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.
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For the 14th season, the show gets a new host, and brings back some of the early features of the game. The 50/50 lifeline returns, replacing the option to jump a question; most notably, the randomly selected dollar amounts for the first ten questions are replaced by the original "ladder" format in which contestants begin with lower-value questions and gradually move to questions worth increasingly greater amounts. See more
Meredith Vieira - Host
You know the rules, you know the lifelines, are you ready? Let's play.
The show originally aired on ABC. When an episode ended on there, Regis would typically make a remark about what show was going to be on there next (for example, Dharma and Greg) right before the credits ended. Strangely, these are NOT edited out in Game Show Network airings! See more