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.
Did You Know?
During the Halloween week in Season 11, the show had a Halloween theme. The icons for the lifelines were changed and they had different names that represent a Halloween theme, which were picked out by the show's Facebook fans. The "Ask the Audience" was renamed to "Pick the Audiences' Brains" and the "Jump the Questions" were each renamed to "Bat the Question Away". In addition, a new lifeline called "Crystal Ball" was provided during that week. It would reveal the amount of money behind the question, helping the player decide whether they really want to jump the question. This lifeline was also used occasionally during Season 11. See more
Meredith Vieira - Host
You know the rules, you know the lifelines, are you ready? Let's play.