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Who Wants to Be a Millionaire

Who Wants to Be a Millionaire

Photo Credit:  ABC/Eric McCandless
  • Premiered: 
    April 8, 2020
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  • Network: ABC
  • Category: Series
  • Genre: Game Show & Contest
  • Type: Live Action
  • Concept: 
    Updated version of Who Wants to Be a Millionaire 
  • Subject Matter: Quiz
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Plot Synopsis

Executive produced and hosted by Jimmy Kimmel, this version of WHO WANTS TO BE A MILLIONAIRE features celebrity contestants playing for charity. And the stars can invite a guest in the hot seat to help them answer questions. It could be a relative, a beloved teacher or a famed trivia expert -- anyone they want -- to help them win as much money as they can for the charity of their choice. Additionally, this special run of shows introduces a live, play-along app which allows America to compete to win the same amount of money that celebrities are playing for on the show.

On Monday, April 6, 2020 at 10pm ET/PT, ABC premiered "Secrets and Surprises," a one-hour special that features a rare interview with former hosts Regis Philbin and Meredith Vieira, who both open up about their time at the show. The prime-time special also includes interviews with Michael Davies, the original executive producer, who explains what made MILLIONAIRE a hit and gives a tour of the new set as well as Jimmy Kimmel, who's slated to host a limited series of MILLIONAIRE. Kimmel shares what is new about his upcoming celebrity version and how stars donate their winnings to their favorite charity. The prime-time special also looks at some of the greatest winners of all time, how they've used their money and more

The series premiered two days later on Wednesday, April 8, 2020 at 10pm on ABC. Celebrity contestants include: Eric Stonestreet (April 8, the night of the series finale of MODERN FAMILY), trying to win cash for Building Hope for Autism, with the support of MODERN FAMILY EP Danny Zuker; Will Forte (April 8 & 15), playing with his father, Reb, for The Pangea Network; Nikki Glaser (April 15), supporting Rescue the Birds with the help of Dr. Drew Pinsky; and more.
On Thursday, June 4, 2020 at 8pm ET/PT, ABC premiered the season finale of WHO WANTS TO BE A MILLIONAIRE. Anderson Cooper continues his run on MILLIONAIRE for the Spikes K9 Fund and then swaps seats with Andy Cohen, filling in as his guest expert, as Cohen jumps in the hot seat for Planned Parenthood.


Production & Distribution

  • Produced by Embassy Row
  • Produced by Kimmelot
  • Produced by Valleycrest Productions