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Who Wants to Be a Millionaire 

TV-PG | | Game-Show | TV Series (2002– )
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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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Series cast summary:
Meredith Vieira ...  Herself - Host 734 episodes, 2002-2013
Chris Harrison ...  Himself - Host 610 episodes, 2015-2018
Terry Crews ...  Himself - Host 176 episodes, 2014-2015
Cedric the Entertainer ...  Himself - 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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16 September 2002 (USA) See more »

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Millionaire See more »

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Las Vegas, Nevada, USA See more »

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At the beginning of season 9, some of the rules of the game have changed. The "clock format" was replaced with a "shuffle format." The amount of questions on the money tree went from 15 questions to 14 questions and they were split into two rounds. The first round consists of 10 questions with categories and the second round would contain the last 4 questions without the categories and is also referred to as "Classic Millionaire." The dollar amounts in the first round would be hidden and randomly mixed up and then the categories would be added in and mixed up randomly. Then after the player answers a question correctly, the amount of money behind the question will be revealed and added into a bank, accumulates the player's winnings throughout the game. If the player chooses to walk during the first round, they will receive half of the amount in their bank and if they choose to walk anytime during the round two, they will receive all the winnings in their bank. However, if the player gets the answer to a question wrong during the first round, they will lose the entire bank and leave with a $1,000 consolation prize. If they get the answer to a question in the second round wrong, they will end up walking with $25,000. 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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No feeling, no nothing.
10 February 2017 | by gmttgnSee all my reviews

I liked Millionaire because it had feeling. But when they changed the format, the graphics, the music, it just took all that away. There's no suspense, no drama, no nothing. It's just nothing now. The new host is not really exciting either. I liked Millionaire with the hot seat, the suspenseful music, the ominous lighting, and Regis Philbin. But they just threw it in the trash and ruined it. If the guys behind Millionaire decide to redo the format right now, they should do it right. The classic format is the way to go. Just offering one million dollars is not enough. The audience should react to the events going on in this particular game show, because that's how the creators intended it to be. Overall, not as enjoyable as it was 15 years ago.


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