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?
At the beginning of season 9, the lifelines were changed. The "Double Dip" and "Ask the Expert" lifelines were replaced with two "Jump the Question" lifelines, which allow the player to skip the question without having to answer it. However, the player forfeits the amount of money hidden behind the question. The "Jump the Question" cannot be used on the very last question, which is the million dollar question. The "Ask the Audience" lifeline still remains the same. 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
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