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WHO WANTS TO BE A MILLIONAIRE (SYNDICATION)
BROADCAST HISTORY:
9/16/02 - ???
STATUS:
currently airing (spring 2018)
TIME SLOT:
syndicated
CURRENT SEASON:
16 (??? episodes)
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ADDITIONAL NOTES:
renewed through the 2018-19 season on 1/17/18
DESCRIPTION:
(from Disney-ABC Domestic Television's press release, January 2018) 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.
PRINCIPAL CAST INFORMATION:
· Chris Harrison as Host (Season 14- )
RECURRING/PREVIOUS CAST INFORMATION:
· Cedric the Entertainer as Host (Season 12)
· Meredith Vieira as Host (Season 1-11)
· Terry Crews as Host (Season 13)
CREW INFORMATION:
· James Rowley as EP
GENRE(S):
· strip (game show)
STUDIO INFORMATION:
· Disney-ABC Domestic Television
· Valleycrest Productions