more than 30 nationally syndicated first-run strips that have generated ratings increases this year.

About "Who Wants To Be A Millionaire"

The Emmy(R)-nominated "Millionaire" airs across the country weekdays in national syndication. It is taped in front of a live studio audience at Caesars Entertainment Studios in Las Vegas. Go to MillionaireTV.com for time and channel. "Millionaire" is produced by Valleycrest Productions Ltd. and is distributed by Disney|ABC Home Entertainment and Television Distribution. James Rowley serves as executive producer.

About "RightThisMinute"

"RightThisMinute" is produced by MagicDust Television and distributed by Disney|ABC Home Entertainment and Television Distribution. The show is hosted by Gayle Bass, Charity Bailey, Christian Vera, Oli Pettigrew and Nick Calderone. Cox Media Group, Raycom Media, Inc. and The E.W. Scripps Company are partnered with MagicDust in the creation and ownership of the show.

About the ABC Owned Television Stations Group

Widely regarded as the top station group in the U.S., the ABC Owned Television Stations Group is comprised of eight local TV stations and their digital assets in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Philadelphia, San Francisco, Houston, Raleigh-Durham and Fresno. Other businesses within the Group include ABC National Television Sales, a sales representation unit serving the owned stations as well as outside clients; and the hit syndicated series "Live with Kelly and Ryan," which is produced at WABC-TV.

About Disney|ABC Home Entertainment and Television

Disney|ABC Home Entertainment and Television Distribution is the in-home content distribution arm for The Walt Disney Company within North America. The division provides top-tier motion pictures and television programming to a wide spectrum of traditional and new media platforms including Blu-ray/DVD, 4K Ultra HD, electronic home video, video on demand (residential and hotel), subscription video on demand, pay television, basic cable, broadcast television, online and other digital technologies.





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