Who Wants to Be a Millionaire

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Meredith Vieira to Host Daytime Talk Show

Meredith Vieira

Meredith Vieira will host her own daytime talkshow on NBC, NBCUniversal announced Tuesday. The Meredith Vieira Show will debut in the fall and receive national syndication. read more

Report: Jeopardy! Eyes Matt Lauer, Brian Williams to Replace Alex Trebek

Matt Lauer

As Jeopardy! host Alex Trebek continues mulling retirement, the syndicated game show is weighing its options regarding its nest host. And according to The New York Post, the current frontrunner is... Today show anchor Matt Lauer. read more

CBS' The Job Offers Contestants a Shot at Their Dream Gig

Lisa Ling

Two years ago, a conversation Michael Davies had with his daughter, then a 19-year-old college student, inspired him to create a reality show about people trying to find employment.

"When she finished up freshman year at school, she told me that she had no intention of going back for her sophomore year," Davies tells TVGuide.com. "And when I asked her why, she said because none of the graduating seniors in her college have real jobs."

And thus, CBS's The Job, which premieres Friday at 8/7c, was born. read more

Meredith Vieira Leaving Who Wants to be a Millionaire

Meredith Vieira

After 11 years as host, Meredith Vieira is leaving the U.S. syndicated version of Who Wants to be a Millionaire, TVGuide.com has confirmed.

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Meredith Vieira Returns to General Hospital

Meredith Vieira

It's hard out there for a madam. Meredith Vieira guested on ABC's General Hospital nearly 10 years ago as Bree Flanders, owner of an upscale call-girl business who tried to hire one of Luke Spencer's ladyloves. Bree's back on the soap Friday, Dec. 14, only this time in a very different line of work. Vieira gave TV Guide Magazine the exclusive dish.

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Disney Loses $319 Million Appeal of Millionaire Verdict

Who Wants to Be a Millionaire

The Walt Disney Company has lost its appeal for a new trial against the creators of Who Wants to Be A Millionaire?, who won a $319 million lawsuit against the company in 2010.

In ruling issued Monday, an appeals court panel denied Disney's request for a new trial, meaning the massive damage award stands barring a Supreme Court intervention. read more

ABC' Daytime President to Step Down

Susan Lucci

Brian Frons, the president of ABC Daytime that oversaw the cancellation of All My Children and One Life to Life, is stepping down, the network announced on Friday.

"While my decision to try something new was not arrived at easily, nine years is a long time in television terms," Frons said in a statement. "I'm proud of the performance of ABC Daytime over that time, and of all of the accomplishments that our team achieved along the way."

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Watercoooler: You Deserve It Earns Our Love

Chris Harrison

Maybe it's Thanksgiving week sappiness getting to us, but we're totally grateful for ABC's You Deserve It.

Last night, the well-intentioned game show kicked off with all the emotional fixings: Chris Harrison for our most-dramatic-ever hosting needs, folks in need for the tears, selfless friends for the "it's better to give" message, and of course, mild-to-tricky trivia questions for the fun stuff.

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Regis Philbin Signs Off Live After 28 Years

Regis Philbin

In the end, it wasn't just Regis and Kelly, or Regis and Kathie Lee ... it felt more like Regis and everybody. After some 16,000 hours in front of a television camera, Regis Philbin signed off Live! with Regis and Kelly Friday morning.

Ending a 28-year run, the "Farewell Special" began oddly ...
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Regis Philbin to Receive TV Land's Legend Award

Live with Regis and Kelly

Regis Philbin will receive the Legend Award at this year's TV Land Awards, the cable network announced Monday.

The Legend Award is given to an entertainer or TV show that has stood the test of time and ranks among the most celebrated in entertainment history. Previous winners include Garry Marshall, Mel Brooks, Carl Reiner and Don Rickles.

"Hey, it's about time... read more

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Premiered: May 16, 2004, on ABC
Rating: TV-G
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Premise: A version of the British game that marked the return of big-money quiz shows to prime-time TV, in which players navigated a total of 15 questions for, originally, a $1 million prize. The Regis Philbin-helmed `Millionaire' was a national sensation when it debuted, but ABC sucked the life out of it by airing the show as many as four times a week. Reege returned to host an occasional `Super Millionaire' series in 2004. A weekday syndicated version places Meredith Vieira across from the hot seat.

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