ABC Revives Millionaire for 10th Anniversary
Call your lifelines: ABC wants to make more Millionaires.
The Alphabet network will bring back host Regis Philbin for an 11-night primetime run of Who Wants to Be a Millionaire to celebrate the game show's 10th anniversary this summer. The show will premiere Aug. 9 and run through Aug. 23.
The quiz show was an instant success when it debuted in August 1999 and popularized the phrase, "Is that your final answer?" Ratings began to fall, and the primetime series was cancelled in 2002. Today host Meredith Vieira then began emceeing a syndicated daytime version of the show, which is still airing.
Aside from the anniversary, interest could perhaps be renewed thanks to the Oscar-winning film Slumdog Millionaire, which features an Indian version of the show as its framing device.
Are you excited to see the show back in primetime?