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Who Wants to Be a Millionaire 

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Contestants use audience input, elimination of multiple choice options, and help from a friend to answer trivia questions for an escalating tier of cash prizes.
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Meredith Vieira ...  Self - Host 736 episodes, 2002-2018
Chris Harrison ...  Self - Host 700 episodes, 2015-2019
Terry Crews ...  Self - Host 177 episodes, 2014-2018
Cedric the Entertainer ...  Self - Host 175 episodes, 2013-2014
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Correctly answering 14 multiple-choice questions could net contestants $1 million on a half-hour quiz show that's had a long run since its adaptation from the Brit show with the same name. Its format has evolved, but the basics remain: Answer trivia questions to win what could be very big bucks. Safety nets along the way guarantee sums that can't be lost once a contestant reaches certain thresholds -- and players can quit any time, but going for the million carries the risk of losing hundreds of thousands with one wrong answer. Contestants get "lifelines" to help reach the top. Written by Jwelch5742

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At the beginning of Season 13, one of the "jump the question" lifelines was removed and replaced with a new lifeline called the +1, which allows the player to call down their friend or whoever came with them to the show to come and assist them with the question. See more »

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Meredith Vieira - Host: You know the rules, you know the lifelines, are you ready? Let's play.
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Connections

Version of Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? (1999) See more »

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Not too much is good about this show anymore!
10 March 2011 | by sethallen623See all my reviews

More than a decade after its U.S. television debut, it happens that "Who Wants to Be a Millionaire" is definitely no longer as great a game show as it once was. I do tolerate Meredith Vieira as the hostess, but her hosting style is somewhat boring, and does little to preserve the enthusiasm, humor, and excitement given the show by Regis Philbin in the prime-time version. In addition, I dislike the dumb things she says to contestants on higher- level questions, when making them nervous into thinking that they got their questions wrong. However, I like that she is very comfortable with the contestants, and is better at pronunciations than Regis. I hate how the show's format has changed so many times over the years... I think "Millionaire" is better in its classic format than in any other. Nowadays, it seems that the "Millionaire" game has been ruined... It's not what it used to be... And the fact that it's only a half-hour show makes it even worse... However, despite all of its flaws, I still think that the syndicated "Millionaire" is entertaining and very fun to watch and play along with. I would definitely recommend it to anyone who was a die-hard fan of the prime-time shows or who is a respectable trivia buff.


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