Scoop: Coming Up on the Season Premiere of WHO WANTS TO BE A MILLIONAIRE on ABC - Monday, September 10, 2018
"Who Wants To Be A Millionaire" returns with all-new shows with the premiere of its 17th season in national Syndication on MONDAY, SEPT. 10. "Millionaire" is one of the richest and longest-running game shows in television history, and this season the show will have given away more than $100 million in total winnings since its Syndicated debut. "Millionaire" will celebrate this remarkable milestone all season long with celebrity contestants, special appearances and viewer giveaways. In addition, a $100 million commemorative show is slated to air in November, in which a favorite past contestant gets a second shot at winning $1 million.
Hosted by Chris Harrison, "Millionaire" features contestants from all over the country and from all walks of life. In the show's classic format, contestants must answer 14 trivia questions correctly with the aid of three lifelines - Ask the Audience, Plus One and 50/50 - to win $1 million. Contestants also can win big as they navigate their way up the ladder, and the tension and difficulty build with each question, along with the prize money.
Throughout the 2018-19 season, "Millionaire" will debut new specialty weeks, including "Shark Tank Week" (featuring "Shark Tank" judges Robert Herjavec, Lori Greiner, Rohan Oza and Matt Higgins) and "Celebrity Judge Week" (highlighting favorites from daytime court shows such as Judge Lynn Toler, Judge Marilyn Milian, and Judges Dana and Keith Cutler). The show also will bring back some of its most popular specialty weeks such as "Celebrity Week: Las Vegas," which will feature celebrity contestants A.J. McLean and Howie Dorough from Backstreet Boys, bandleader and composer Paul Shaffer, comedian Tom Green, and Cheryl "Salt" James and Sandra "Pepa" Denton from the iconic hip-hop group Salt-N-Pepa. Also returning will be "Victories for Veterans," showcasing incredible service members from our armed forces.
Since its Syndication debut in 2002, "Millionaire" continues to entertain millions of viewers across the country. The 2017-18 season was "Millionaire"'s most-viewed season in three years, and the show is among only five out of the 35 nationally returning Syndicated first-run strips to have increased their total viewership this year versus last.
About "Who Wants To Be A Millionaire"
The Emmy®-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.