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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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Series cast summary:
Meredith Vieira ...  Herself - Host 734 episodes, 2002-2013
Chris Harrison ...  Himself - Host 570 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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The "Phone a Friend" lifeline was removed because too many people were googling the answers on the other line of the phone. 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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Crazy Credits

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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Version of ¿Quién quiere ser millonario? (2001) See more »

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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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