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goongas

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« on: January 25, 2004, 09:14:22 PM »
ABC Brining Back 'MILLIONAIRE' And Regis For Limited Run ... Developing...   According to drudgereport.com
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« Reply #1 on: January 25, 2004, 09:21:52 PM »
[quote name=\'goongas\' date=\'Jan 25 2004, 09:14 PM\'] ABC Brining Back 'MILLIONAIRE' And Regis For Limited Run ... Developing...   According to drudgereport.com [/quote]
 That's amazing. I hope this turns out to be true, but it really underlines just how desparate ABC is for a hit, any hit. I am not surprised, though.

I hope this means the return of Fastest Finger and they they've learned their lesson with regard to overdoing both the show and celebrity editions.
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« Reply #2 on: January 25, 2004, 09:27:45 PM »
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I hope this means the return of Fastest Finger and they they've learned their lesson with regard to overdoing both the show and celebrity editions.

I also hope it means the return of the phone qualifier...if nothing else, it'll be good for daily reports on successful/failed calls. :-)

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« Reply #3 on: January 25, 2004, 09:29:58 PM »
I honestly thought ABC was done with Millionaire primetime and would have aired pigs flying first.  They must like the rating the syndicated show gets.

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« Reply #4 on: January 25, 2004, 09:38:06 PM »
Link for news articles:

http://www.nytimes.com/2004/01/26/arts/tel...&partner=GOOGLE

Very interesting article.  More lifelines, $10 million grand prize, etc.

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« Reply #5 on: January 25, 2004, 09:54:26 PM »
I hope the changes that are being made to the format won't ruin the original feeling of the show.  It's a smart move that they're going back to the "British" scheduling, and of course bringing back Regis!  At any rate, I'm excited to see how this turns out, and how well it will do.
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« Reply #6 on: January 25, 2004, 09:56:52 PM »
Is this real? April 1 isn't for another two months!

If this is true, you can bet my VCR will be fired up. I also feel bad for ABC; this should be living proof that the reality wave has leveled.

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« Reply #7 on: January 25, 2004, 10:14:54 PM »
[quote name=\'TheInquisitiveOne\' date=\'Jan 25 2004, 09:56 PM\'] If this is true, you can bet my VCR will be fired up. I also feel bad for ABC; this should be living proof that the reality wave has leveled.

The Inquisitive One

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 The reality wave hasn't leveled; as the article stated, it was found that people still like the show and would like to see it back in prime-time again.

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« Reply #8 on: January 25, 2004, 10:20:45 PM »
One only hopes that the alphabet network did learn their lesson from 2000, to only use the sweeps method. If they did, they probably would have still been on the air with no hiatus.

Let's pray they don't make any stupid changes to the format, I already am worried about additional lifelines. God help us. (And that's my honest opinion).

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« Reply #9 on: January 25, 2004, 11:39:39 PM »
[quote name=\'NicholasM79\' date=\'Jan 25 2004, 10:20 PM\']Let's pray they don't make any stupid changes to the format, I already am worried about additional lifelines. God help us. (And that's my honest opinion).[/quote]
Memo to ABC: if you use any of the lifelines Randy and I developed for Moronionaire, we deserve at least a mention.  And if you add wedgies, I want a royalty. :-D

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« Reply #10 on: January 25, 2004, 11:39:41 PM »
Oooo, the giddy feeling I'm getting from this reminds me of the first NY Times Article regarding Millionaire I read.  I'm really curious as to what the new lifelines are.  I know when the British version did live shows the ATA was Ask The Home Audience, where they would go to commercial as people called a number to select their answer (one # was for A, one for B, and so on).  I also seem to recall one where you could trade in a question for a lifeline, but I may be confusing that with something else.

Does anyone know of any other lifelines used on other versions?  Celador likes to keep things as uniform as possible with the show, so perhaps they will be borrowing lifeline ideas from other countries.

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« Reply #11 on: January 25, 2004, 11:44:43 PM »
[quote name=\'dzinkin\' date=\'Jan 25 2004, 11:39 PM\'] [quote name=\'NicholasM79\' date=\'Jan 25 2004, 10:20 PM\']Let's pray they don't make any stupid changes to the format, I already am worried about additional lifelines. God help us. (And that's my honest opinion).[/quote]
Memo to ABC: if you use any of the lifelines Randy and I developed for Moronionaire, we deserve at least a mention.  And if you add wedgies, I want a royalty. :-D [/quote]
 Bah, Wedgies have already been done. See SNL's "Wedgie Fever!" and you'll never look at the state of Oklahoma the same again.

As for the additional lifelines, hey, it sounds cool and it sets it apart from the daily millionaire. I'm excited to see what they have cooked up. And Regis is back!
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« Reply #12 on: January 26, 2004, 12:20:44 AM »
Very exciting news indeed and I like the 3 extra lifelines after the second plateau. From my understanding of the article they are increasing all of the current dollar values ten fold. So the new tree would look like this:

$10 Million
$5 Million
$2.5 Million
$1.25 Million
$640,000
$320,000 Plateau
$160,000
$80,000
$40,000
$20,000
$10,000 Plateau
$5,000
$3,000
$2,000
$1,000

Tim :-)

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« Reply #13 on: January 26, 2004, 12:23:08 AM »
[quote name=\'Little Big Brother\' date=\'Jan 26 2004, 12:39 AM\'] Does anyone know of any other lifelines used on other versions?  Celador likes to keep things as uniform as possible with the show, so perhaps they will be borrowing lifeline ideas from other countries. [/quote]
 The recent British live version added the lifeline of "get rid of the current question for a new one". They could use that one and maybe another PAF or 50/50.

Tim :-)

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« Reply #14 on: January 26, 2004, 01:04:55 AM »
[quote name=\'Timsterino\' date=\'Jan 25 2004, 11:20 PM\'] Very exciting news indeed and I like the 3 extra lifelines after the second plateau. From my understanding of the article they are increasing all of the current dollar values ten fold. So the new tree would look like this:

$10 Million
$5 Million
$2.5 Million
$1.25 Million
$640,000
$320,000 Plateau
$160,000
$80,000
$40,000
$20,000
$10,000 Plateau
$5,000
$3,000
$2,000
$1,000

Tim :-) [/quote]
 Wow, that means double the lifelines, and 10 times the cash from regular Millionaire!

I also hope that the remaining $0 Winners from the Primetime show will be allowed to play on this version, so that they can go from ZERO to TEN MILLION!