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Title: Jimmy Kimmel to host "Millionaire" 20th anniversary edition w/celebs
Post by: BrandonFG on January 08, 2020, 02:49:51 PM
ABC continues to lead the charge on classic revivals, with a 21st 20th Anniversary revival, premiering in April. The article makes no mention on whether it's staying in Vegas or returning to NYC. Interestingly enough, this allows Millionaire to join the four-decade club.

One interesting wrinkle, this version will feature an app that allows viewers to play along at home. Sounds like the feature the original version had in the early-2000s. "Enhanced TV" I wanna say it was called?

https://variety.com/2020/tv/news/jimmy-kimmel-who-wants-to-be-a-millionaire-abc-20th-anniversary-1203460383/?fbclid=IwAR3k2XuPc7aaBPf2rCYCHxWfzEs8QgZf5Grjy4vU3BolY8BagxRKCgxuZXs
Title: Re: Jimmy Kimmel to host "Millionaire" 20th anniversary edition w/celebs
Post by: Dan88 on January 08, 2020, 03:12:26 PM
20⅔th Anniversary?

A bit sad that Chris Harrison wasn't invited back to host, but I'm sure Jimmy will do fine.
Title: Re: Jimmy Kimmel to host "Millionaire" 20th anniversary edition w/celebs
Post by: gamed121683 on January 08, 2020, 03:21:59 PM
20⅔th Anniversary?

A bit sad that Chris Harrison wasn't invited back to host, but I'm sure Jimmy will do fine.

...or the OG Regis, for that matter. However, I concur Kimmel will do it justice.
Title: Re: Jimmy Kimmel to host "Millionaire" 20th anniversary edition w/celebs
Post by: BrandonFG on January 08, 2020, 03:46:10 PM
20⅔th Anniversary?

A bit sad that Chris Harrison wasn't invited back to host, but I'm sure Jimmy will do fine.

...or the OG Regis, for that matter. However, I concur Kimmel will do it justice.
Understanding the man is nearly 90 years old, I'm still hoping for a Reege cameo, even if it's a pre-recorded video. It's only fitting in my book, but YMMV.
Title: Re: Jimmy Kimmel to host "Millionaire" 20th anniversary edition w/celebs
Post by: Chuck Sutton on January 08, 2020, 03:56:17 PM
So if one counts Holey Moley as a game show,  ABC will have 10 game shows on this season!
Title: Re: Jimmy Kimmel to host "Millionaire" 20th anniversary edition w/celebs
Post by: Stackertosh on January 08, 2020, 04:14:16 PM
I figure since Fresh off the Boat did a Millionaire episode the show would return back sooner than later. The Celebrities turn me off i would rather see Civilian contestants.

Jimmy is a pretty good choice i hope he doesn't get political and start whining. I thought Chris Harrison was boring.
Title: Re: Jimmy Kimmel to host "Millionaire" 20th anniversary edition w/celebs
Post by: johnnya2k3 on January 08, 2020, 05:48:01 PM
Why not Tom Bergeron, since Dancing With The Stars is the only time we see him anywhere every year?
Title: Re: Jimmy Kimmel to host "Millionaire" 20th anniversary edition w/celebs
Post by: BrandonFG on January 08, 2020, 05:57:11 PM
Jimmy is a pretty good choice i hope he doesn't get political and start whining. I thought Chris Harrison was boring.
I'm pretty sure he's not going to do that, considering a quiz show is much different than a late-night talk show or reenactment of a classic sitcom that openly discussed politics. Just like Pat Sajak doesn't inject his politics into a game of Wheel of Fortune.

Why not Tom Bergeron, since Dancing With The Stars is the only time we see him on every year?
Because the producers didn't want him? Besides, between past Oscars telecasts and the recent Norman Lear specials, it looks like ABC wants to promote their late-night host a little more. I see no issue with it.
Title: Re: Jimmy Kimmel to host "Millionaire" 20th anniversary edition w/celebs
Post by: tomobrien on January 08, 2020, 06:02:45 PM
Understanding the man is nearly 90 years old, I'm still hoping for a Reege cameo, even if it's a pre-recorded video. It's only fitting in my book, but YMMV.

Yes, the play-along game was "Enhanced TV."
Agree with you about a Reege cameo. Like it or not, outside our little game show world, he's still the one most closely associated with the show.
Title: Re: Jimmy Kimmel to host "Millionaire" 20th anniversary edition w/celebs
Post by: cmjb13 on January 08, 2020, 07:51:20 PM
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A 20th anniversary edition of “Millionaire” will premiere in April, featuring celebrity contestants playing for charity.

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The 2020 edition will be executive produced by Kimmel, Michael Davies and Mike Richards

Makes sense
Title: Re: Jimmy Kimmel to host "Millionaire" 20th anniversary edition w/celebs
Post by: GiraffeBoy on January 08, 2020, 09:21:40 PM
Hey, if anyone needs a former contestatnt to be a Plus One lifeline...  ;) #AskingForAFriend

--Charlie
Title: Re: Jimmy Kimmel to host "Millionaire" 20th anniversary edition w/celebs
Post by: DjohnsonCB on January 09, 2020, 02:42:41 AM
A WWTBAM revival?  Well, that was fast...
Title: Re: Jimmy Kimmel to host "Millionaire" 20th anniversary edition w/celebs
Post by: Stackertosh on January 10, 2020, 06:48:48 PM
Why not Tom Bergeron, since Dancing With The Stars is the only time we see him anywhere every year?


Tom said a few years ago he didn't want to host another Game Show. He also turned down The Price is Right offer so many times.
Title: Re: Jimmy Kimmel to host "Millionaire" 20th anniversary edition w/celebs
Post by: Dan88 on January 10, 2020, 07:50:46 PM
[Tom] turned down The Price is Right offer so many times.
I seem to remember him saying he turned it down because at the time he was very much rooted in New York, then more firmly shut the idea down after being told that they'd move the show there to accommodate him.
Title: Re: Jimmy Kimmel to host "Millionaire" 20th anniversary edition w/celebs
Post by: colonial on February 27, 2020, 08:04:53 PM
Tapings for the 20th anniversary shows scheduled for March 13-15 in Culver City. Tickets can be found here

https://1iota.com/show/1098/who-wants-to-be-a-millionaire?fbclid=iwar23pkf13usrncio8f1hmlt2gxcu28cwv4rqfb4julcjjueqhclfqpnlkra


JD
Title: Re: Jimmy Kimmel to host "Millionaire" 20th anniversary edition w/celebs
Post by: colonial on March 26, 2020, 12:46:27 PM
Per BuzzerBlog, an update on how these episodes will work.

-- There are three lifelines -- 50/50, PAF and Ask the Host (no studio audience due to COVID-19)
-- Each celebrity will have an "Expert" sitting behind them to help on the first 10 questions. If they have at least one lifeline remaining on Level 3 (Questions 11-15), they can trade it in to get assistance from their Expert one final time.

Celebrities playing are

Eric Stonestreet
Will Forte
Kaitlin Olson
Lauren Lapkus
Nikki Glaser
Ike Barinholtz
Dr. Phil McGraw
Catherine O'Hara
Anthony Anderson

Per BB O'Hara's expert is Brad Rutter. Also, the live play-along app is still planned.


JD
Title: Re: Jimmy Kimmel to host "Millionaire" 20th anniversary edition w/celebs
Post by: jcs290 on March 27, 2020, 11:22:37 AM
The no-audience thing may actually help the Celebrity Millionaire format.  One of the many annoying things about Regis' editions was how the first 10 questions were essentially throwaways with the other celebs "humorously" whispering hints to the Hot Seat player.
Title: Re: Jimmy Kimmel to host "Millionaire" 20th anniversary edition w/celebs
Post by: Neumms on March 27, 2020, 02:37:29 PM
Catherine O'Hara! What a booking!

Even better if she plays her character from SCTV's High Q, although multiple choice may help her.
Title: Re: Jimmy Kimmel to host "Millionaire" 20th anniversary edition w/celebs
Post by: aaron sica on March 27, 2020, 03:10:40 PM
Even better if she plays her character from SCTV's High Q, although multiple choice may help her.

"Backseat driving?"
Title: Re: Jimmy Kimmel to host "Millionaire" 20th anniversary edition w/celebs
Post by: clemon79 on March 27, 2020, 07:58:17 PM
Catherine O'Hara! What a booking!

Even better if she plays her character from SCTV's High Q, although multiple choice may help her.

If she doesn't come on as Moira Rose, I riot.
Title: Re: Jimmy Kimmel to host "Millionaire" 20th anniversary edition w/celebs
Post by: Neumms on March 27, 2020, 11:26:23 PM
If she doesn't come on as Moira Rose, I riot.

Off the main topic, but have you heard Conan O'Brien's podcast with her and Eugene Levy? It's great. She gets into how the Moira accent (accent?) came to be.
Title: Re: Jimmy Kimmel to host "Millionaire" 20th anniversary edition w/celebs
Post by: TimK2003 on April 05, 2020, 05:36:34 PM
Just saw a promo for the show showing brief clips of the actual eps with the celebs in the chair.  Already looking surreal without the audience in the stands.
Title: Re: Jimmy Kimmel to host "Millionaire" 20th anniversary edition w/celebs
Post by: Stackertosh on April 07, 2020, 05:58:47 AM
I watch some of the Turkish Version of Millionaire and they don't have an audience. The studio is very quiet.
Title: Re: Jimmy Kimmel to host "Millionaire" 20th anniversary edition w/celebs
Post by: BillCullen1 on April 07, 2020, 11:35:34 AM
20⅔th Anniversary?

A bit sad that Chris Harrison wasn't invited back to host, but I'm sure Jimmy will do fine.

...or the OG Regis, for that matter. However, I concur Kimmel will do it justice.

Speaking of Regis, he was on the "Secrets & Surprises" preview on ABC Monday night (4/6). He has all white hair but he looks pretty good. He and Jimmy chatted on the Millionaire set. They also had clips of all the other hosts. Meredith, Cedric, Terry and Chris.
Title: Re: Jimmy Kimmel to host "Millionaire" 20th anniversary edition w/celebs
Post by: DoItRockapella on April 07, 2020, 11:49:29 AM

Speaking of Regis, he was on the "Secrets & Surprises" preview on ABC Monday night (4/6). He has all white hair but he looks pretty good. He and Jimmy chatted on the Millionaire set. They also had clips of all the other hosts. Meredith, Cedric, Terry and Chris.

Watched that special last night. Meredith and Chris were both interviewed, but Meredith's interview never appears on screen - you just hear her voice a few times. Chris did appear on screen a few times outside clips, at what appeared to be his house. Cedric and Terry appeared only via clips. Alex Trebek also appeared at one point from the set of Jeopardy to wish the best to another iconic quiz show.

That said, the vast majority of the special consisted of clips, and the vast majority of those clips were pretty clearly sourced from GSN reruns or YouTube videos, frequently in less-than-ideal video quality.
Title: Re: Jimmy Kimmel to host "Millionaire" 20th anniversary edition w/celebs
Post by: BrandonFG on April 07, 2020, 05:41:43 PM
Here's a promo. The new set looks slick.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gy2txPzhqzM
Title: Re: Jimmy Kimmel to host "Millionaire" 20th anniversary edition w/celebs
Post by: Kevin Prather on April 08, 2020, 12:50:07 AM
Regis sounded pretty disconnected during the special, like he was only half there.
Title: Re: Jimmy Kimmel to host "Millionaire" 20th anniversary edition w/celebs
Post by: Stackertosh on April 11, 2020, 07:03:39 AM
Regis sounded pretty disconnected during the special, like he was only half there.

I am glad im not the only one who noticed it . I know Regis is up there in age he's usually hyper and has a story to tell.
Title: Re: Jimmy Kimmel to host "Millionaire" 20th anniversary edition w/celebs
Post by: BillCullen1 on April 29, 2020, 10:41:56 AM
Millionaire moves to Thursdays a 8pm Eastern starting this week (4/30). Tonight (4/29), they are repeating the first three episodes back to back.
Title: Re: Jimmy Kimmel to host "Millionaire" 20th anniversary edition w/celebs
Post by: Chuck Sutton on May 21, 2020, 06:17:19 PM
ABC just renewed for a second season, no word if celebrities  or not.
Title: Re: Jimmy Kimmel to host "Millionaire" 20th anniversary edition w/celebs
Post by: BrandonFG on May 21, 2020, 06:25:28 PM
ABC just renewed for a second season, no word if celebrities  or not.
From Decider (https://decider.com/2020/05/21/abc-fall-tv-schedule-2020-21/).

Great to hear. I love that the classic format is back, but think it works better as a limited-run series, maybe as part of the summer lineup.
Title: Re: Jimmy Kimmel to host "Millionaire" 20th anniversary edition w/celebs
Post by: jlgarfield on May 22, 2020, 04:14:47 PM
^ Alongside the other ABC Summer Fun and Games series. :D

On a personal note, I <3 both Millionaire and Press Your Luck. When I found out that Millionaire was coming back, I realized that it and PYL will be on the same network (but not the same time), it was a freakin' dream come true for me.

So, in celebration, I made this mock movie poster with my artistic skills: https://i.imgur.com/7dMWk6U.png

Enjoy. :D
Title: Re: Jimmy Kimmel to host "Millionaire" 20th anniversary edition w/celebs
Post by: Otm Shank on May 22, 2020, 09:12:39 PM
Deadline (https://deadline.com/2020/05/abc-renewals-stumptown-mixed-ish-2020-21-season-a-million-little-things-the-conners-the-goldbergs-the-rookie-the-bachelor-dancing-with-the-stars-renewed-1202940807/) has Millionaire season 2 with celebrities, plus confirming that Supermarket Sweep is still in ABC's stable for the upcoming season.