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BrandonFG

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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
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Re: Jimmy Kimmel to host "Millionaire" 20th anniversary edition w/celebs
« Reply #1 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.
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Re: Jimmy Kimmel to host "Millionaire" 20th anniversary edition w/celebs
« Reply #2 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.

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Re: Jimmy Kimmel to host "Millionaire" 20th anniversary edition w/celebs
« Reply #3 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.
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Re: Jimmy Kimmel to host "Millionaire" 20th anniversary edition w/celebs
« Reply #4 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!

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Re: Jimmy Kimmel to host "Millionaire" 20th anniversary edition w/celebs
« Reply #5 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.

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Re: Jimmy Kimmel to host "Millionaire" 20th anniversary edition w/celebs
« Reply #6 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?
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BrandonFG

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Re: Jimmy Kimmel to host "Millionaire" 20th anniversary edition w/celebs
« Reply #7 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.
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Re: Jimmy Kimmel to host "Millionaire" 20th anniversary edition w/celebs
« Reply #8 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.

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Re: Jimmy Kimmel to host "Millionaire" 20th anniversary edition w/celebs
« Reply #9 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

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Re: Jimmy Kimmel to host "Millionaire" 20th anniversary edition w/celebs
« Reply #10 on: January 08, 2020, 09:21:40 PM »
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Re: Jimmy Kimmel to host "Millionaire" 20th anniversary edition w/celebs
« Reply #11 on: January 09, 2020, 02:42:41 AM »
A WWTBAM revival?  Well, that was fast...
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Re: Jimmy Kimmel to host "Millionaire" 20th anniversary edition w/celebs
« Reply #12 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.

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Re: Jimmy Kimmel to host "Millionaire" 20th anniversary edition w/celebs
« Reply #13 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.
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Re: Jimmy Kimmel to host "Millionaire" 20th anniversary edition w/celebs
« Reply #14 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


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