SOURCE: Who Wants To Be a Millionaire
October 23, 2007 19:52 ET
"Who Wants To Be A Millionaire," and Host Meredith Vieira, Celebrate 1,000 Episodes by Giving $100,000 Away to Home Viewers!
Million-Dollar Question Revealed, Week of October 29 - November 2
NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - October 23, 2007) - "Who
Wants To Be A Millionaire," (www.millionairetv.com) with host Meredith Vieira, will celebrate a
major milestone this November with a week-long celebration of the 1,000th
episode of the syndicated game show, airing November 5 - 9. "Millionaire"
continues to offer the biggest prize opportunity of any syndicated game
show, with a potential million-dollar payout to any contestant who can
correctly answer 15 questions. Throughout the span of 1,000 episodes, over
1,800 contestants have won a combined total of more than $42,000,000!
"I am incredibly honored to be associated with a show like 'Who Wants To Be
A Millionaire,'" said host Meredith Vieira. "It's a show that people of
all generations can enjoy. Every day we have the opportunity to make a
difference in people's lives by giving them life-changing amounts of
money," she added. "I extend heartfelt congratulations to the entire
'Millionaire' family for producing 1,000 episodes of quality entertainment
-- 1,000 shows of which we can all be proud."
To help celebrate the 1,000th episode, home viewers will have a chance to
win some "Millionaire" money of their own, in "Millionaire's Grand Giveaway
Sweepstakes." 100 lucky viewers will win $1,000 each and a total of
$100,000 will be handed out during the week. Home viewers who
pre-registered at www.millionairetv.com throughout the month of September
should tune-in November 5 - 9 to see if their name is announced.
For the first time in the game show's history, contestants for the week
will be able to bypass the first five questions (valued at $100 - $1,000)
and will be only 10 questions away from winning one million dollars! In
honor of the 1,000th episode, contestants will be guaranteed to win at
least $1,000 in the hot seat.
MILLION-DOLLAR QUESTION REVEALED (Week of Oct. 29 - Nov. 2):
Could our next millionaire be waiting in the wings? Tune-in the week of
October 29 - November 2 when the elusive million-dollar question will be
revealed! Here's a sneak peak at what the million-dollar question will be:
"Khrushchev's famous 1960 'shoe-banging' outburst at the U.N. was in
response to a delegate from what nation? A) Australia, B) The Netherlands,
C) The Philippines, D) Turkey." The correct answer is "C," but you'll have
to tune-in October 29 - November 2, to see if the contestant will know the
answer and walk away with $1 million. Our confetti is ready to fly and
we've got a million-dollar check ready to fill out!
TV WEEK (November 12 - 16):
"Who Wants To Be A Millionaire" will present a week-long edition of "TV
Week," featuring trivia buffs facing questions all about classic and
current television shows. The first-ever edition of "TV Week" will air
November 12 - 16.
"Who Wants To Be A Millionaire" currently is in its sixth season and is
hosted by the Emmy Award-winning Meredith Vieira. The game show is
produced by Valleycrest Productions Ltd. and is distributed by Disney-ABC
Domestic Television, the domestic distribution arm of The Walt Disney
Company. Disney-ABC Domestic Television is a wholly owned subsidiary of
Disney Enterprises, Inc. Michael Davies and Leigh Hampton are executive
producers for "Millionaire." Meredith Vieira is co-executive producer.
For more information, go to www.millionairetv.com.